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

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

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

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

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 that tests your understanding of remainders.

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?

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

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

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.

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 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?

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 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.

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

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

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...

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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

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

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.

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

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.

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?

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

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.

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

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 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?

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

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.