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 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 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.

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

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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?

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. . . .

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?

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 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

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?

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

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

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

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

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

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?

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?

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

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

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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.

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