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Tac-tickle

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

Totality for Two

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

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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.

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.

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

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.

Gotcha

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A game for 2 players. This could be played outside with people instead of counters. Try to trap or escape from your opponent.

SHOO

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

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?

Squayles

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A game for 2 players. Given an arrangement of matchsticks, players take it is turns to remove a matchstick, along with all of the matchsticks that touch it.

Tandems

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

Dicey Operations in Line

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

Lambs and Tigers

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Investigations based on an Indian game.

Subtraction Squares

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A game for 2 players. Using 2 dice, some counters and a games board, can you form a line of counters from one side of the board to the other?

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.

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?

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. . . .

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.

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.

Up and Down Donkey

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A number card game for 2-6 players.

Twinkle Twinkle

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A game for 2 people. Take turns placing a counter on the star. You win when you have completed a line of 3 in your colour.

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

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?

Patience

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A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain why?

Snail Trails

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This is a game for two players. You will need some small-square grid paper, a die and two felt-tip pens or highlighters. Players take turns to roll the die, then move that number of squares in. . . .

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.

Have You Got It?

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Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

Olympic Cards

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

First Connect Three for Two

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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.

Diamond Mine

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Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.

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!

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...

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.

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.

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?

Train

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A train building game for 2 players.

Down to Nothing

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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.

Making Maths: Snake Pits

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

Fractions and Coins Game

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

Coordinate Cunning

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A game for 2 people that can be played on line or with pens and paper. Combine your knowledege of coordinates with your skills of strategic thinking.

Chocolate Bars

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An interactive game to be played on your own or with friends. Imagine you are having a party. Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they will get the most chocolate.

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. . . .

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.

Building Stars

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An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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.

Diamond Collector

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Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

Spiralling Decimals

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

Dicey Operations for Two

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

Train for Two

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