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?

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 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.

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

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.

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?

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

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

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. . . .

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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.

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

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

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

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

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

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?

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

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