# Resources tagged with: Games

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Broad Topics > Thinking Mathematically > Games

### Ten-frames Games

##### Age 3 to 7

These games use ten-frames to develop children's 'sense of ten'.

### Down to Nothing

##### Age 7 to 11 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.

### Stop the Clock

##### 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?

### Odd Tic Tac

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

An odd version of tic tac toe

### Odds and Threes

##### Age 7 to 11 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.

### Less Is More

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?

### Part the Piles

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Dicey Operations in Line for Two

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Up and Down Donkey

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

A number card game for 2-6 players.

### Nice or Nasty for Two

##### Age 7 to 14 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.

### Calculator Bingo

##### Age 7 to 11 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.

### Flip Flop - Matching Cards

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs game.

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

### 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...

### Stop the Clock for Two

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Stop the Clock game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you always win this game?

### Multiplication Tables - Matching Cards

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.

##### Age 7 to 11 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.

### Online

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.

### Ratio Pairs 2

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.

### Tac-tickle

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Jumping Reindeer

##### Age 7 to 11 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.

### Fraction Card Game

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you match the halves in this interactive game?

### Fractions and Coins Game

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Calculate the fractional amounts of money to match pairs of cards with the same value.

### Building Stars

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

An interactive activity for one to experiment with a tricky tessellation

### Train Tactics

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A train building game for two players. Can you be the one to complete the train?

### Sliding Game

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Chocolate Bars

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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.

### The Remainders Game

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

### Wild Jack

##### Age 7 to 11 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.

### Incey Wincey Spider

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?

### Strike it Out

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Four Go for Two

##### Age 7 to 11 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?

### Matching Numbers

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Can you find different ways of showing the same number? Try this matching game and see!

### Dicey Operations in Line

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### For Two

##### Age 5 to 11

These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.

### Board Block Challenge for Two

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Totality for Two

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Incey Wincey Spider for Two

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

Incey Wincey Spider game for an adult and child. Will Incey get to the top of the drainpipe?

### Strike it Out for Two

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Train Tactics for Two

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Going for Games

##### Age 5 to 11

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.

### Dot Card Games

##### Age 3 to 7

These games devised by Jenni Way use dot cards which will help children see the structure of numbers 1-6 and give them confidence as they begin to add and subtract these numbers.

### Play to 37

##### Age 7 to 11 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.

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### More Upper Primary Strategy Games

##### Age 7 to 11

Here are some more upper primary strategy games for you to play.

### Developing Logical Thinking: the Place of Strategy Games

##### Age 5 to 11

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

### Games from Around the World

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

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

### Sumo

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

A number game requiring a strategy.