# Resources tagged with: Games

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Broad Topics > Thinking Mathematically > Games

### Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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?

### Counters

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Hover your mouse over the counters to see which ones will be removed. Click to remove them. The winner is the last one to remove a counter. How you can make sure you win?

### How Long Does it Take?

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

How long does it take to brush your teeth? Can you find the matching length of time?

### First Connect Three for Two

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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.

### Making Maths: Happy Families

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Got a Strategy for Last Biscuit?

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

### Got it for Two

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Diagonal Sums Sudoku

##### Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.

### Sliding Game

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Games Related to Nim

##### Age 5 to 16

This article for teachers describes several games, found on the site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to develop the skills of strategic planning.

### Fifteen

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Coordinate Cunning

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Chocolate Bars

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

This is a 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.

### Wallpaper Sudoku

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

### Sumo

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

A number game requiring a strategy.

### Asteroid Blast

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Ratio Sudoku 1

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

### Daisy

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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.

### History Mystery

##### Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

Can you identify the mathematicians?

### Gotcha

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Multiplication Tables - Matching Cards

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 2.types of Games

##### Age 5 to 14

This article, the second in the series, looks at some different types of games and the sort of mathematical thinking they can develop.

### Welcoming Your New Class

##### 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.

### Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 1. Why Games?

##### Age 5 to 14

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.

### Primary Advent Calendar 2010

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Ratio Sudoku 2

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

### Tac-tickle

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

### 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.

### Less Is More

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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.

### Patience

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### More Upper Primary Strategy Games

##### Age 7 to 11

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

### Winning Lines

##### Age 7 to 16

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

### Traffic Lights

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

### Pentanim

##### Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

A game for 2 players with similarities to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.

### Seasonal Twin Sudokus

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?

### Fractions and Coins Game

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Squayles

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge 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.

### Jumping Reindeer

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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.

### Play to 37

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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.

### Online

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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.

### Train Tactics

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### The Twelve Pointed Star Game

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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?

### Low Go

##### Age 7 to 16Challenge 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.

### Diagonal Product Sudoku

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

### Intersection Sudoku 1

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

A Sudoku with a twist.

### First Connect Three

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

Add or subtract the two numbers on the spinners and try to complete a row of three. Are there some numbers that are good to aim for?

### Part the Piles

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Intersection Sudoku 2

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

A Sudoku with a twist.

### Strike it Out

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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