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.

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?

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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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

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

Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?

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

Shut the Box game for an adult and child. Can you turn over the cards which match the numbers on the dice?

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.

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

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

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

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?