This is a game in which your counters move in a spiral round the snail's shell. It is about understanding tens and units.

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.

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

This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

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. 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 two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.

A shape and space game for 2,3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board. Play with card, or on the computer.

Not all of us a bursting with creative game ideas, but there are several ways to go about creating a game that will assist even the busiest and most reluctant game designer.