We think this 3x3 version of the game is often harder than the 5x5 version. Do you agree? If so, why do you think that might be?

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple. . . .

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?

Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.

A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.

A game for 2 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.

First Connect Three game for an adult and child. Use the dice numbers and either addition or subtraction to get three numbers in a straight line.

How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?

In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?

This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?

A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...

A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?

Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.

Have a go at this game which has been inspired by the Big Internet Math-Off 2019. Can you gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent?

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the run-up to Christmas.

A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.

This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?

This is a game for 2 players. Each player has 4 counters each, and wins by blocking their opponent's counters. A good follow-on from two stones.

A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

The game uses a 3x3 square board. 2 players take turns to play, either placing a red on an empty square, or changing a red to orange, or orange to green. The player who forms 3 of 1 colour in a line. . . .

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.