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...

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

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

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.

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

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?

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?

Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?

Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.

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.

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

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. . . .

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.

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

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

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

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

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