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

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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. . . .

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

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.

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?

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

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

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

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

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

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?

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

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

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

Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

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

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

An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.

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