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.

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

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.

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?

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 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 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.

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

Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

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 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 in which players take it in turns to try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?

A game for 2 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.

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 simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?

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.

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 for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

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.

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

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

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

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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. . . .

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

In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?

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?

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?

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

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