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

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

A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.

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

In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

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

In this game for two players, the aim is to make a row of four coins which total one dollar.

Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

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.

You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?

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

A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.

Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?

A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

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

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

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

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.

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.

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

A game for 2 or more people. Starting with 100, subratct a number from 1 to 9 from the total. You score for making an odd number, a number ending in 0 or a multiple of 6.

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

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

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

A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.

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.

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

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

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 person to develop stategy and shape and space awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.

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

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

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.

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

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?