A game for two players. You'll need some counters and somewhere to draw a board.

A game somewhat similar to 'noughts and crosses' on a much larger space.

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. . . .

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

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.

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. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

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?

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

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

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 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.

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

Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of the days of the week?

Can you spot the similarities between this game and other games you know? The aim is to choose 3 numbers that total 15.

You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?

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.

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.

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

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

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

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

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

Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

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

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. . . .

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 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

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 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.

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 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 to make and play based on the number 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?

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

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

An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...