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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.

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.

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

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

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?

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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 for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.

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

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 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A shunting puzzle for 1 person. Swop the positions of the counters at the top and bottom of the board.

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

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.

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

Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.