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Diagonal Dodge

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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.

Seeing Squares

Stage: 1 and 2 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.

Square it for Two

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

Endless Noughts and Crosses

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

Go Moku

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A game for two players on a large squared space.

Sprouts

Stage: 2, 3, 4 and 5 Challenge Level:

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

Put Yourself in a Box

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A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

Fraction Card Game 1

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Match the halves.

Making Maths: Snake Pits

Stage: 1, 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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

Fractions and Coins Game

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Work out the fractions to match the cards with the same amount of money.

Horizontal Vertical

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

Board Block

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Take it in turns to make a triangle on the pegboard. Can you block your opponent?

Fifteen

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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

Low Go

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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.

Domino Magic Rectangle

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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...

Sliding Game

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 4. from Strategy Games

Stage: 1, 2 and 3

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. . . .

SHOO

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A complicated game played on a 9 x 9 checkered grid.

Train

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A train building game for 2 players.

Do You Measure Up?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A game for two or more players that uses a knowledge of measuring tools. Spin the spinner and identify which jobs can be done with the measuring tool shown.

Stop or Dare

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

All you need for this game is a pack of cards. While you play the game, think about strategies that will increase your chances of winning.

Jumping Reindeer

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

Intersection Sums Sudoku

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

Ratio Pairs 2

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.

Tantrix Discovery

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

A fun puzzle with tantrix tiles.

Down to Nothing

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

Counter Roundup

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Tac-tickle

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

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.

Traffic Lights

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

Sliding Puzzle

Stage: 1, 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

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.

Going for Games

Stage: 1 and 2

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.

Four Go for Two

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Board Block for Two

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

Train for Two

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

Factors and Multiples Game for Two

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

First Connect Three for Two

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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.

Dicey Operations for Two

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Nim-7 for Two

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

Incey Wincey Spider for Two

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

Spiralling Decimals for Two

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level:

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

Dicey Operations in Line

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Board Block Challenge for Two

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Totality for Two

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level:

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

Stop the Clock for Two

Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

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

How Long Does it Take?

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?