# Resources tagged with: Games

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### 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.

### 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?

### 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.

### Totality

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

This is an adding game for two players.

### Coordinate Cunning

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

A game for two people that can be played with pencils and paper. Combine your knowledge of coordinates with some strategic thinking.

### Noughts and Crosses

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

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

### 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.

### Train Tactics

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

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

### 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.

### 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.

### Countdown

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

Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown 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.

### Asteroid Blast

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

A game for 2 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

### 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.

### 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?

##### Age 3 to 11

What might your first lesson with a new class look like? In this article, Cherri Moseley makes some suggestions for primary teachers.

### 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.

### Daisy

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

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.

### 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.

### Ten-frames Games

##### Age 3 to 7

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

### 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.

### 100 Percent

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

An interactive game for 1 person. You are given a rectangle with 50 squares on it. Roll the dice to get a percentage between 2 and 100. How many squares is this? Keep going until you get 100. . . .

### Totality for Two

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

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

### Dicey Operations in Line

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

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

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

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

### Poker Bingo

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

A game played with a standard pack of cards.

### Flip Flop - Matching Cards

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

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

### Ratio Pairs 2

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

A card pairing game involving knowledge of simple ratio.

### Criss Cross Quiz

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

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

### Subtraction Squares

##### Age 5 to 11 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### 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?

### Tac-tickle

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

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

### Winning Lines

##### Age 7 to 16

An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.

### 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.

### Traffic Lights

##### Age 7 to 11 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. . . .

### Fifteen

##### Age 7 to 14 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.

##### 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.

### Horizontal Vertical

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

Take it in turns to place a domino on the grid. One to be placed horizontally and the other vertically. Can you make it impossible for your opponent to play?

### 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.

### Low Go

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.

### Fraction Card Game

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

Can you match the halves in this interactive game?

### 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.

### Double or Halve?

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

Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

### Got it for Two

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

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

### Latin Lilies

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Have a go at this game which has been inspired by the Big Internet Math-Off 2019. Can you gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent?

### For Two

##### Age 5 to 11

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

### Spiralling Decimals for Two

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

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

### 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?