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Broad Topics > Using, Applying and Reasoning about Mathematics > Games

Game of PIG - Sixes

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Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?

Estimating Angles

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How good are you at estimating angles?

Stop or Dare

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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.

Tower Rescue

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Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his friend trapped in the tower.

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.

Football World Cup Simulation

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A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.

Nim-like Games

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A collection of games on the NIM theme

The Twelve Pointed Star Game

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Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?

Pentanim

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A game for 2 players with similaritlies to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.

Winning Lines

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

Games Related to Nim

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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.

Tricky Track

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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?

Game of PIG - Ones

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Play a dice game of chance

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.

Intersection Sums Sudoku

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A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

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.

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.

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.

Slippery Snail

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A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.

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.

Sprouts

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

Flip Flop - Matching Cards

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

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

Scissors, Paper, Rock

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Play this well-known game against the computer where each player is equally likely to choose scissors, paper or rock. Why not try the variations too?

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Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

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?

History Mystery

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Can you identify the mathematicians?

Sprouts Explained

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This article invites you to get familiar with a strategic game called "sprouts". The game is simple enough for younger children to understand, and has also provided experienced mathematicians with. . . .

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?

Nim-7 for Two

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

Multiplication Tables - Matching Cards

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Interactive game. Set your own level of challenge, practise your table skills and beat your previous best score.

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.

Making Maths: Happy Families

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Here is a version of the game 'Happy Families' for you to make and play.

The Remainders Game

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A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

Strike it Out

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

Going for Games

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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.

Nice or Nasty

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

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.

Horizontal Vertical

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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?

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.

Fractions and Coins Game

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

Fraction Card Game 1

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Match the halves.

Making Maths: Snake Pits

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

Train

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A train building game for 2 players.

Board Block

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

Double or Halve?

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Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

Shut the Box

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An old game but lots of arithmetic!

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...

Tangram Pictures

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

SHOO

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