Strategy Games

Strategy Games

Have a go at playing these upper primary strategy games. Give yourself time to 'get into' the game first, then begin to think about how you can win. They will really help you get better at thinking logically.

Nim-7 

Age 5 to 14 Challenge Level:
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

Nice or Nasty 

Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:
There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

Got It 

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.

Factors and Multiples Game 

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:
A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

Square It 

Age 11 to 16 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.