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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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This is an adding game for two players. Can you be the first to reach the target?

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

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

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

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

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Board Block Challenge game for an adult and child. Can you prevent your partner from being able to make a shape?

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

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

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Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive 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 people. Use your skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to blast the asteroids.

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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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In this game you are challenged to gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent.

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Practise your number bonds whilst improving your memory in this matching pairs 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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Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

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

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

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

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

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In this game for two players, take it in turns to shade one petal, or two petals next to each other. Is it better to go first or second?

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

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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 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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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.

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

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

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 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 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?

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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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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.