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### Nice or Nasty

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

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

### Dicey Operations

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

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

### Nice or Nasty for Two

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Dicey Operations for Two

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Twinkle Twinkle

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

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.

### The Remainders Game

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

A game that tests your understanding of remainders.

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

### Property Chart

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?

### Fifteen

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

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

### Square It

##### Stage: 1, 2 and 3 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.

### Up and Down Donkey

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

A number card game for 2-6 players.

### Nim-7 for Two

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

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

### Calculator Bingo

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A game to be played against the computer, or in groups. Pick a 7-digit number. A random digit is generated. What must you subract to remove the digit from your number? the first to zero wins.

### Four Go

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Have You Got It?

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

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

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

### First Connect Three for Two

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

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.

### Shapely Pairs

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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...

### Four Go for Two

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Spiralling Decimals

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

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

### Subtraction Squares

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

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?

### Criss Cross Quiz

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players. Practises subtraction or other maths operations knowledge.

### Traffic Lights

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

### Board Block for Two

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

Board Block game for two. Can you stop your partner from being able to make a shape on the board?

### Patience

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

### Down to Nothing

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

### Train for Two

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Tug Harder!

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In this game, you can add, subtract, multiply or divide the numbers on the dice. Which will you do so that you get to the end of the number line first?

### Squayles

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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.

### Go Moku

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A game for two players on a large squared space.

### Jumping Reindeer

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.

### Snail Trails

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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. . . .

### The Twelve Pointed Star Game

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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?

### Train

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A train building game for 2 players.

### Olympic Cards

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

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

### Got it for Two

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### The Unmultiply Game

##### Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level:

Unmultiply is a game of quick estimation. You need to find two numbers that multiply together to something close to the given target - fast! 10 levels with a high scores table.

### Going for Games

##### Stage: 1 and 2

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.

### Games from Around the World

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

Here are a collection of games from around the world to try during the holidays or the last few weeks of term.

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

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

### How Long Does it Take?

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In this matching game, you have to decide how long different events take.

### Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?

### Play to 37

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

In this game for two players, the idea is to take it in turns to choose 1, 3, 5 or 7. The winner is the first to make the total 37.

### Strike it Out

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

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

### Making Maths: Happy Families

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

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

### Diamond Mine

##### Stage: 3 Challenge Level:

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

### Fractions and Coins Game

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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

### Wild Jack

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 or more players with a pack of cards. Practise your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to hit the target score.

### Odds and Threes

##### Stage: 2 Challenge Level:

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.