A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?

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

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

Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

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

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 people, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .

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.

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

A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...

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

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

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 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.

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

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.

Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?

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.

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

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 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.

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?

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.

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

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

Spiralling Decimals game for an adult and child. Can you get three decimals next to each other on the spiral before your partner?

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.

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

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

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 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

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?

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. . . .

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

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. . . .

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

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

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

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?

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

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