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?

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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

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

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. . . .

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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?

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

A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

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

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.

Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

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

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

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

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?

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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 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.

Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

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

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

A game for 1 person to play on screen. Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory

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

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?

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. . . .

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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. . . .