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.

Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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

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.

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.

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

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?

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

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

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 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 players. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.

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

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 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 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?

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

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. . . .

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

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

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.

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

In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes the criteria she uses to choose mathematical games for the classroom and shares some examples from NRICH.

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!

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.

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

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?

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