Old Game Now New

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Monday Morning Math is late this week, but for a good reason – I was rushing to finish the new version of my online traffic jam game! Continue reading Old Game Now New

Highway Jam

Highway Jam is a game based loosely on the Traffic Jam Game found elsewhere on this site, and marketed by ThinkFun. Instead of solving individual 6×6 puzzle grids, Highway Jam puts your car at the end of a highway 300 squares long!

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Topple Drop Game Review

Topple Drop has nice "Eye Candy"
Topple Drop has nice "Eye Candy"

There’s a new game out from the inventor of Arithmemouse, called Topple Drop. Like Arithmemouse, Topple Drop is full of beautiful colorful graphics – and not just for the game elements. The background scenery is also full of eye-catching, cheerful but surreal images – how many games have you seen where the sun has three eyes, and a big pair of headphones? Continue reading Topple Drop Game Review

Dinosaur Dodger Tips and Strategy

I recently uploaded a game I call “Dinosaur Dodger“. It’s based on an interesting paradox I read about on this blog, by an economist who has authored a number of good books. The paradox is called the “Paradox of the Absent Minded Driver”. It goes like this : imagine a driver, driving home along a highway. They need to take the second exit to get off, but for some reason they can’t recall which exit they are at when they get to an exit.

The Absent Minded Driver paradox, and Dinosaur Didger, involve finding the best strategy to get home on this track
The Absent Minded Driver paradox, and Dinosaur Didger, involve finding the best strategy to get home on this track

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