# Resources tagged with: Games

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Broad Topics > Thinking Mathematically > Games

### Making Maths: Birds from an Egg

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?

### Go Moku

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

A game for two players on a large squared space.

### Put Yourself in a Box

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

A game for 2 players. Given a board of dots in a grid pattern, players take turns drawing a line by connecting 2 adjacent dots. Your goal is to complete more squares than your opponent.

### Tangram Pictures

##### Age 5 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Endless Noughts and Crosses

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

An extension of noughts and crosses in which the grid is enlarged and the length of the winning line can to altered to 3, 4 or 5.

### Penta Play

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

A shape and space game for 2, 3 or 4 players. Be the last person to be able to place a pentomino piece on the playing board.

### Counter Roundup

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

A game for 1 or 2 people. Use the interactive version, or play with friends. Try to round up as many counters as possible.

### 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?

### Seeing Squares

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

### Sprouts

##### Age 7 to 18Challenge Level

A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.

### Making Maths: Snake Pits

##### Age 5 to 14Challenge Level

A game to make and play based on the number 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.

### Seeing Squares for Two

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Seeing Squares game for an adult and child. Can you come up with a way of always winning this game?

### Pumpkin Patch

##### Age 5 to 18

A game for two players based on a game from the Somali people of Africa. The first player to pick all the other's 'pumpkins' is the winner.

### Transformation Game

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

### Alquerque

##### Age 5 to 18

This game for two, was played in ancient Egypt as far back as 1400 BC. The game was taken by the Moors to Spain, where it is mentioned in 13th century manuscripts, and the Spanish name Alquerque. . . .

### Factors and Multiples Game for Two

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

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

### 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.

### Corresponding Sudokus

##### Age 11 to 18

This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.

### Shapely Pairs

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

A game in which players take it in turns to turn up two cards. If they can draw a triangle which satisfies both properties they win the pair of cards. And a few challenging questions to follow...

### Property Chart

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

A game in which players take it in turns to try to draw quadrilaterals (or triangles) with particular properties. Is it possible to fill the game grid?

### Sliding Puzzle

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of moves.

### Two Stones

##### Age 5 to 18

This game is known as Pong hau k'i in China and Ou-moul-ko-no in Korea. Find a friend to play or try the interactive version online.

##### Age 5 to 18

A game from Italy. Play with a friend and see if you can be the first to get five pieces in a line.

### Mu Torere

##### Age 5 to 18

Try playing this game from New Zealand at the beach by drawing the board in the sand. Find an opponent and see if you can win by ending up with your shell in the centre space.

### Square It

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.

### Learning Mathematics Through Games Series: 4. from Strategy Games

##### Age 5 to 14

Basic strategy games are particularly suitable as starting points for investigations. Players instinctively try to discover a winning strategy, and usually the best way to do this is to analyse. . . .

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

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

### Olympic Cards

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Design your own scoring system and play Trumps with these Olympic Sport cards.

### 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?

### 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.

### Seega

##### Age 5 to 18

An ancient game for two from Egypt. You'll need twelve distinctive 'stones' each to play. You could chalk out the board on the ground - do ask permission first.

### Khun Phaen Escapes to Freedom

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Slide the pieces to move Khun Phaen past all the guards into the position on the right from which he can escape to freedom.

### The Triangle Game

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

Can you discover whether this is a fair game?

### Twin Corresponding Sudoku

##### Age 11 to 18Challenge Level

This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one

### Factors and Multiples Game

##### Age 7 to 16Challenge Level

A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

### Lambs and Tigers

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Investigations based on an Indian game.

### Sz'kwa

##### Age 5 to 18

This Chinese game for two players is a simple version of Wei ch'i or Go. Each player has 20 distinctive pieces - try coins, pebbles, shells. You could try marking the board out in wet sand.

### Matching Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

##### Age 7 to 14Challenge Level

Can you match pairs of fractions, decimals and percentages, and beat your previous scores?

### Fractions and Coins Game

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Diamond Collector

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### First Connect Three

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge 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?

### Train Tactics

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Strike it Out for Two

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

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

### Ratio Sudoku 2

##### Age 11 to 16Challenge Level

A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

### 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?