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?

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?

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.

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

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.

An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...

Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.

Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of the days of the week?

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?

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 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

A game for 2 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.

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

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

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.

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

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

Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.

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.

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

A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?

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

A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory

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

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?

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

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?

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

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

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.

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?