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.

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

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...

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

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 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 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.

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 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.

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?

Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.

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?

Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

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

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?

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.

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

This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

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.

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

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 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

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?

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

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.

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?

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?

The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?

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

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

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