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

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

We think this 3x3 version of the game is often harder than the 5x5 version. Do you agree? If so, why do you think that might be?

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

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

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?

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

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.

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. . . .

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

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

Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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 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. Draw a daisy with at least 5 petals. Shade 1 or 2 petals next to each other. The winner shades the last petal.

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

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

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

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

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 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.

A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

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

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. . . .

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.

Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .

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

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

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