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

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

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

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

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

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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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Four Go game for an adult and child. Will you be the first to have four numbers in a row on the number line?

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

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

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

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

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Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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?

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

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

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

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Train game for an adult and child. Who will be the first to make the train?

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

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

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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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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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