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Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...

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Some Games That May Be Nice or Nasty for an adult and child. Use your knowledge of place value to beat your opponent.

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There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

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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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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.

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

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Dicey Operations for an adult and child. Can you get close to 1000 than your partner?

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

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

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Can you explain the strategy for winning this game with any target?

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

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A game for two people, or play online. Given a target number, say 23, and a range of numbers to choose from, say 1-4, players take it in turns to add to the running total to hit their target.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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Here is a machine with four coloured lights. Can you develop a strategy to work out the rules controlling each light?

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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