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

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?

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.

Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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

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.

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

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?

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

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

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

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.

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

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?

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

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?

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.

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. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

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 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.

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

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.

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?

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

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?

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

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

This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?

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.

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.

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. . . .

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.

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

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

Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

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

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.