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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.

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

Age 5 to 7

Challenge Level

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

Age 5 to 11

Challenge Level

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

Age 7 to 16

Challenge Level

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

Age 7 to 14

Challenge Level

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

Age 7 to 14

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.

Age 5 to 11

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.