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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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?

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?

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. . . .

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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?

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

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?

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

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

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.

This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.

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.

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...

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

In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

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.

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

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

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

Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

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

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

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

A game to make and play based on the number line.

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.