A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.

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?

A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.

This article outlines how strategy games can help children develop logical thinking, using examples from the NRICH website.

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.

An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .

A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

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

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

Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.

In this article for teachers, Liz Woodham describes the criteria she uses to choose mathematical games for the classroom and shares some examples from NRICH.

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.

Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.

What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.

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

This is a challenging game of strategy for two players with many interesting variations.

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?

A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

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.

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

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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.

A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.

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. . . .

Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?

Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.

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.

A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?

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 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.

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.

There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...