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?

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. . . .

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. . . .

A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...

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

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

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.

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

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

Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

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?

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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?

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. . . .

Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.

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.