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

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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

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.

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

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 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.

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

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. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

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

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.

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

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

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

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 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...

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.

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?

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 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. . . .

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

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. . . .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

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?

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?

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?

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