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.

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

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?

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

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

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 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.

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

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 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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.

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

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. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

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.

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?

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 that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

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

Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .

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

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 game for two players. You will need some small-square grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .

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 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.

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. Set out 16 counters in rows of 1,3,5 and 7. Players take turns to remove any number of counters from a row. The player left with the last counter looses.