A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

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

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?

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

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 explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

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. . . .

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.

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

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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

A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

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 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.

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. . . .

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

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

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.

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

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

Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?