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 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.

An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .

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

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?

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

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

A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

Not all of us a bursting with creative game ideas, but there are several ways to go about creating a game that will assist even the busiest and most reluctant game designer.

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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?

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

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. . . .

An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.

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

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

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remover them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

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

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

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 the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

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?

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

A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

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.

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.

In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes the criteria she uses to choose mathematical games for the classroom and shares some examples from NRICH.

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

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.

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.

In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?

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

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