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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.

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

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

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A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

Gillian Hatch analyses what goes on when mathematical games are used as a pedagogic device.

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

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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. . . .

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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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?

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

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Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

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

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

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Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.

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

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

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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.

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Factors and Multiples game for an adult and child. How can you make sure you win this game?

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Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

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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. . . .

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Use the tangram pieces to make our pictures, or to design some of your own!

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Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this sudoku.

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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.

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A game to make and play based on the number line.

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

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

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

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

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A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy.