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

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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?

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

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.

A game to make and play based on the number line.