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.

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?

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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?

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

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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

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

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

Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

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

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.

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?

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