There are card tricks which are slight of hand and card tricks which rely on the discrete mathematics inherent to a regular deck of cards. These fall into the latter category. Don’t worry, you do not need to understand discrete mathematics to learn the algorithm for performing these math magic card tricks. They wind up…

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Knock-Out will make you use your best thinking skills to break a number into its parts to knock your opponents off the board while capturing numbers for yourself!  From the mathematically challenged to the mathematically gifted,  Knock-Out is guaranteed to make math fun again! Knock-Out: Hack it! Make “Get Outta Here”! You can hack Knock-Out and make…

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is analytical aerobics for the mind! Add, subtract, multiply, divide and use a bit of strategy to play this game at levels from beginner to Einstein. Builds both math and strategy skills. Muggins – Hack it! Make “Cover Up”! You can hack Muggins and make “Cover Up”. All you need to do is print the game…

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On the Dot reinforces spatial relations and visual discrimination. See spots like never before! Try to arrange four transparent squares so they perfectly match the pattern shown on the dots card. Flip, rotate, and overlap the squares to make the “spot on” copy.

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BLINK is the lightning-fast game where two players race to be the first to play all of their cards. How fast can you match? NOTE: BLINK can be played using IOTA cards!

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  IOTA reinforces spatial relations, visual discrimination, and strategic thinking. Look, see, play and score… a lot! Add cards to a grid, making sure the attributes of color, shape, and number are either all the same or all different across the line. Sounds easy but as the grid expands, so do the possibilities.

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Konane is a traditional game from Hawaii which is quite simple to learn but takes a lifetime to master! Start small on a 5×6 gameboard and work up from there.

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13 Pennies is a fantastic strategy game which can take lots of twists and turns. Pennies (smashed or not) can be replaced with any bits and pieces – bingo chips, rocks, pieces of paper, etc.

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Connect Four – Hack it! Make “4 in a Row”! Challenge a friend to disc-dropping fun on the go with Connect Four. Drop your colored pieces in the grid and be the first to get 4 in a row to win. If your opponent is getting too close to 4 in a row, block them…

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Race to find a SET of three cards where each attribute (color, shape, number, and shading) is either all the same value or all different values on each card. SET builds cognitive, logical, and spatial reasoning skills as well as visual perception skills while playing a game. Play the daily SET puzzle here.      …

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