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Low Go

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A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.

18 Hole Light Golf

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The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4 or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them off again?

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

Dominoes

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Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.

Sprouts

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A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

Domino Magic Rectangle

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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...

Diagonal Dodge

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A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.

History Mystery

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Can you identify the mathematicians?

Counter Roundup

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

First Connect Three

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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?

Online

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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.

Diagonal Sums Sudoku

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

Nim-7

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

Sliding Game

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

Intersection Sums Sudoku

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A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 2.types of Games

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

The Unmultiply Game

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Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two numbers that multiply together to something close to the given target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.

Tangram Pictures

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

Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 1. Why Games?

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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.

Endless Noughts and Crosses

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An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

Olympic Cards

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

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

Sumo

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Reasoning based on this Japanese activity.

Tug of War

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

Games from Around the World

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

The Path of the Dice

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A game for 1 person. Can you work out how the dice must be rolled from the start position to the finish? Play on line.

Games Related to Nim

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4

This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.

Incey Wincey Spider

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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?

Board Block Challenge for Two

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

Jumping Reindeer

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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.

Making Maths: Snake Pits

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

Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 4. from Strategy Games

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Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .

Spiralling Decimals for Two

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

Fifteen

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

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Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

Odds and Threes

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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.

Square It

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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.

Sliding Puzzle

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The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

Traffic Lights

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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. . . .

Daisy

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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.

Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

Winning Lines

Stage: 2, 3 and 4

An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

Tac-tickle

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

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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.

Go Moku

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A game for two players on a large squared space.

Spiralling Decimals

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

Square it for Two

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Square It game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

Noughts and Crosses

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

Tandems

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A fun game for two. You'll need some counters.

Up and Down Donkey

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A number card game for 2-6 players.