# Resources tagged with: Games

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Broad Topics > Thinking Mathematically > Games

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### Sumo

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

A number game requiring a strategy.

### 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?

### Totality

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

This is an adding game for two players.

### Poker Bingo

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

A game played with a standard pack of cards.

### Tac-tickle

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

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

##### 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.

### Patience

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

### Got a Strategy for Last Biscuit?

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

### Tug Harder!

##### Age 7 to 11 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?

### Criss Cross Quiz

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

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

### 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.

### Wallpaper Sudoku

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.

### 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.

### Gotcha

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

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

### Seasonal Twin Sudokus

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

### Countdown

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

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

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

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

### Dicey Operations in Line

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

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

### 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?

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

Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

### For Two

##### Age 5 to 11

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

### Totality for Two

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

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

### 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?

### 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.

### More Upper Primary Strategy Games

##### Age 7 to 11

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

### Diagonal Product Sudoku

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### 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.

##### 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.

### Twin Corresponding Sudoku III

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

### Twin Corresponding Sudokus II

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary connections.

### Calculator Bingo

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

This is a game for two players. What must you subtract to remove the rolled digit from your number? The first to zero wins!

### 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.

### Twinkle Twinkle

##### Age 7 to 14 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.

### 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?

### Noughts and Crosses

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

A game for two people that everybody knows. If you play correctly you never lose!

### Flip Flop - Matching Cards

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

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

### 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?

### Intersection Sums Sudoku

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

A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

### Spiralling Decimals

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

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