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.

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 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 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.

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

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

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

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

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 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?

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.

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

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.

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

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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

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

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

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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...