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There are 184 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Games, you may find related items under Thinking Mathematically.

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Dicey Operations in Line

Age 7 to 11
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Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Seeing Squares

Age 5 to 11
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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.

Dicey Addition

Age 5 to 11
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Who said that adding couldn't be fun?

Double or Halve?

Age 5 to 7
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Throw the dice and decide whether to double or halve the number. Will you be the first to reach the target?

Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Matching Time

Age 5 to 7
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Try this matching game which will help you recognise different ways of saying the same time interval.

Play to 37

Age 7 to 11
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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.

Spiralling Decimals

Age 7 to 14
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Take turns to place a decimal number on the spiral. Can you get three consecutive numbers?

Incey Wincey Spider

Age 5 to 7
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You'll need two dice to play this game against a partner. Will Incey Wincey make it to the top of the drain pipe or the bottom of the drain pipe first?

Dicey Operations

Age 11 to 14
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Who said that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing couldn't be fun?

Nice or Nasty

Age 7 to 14
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There are nasty versions of this dice game but we'll start with the nice ones...

Strike it Out

Age 5 to 11
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Use your addition and subtraction skills, combined with some strategic thinking, to beat your partner at this game.

Countdown

Age 7 to 14
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Here is a chance to play a version of the classic Countdown Game.

The Remainders Game

Age 7 to 14
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Play this game and see if you can figure out the computer's chosen number.

Snap

Age 5 to 7
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Try this version of Snap with a friend - do you know the order of the days of the week?

Shut the Box

Age 5 to 7
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An old game but lots of arithmetic!

Stop the Clock

Age 5 to 7
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This is a game for two players. Can you find out how to be the first to get to 12 o'clock?

Tug Harder!

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Tug of War

Age 5 to 7
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Can you use the numbers on the dice to reach your end of the number line before your partner beats you?

First Connect Three

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Diamond Collector

Age 11 to 16
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Collect as many diamonds as you can by drawing three straight lines.

Four Go

Age 7 to 11
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This challenge is a game for two players. Choose two of the numbers to multiply or divide, then mark your answer on the number line. Can you get four in a row?

Factors and Multiples Game

Age 7 to 16
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A game in which players take it in turns to choose a number. Can you block your opponent?

Transformation Game

Age 11 to 14
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Why not challenge a friend to play this transformation game?

Intersection Sums Sudoku

Age 7 to 16
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A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.

Diagonal Sums Sudoku

Age 7 to 16
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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.

Diagonal Product Sudoku

Age 11 to 16
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Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?

Ratio Sudoku 1

Age 11 to 16
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A Sudoku with clues as ratios.

Property Chart

Age 11 to 14
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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?

Shapely Pairs

Age 11 to 14
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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...

Quadrilaterals Game

Age 11 to 14
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A game for 2 or more people, based on the traditional card game Rummy.

Board Block Challenge

Age 7 to 11
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Choose the size of your pegboard and the shapes you can make. Can you work out the strategies needed to block your opponent?

The Twelve Pointed Star Game

Age 7 to 11
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Have a go at this game which involves throwing two dice and adding their totals. Where should you place your counters to be more likely to win?

Fractions and Percentages Card Game

Age 11 to 16
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Can you find the pairs that represent the same amount of money?

Square It

Age 11 to 16
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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.

Got It

Age 7 to 14
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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.

Multiplication Tables - Matching Cards

Age 5 to 11
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Practise your tables skills and try to beat your previous best score in this interactive game.

Matching Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Age 7 to 14
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Can you match pairs of fractions, decimals and percentages, and beat your previous scores?

Estimating Angles

Age 7 to 14
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How good are you at estimating angles?

Totality

Age 5 to 11
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This is an adding game for two players. Can you be the first to reach the target?

Nim-7

Age 5 to 14
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Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?

Phiddlywinks - a Tribute to John Conway

Age 7 to 18

Read this article to find out more about the inspiration for NRICH's game, Phiddlywinks.

Less Is More

Age 5 to 11
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Use your knowledge of place value to try to win this game. How will you maximise your score?

Latin Lilies

Age 7 to 14
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In this game you are challenged to gain more columns of lily pads than your opponent.

Statement Snap

Age 7 to 14
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You'll need to know your number properties to win a game of Statement Snap...

Spiralling Decimals for Two

Age 7 to 14
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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?

Board Block Challenge for Two

Age 7 to 11
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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?

Totality for Two

Age 5 to 11
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Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.

For Two

Age 5 to 11

These tasks and games are written for a child and adult to try together.

Ten-frames Games

Age 3 to 7

These games use ten-frames to develop children's 'sense of ten'.