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

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

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.

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

Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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?

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

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

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

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

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

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

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

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

A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .

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. . . .

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

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

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

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 in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

An ancient game for two from Egypt. You'll need twelve distinctive 'stones' each to play. You could chalk out the board on the ground - do ask permission first.

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.

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 game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.

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

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.

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 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 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

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

This Chinese game for two players is a simple version of Wei ch'i or Go. Each player has 20 distinctive pieces - try coins, pebbles, shells. You could try marking the board out in wet sand.

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

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

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?