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

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.

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.

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

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?

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

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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. . . .

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. . . .

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 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 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.

Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.

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.

A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

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.

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

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?

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

In this game you throw two dice and find their total, then move the appropriate counter to the right. Which counter reaches the purple box first? Is this what you would expect?

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

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

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

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...

Exchange the positions of the two sets of counters in the least possible number of moves

An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

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

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.

Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

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