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

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Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?

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Can you match pairs of fractions, decimals and percentages, and beat your previous scores?

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Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single pile. The loser is the player who takes the last counter.

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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.

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To avoid losing think of another very well known game where the patterns of play are similar.

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A game for 2 players with similarities to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.

This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.

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A game for 2 players. Set out 16 counters in rows of 1,3,5 and 7. Players take turns to remove any number of counters from a row. The player left with the last counter looses.

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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.

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

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. . . .

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

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

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

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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.

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

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Some puzzles requiring no knowledge of knot theory, just a careful inspection of the patterns. A glimpse of the classification of knots and a little about prime knots, crossing numbers and. . . .

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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. . . .

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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.

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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.

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

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Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

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

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A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

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

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In this game you are challenged to gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent.

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

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