All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of winning.

This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .

Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.

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. 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.

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

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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.

This game is known as Pong hau k'i in China and Ou-moul-ko-no in Korea. Find a friend to play or try the interactive version online.

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

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

Try playing this game from New Zealand at the beach by drawing the board in the sand. Find an opponent and see if you can win by ending up with your shell in the centre space.

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

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

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

The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?

This article invites you to get familiar with a strategic game called "sprouts". The game is simple enough for younger children to understand, and has also provided experienced mathematicians with. . . .

A game from Italy. Play with a friend and see if you can be the first to get five pieces in a line.

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

This article explains the use of the idea of connectedness in networks, in two different ways, to bring into focus the basics of the game of Go, namely capture and territory.

An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

A simple game for 2 players invented by John Conway. It is played on a 3x3 square board with 9 counters that are black on one side and white on the other.

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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?

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

A game to make and play based on the number line.

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

A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy.

This game challenges you to locate hidden triangles in The White Box by firing rays and observing where the rays exit the Box.

The game of go has a simple mechanism. This discussion of the principle of two eyes in go has shown that the game does not depend on equally clear-cut concepts.

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

Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

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

Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.

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

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

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

A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?