# Strategy Games

## Strategy Games

Playing these strategy games will help develop children's logical thinking skills. Read the article for suggestions about how to structure a lesson using one of these games.

### Developing Logical Thinking: the Place of Strategy Games

##### Stage: 1 and 2

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

### Stop the Clock

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

### Nim-7

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Square It

##### Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

### Factors and Multiples Game

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

This game can replace standard practice exercises on finding factors and multiples.

### Nice or Nasty

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Got It

##### Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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.