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The theme of the Math Fest 2016-2017 is Math Around the World!
Here is a first list of games, puzzles and other activities from around the world that we are looking at to include in the fest.
We’d love to hear other ideas!


  1. Matchstick Puzzles
  2. The Moscow Puzzles, Russia
  3. Dominoes, Asia
  4. Magic Squares, China
  5. Tangrams, China
  6. Go, China
  7. Nim, China
  8. Chess, India
  9. Pachisi, India
  10. Snakes and Ladders, India
  11. Royal Game of Ur, Iraq
  12. Mastermind, Israel
  13. KenKen Puzzles, Japan

  14. Shongo Networks, Africa
  15. Mancala, Africa
  16. Senet, Egypt
  17. Checkers, Egypt
  18. Alquerque, Egypt

  19. Hex, Europe
  20. Nine Men Morris, Europe
  21. Peg Games, Europe
  22. Shut the Box, Europe
  23. Tic-Tac-Toe, Europe
  24. The Canterburry Puzzles, England
  25. Sprouts, England
  26. Mulinello Quadrupio, Italy
  27. Rubik, Hungary
  28. Soma Cubes, Denmark
  29. Tower of Hanoi, France

  30. The Stave Game, North America
  31. 15 Puzzle, USA
  32. Sam Lloyd Puzzles, USA
  33. Martin Gardner Puzzles, USA
  34. Sudoku Puzzles, USA
  35. Cross Sums / KaKuro Puzzles, USA
  36. Pentomino, USA
  37. Set Game, USA
  38. Spot It, USA

  39. Liar’s Dice, South America

  40. Mu Torere, New Zealand
  41. Tantrix, New Zealand

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