# Math Games

## Monkey-Pirate-Robot-Ninja-Zombie

Mark Rayner’s variant on rock-paper-scissors! Monkey * Monkey fools Ninja * Monkey unplugs Robot Suggested noise: ee-ee-eek! Robot * Robot chokes Ninja * Robot crushes Zombie Suggested noise: ex-ter-min-ate! Pirate * Pirate drowns Robot * Pirate skewers Monkey Suggested noise: arrrrr! Ninja * Ninja karate chops Pirate * Ninja decapitates Zombie Suggested noise: keeee-ah! Zombie …

## The game of Munch

See if you can figure out the optimal strategy in this neat game. The rules are simple, whoever eats the poisoned apple (red one) loses. It was created by Philip Brocoum. Click below to go to the game: http://www.philipbrocoum.com/munch/

## Scoring in Robot Unicorn Attack

How to get a high score in Robot Unicorn Attack (RUA)! I’m sure most of you have heard of this game before (it has 32,000,000 plays on the adultswim website). In case not, try it out: Link to heavy metal version. Link to original version. Rules of the Game:In this post I just want to …

## Icosien (game)

This is a neat game – it’s called Icosien. If you know graph theory then essentially the goal of the game is to draw a Eulerian path (a path that visits each edge exactly once) in the given graph.

## Self-Referential Aptitude Test

Jim Propp’s self-referential aptitude test is quite interesting. It’s a difficult puzzle but here are some hints/spoilers: Q1 states that Q1-5 must have at least one B. Q3 states that the number of Qs with answer E is 0-4. Q4 states that the number of Qs with answer A is 4-8. Q6 Answer to Q17 …

## Conway’s game of life (in html 5)

Check out the site sixfoottallrabbit.co.uk/gameoflife where you can play Conway’s Game of Life (in html5). I was curious what the number 42 would produce, you know, since it’s the answer to life and all. This is my initial configuration above, the number 42. After a while, it evolves into the configuration above. Near the end, …

## Math drinking games?

Saw this on Terry Tao’s blog, it’s a drinking game suggested by Mark Schnitzius that can promote mathematical thinking. Mark says: “I was watching a travel show a while back — they were in Korea, and a group of people were playing a drinking game. The way it worked was, one person was “it”. This …

## Four color game

http://www.kongregate.com/games/Onefifth/flood-fill In this game the goal is to fill in the pieces with at most 4 colors. Two pieces that touch can’t share the same color. The game is mathematically interesting since the Four Color Theorem says that for any such ‘map’, four colors is enough.

## Math games by an Oxford math prof

This Reuters article talks about Oxford professor Marcus du Sautoy and how he is an advisor for the mathy webgame website: www.mangahigh.com It’s called Manga High and illustrated in the style of a Japanese comic. “He said the aim had been to make an integral part of the games “really challenging kinds of maths” and …

## Guess 2/3 of the average

The game is… you compete against some other people each of you guess one number from [0, 100] compute 2/3rd’s of the average of the guessed numbers the winner is whoever is closest For example, if the numbers guessed are 7, 28, 53, 77, then the 2/3rd’s the average is: (0.66666) x ([7 + 28 …