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

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Nice or Nasty

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

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

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Dicey Operations

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Quadrilaterals Game

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy. Players aim to make two `tricks', where each trick has to consist of a picture of a shape, a name that describes that shape, and. . . .

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Primary Advent Calendar 2010

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Up and Down Donkey

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A number card game for 2-6 players.

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First Connect Three for Two

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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.

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Nice or Nasty for Two

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

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Dicey Operations for Two

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Gotcha

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Roundabout

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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.

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Jumping Reindeer

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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.

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Tac-tickle

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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SHOO

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Four Go

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two numbers from the grid and multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row before your partner?

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Daisy

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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.

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The Remainders Game

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

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Games from Around the World

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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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Twinkle Twinkle

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

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.

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Board Block Challenge for Two

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

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

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Nim-7 for Two

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Totality for Two

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Have You Got It?

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Dicey Operations in Line

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Diamond Mine

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Building Stars

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

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Flip Flop - Matching Cards

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

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

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First Connect Three

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

The idea of this game is to add or subtract the two numbers on the dice and cover the result on the grid, trying to get a line of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

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Patience

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Strike it Out

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Multiplication Tables - Matching Cards

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

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

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Khun Phaen Escapes to Freedom

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

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Sliding Game

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Dicey Addition

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

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Fifteen

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Conway's Chequerboard Army

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?

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Diagonal Dodge

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

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.

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Nim-7

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

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

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Spiralling Decimals for Two

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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

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Olympic Cards

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Estimating Angles

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How good are you at estimating angles?

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Totality

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

This is an adding game for two players.

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Noughts and Crosses

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A game for 2 people that everybody knows. You can play with a friend or online. If you play correctly you never lose!

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Snail Trails

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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. . . .

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Four Go for Two

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

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

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Shapely Pairs

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...

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Squayles

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

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.

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Part the Piles

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3 Challenge Level:3

Try to stop your opponent from being able to split the piles of counters into unequal numbers. Can you find a strategy?

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Got it for Two

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

Got It game for an adult and child. How can you play so that you know you will always win?

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Lambs and Tigers

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Investigations based on an Indian game.

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Strike it Out for Two

Stage: 1 and 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Strike it Out game for an adult and child. Can you stop your partner from being able to go?