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

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

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 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. 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?

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

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

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.

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 that tests your understanding of remainders.

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

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

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

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. . . .

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.

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.

Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.

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. . . .

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

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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

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

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

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

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

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

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

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

Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two numbers that multiply together to something close to the given target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.

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