Good calculation games
Here are games that work well with arithmetic tasks. By “work well” I mean:
 Mechanics provide players enough agency and freedom to develop tactics, so that the overall activity is still a game (rather than a quiz)
 Mechanics produce strong, pleasant flow, as evidenced by popularity
 The overall feeling of the game is vaguely mathematical (this one is hard to define and requires human judgment with some artistic license)
This gets two and a half out of three on my “quality math game” definition (attached).
Examples:
 Kenken (generic names calcudoku, mathdoku): calculation mechanics http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/KENKEN  Sudoku: numberplacement, matching mechanics http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Sudoku  Zuma (generic name Marble Lines; one of the mostplayed browser games): matching (similar or equivalent objects, such as fraction/decimal/percent), recognition mechanics http://www.coolmath
games.com/0marblelines/index. html  Tarsia: matching (similar or equivalent objects) jigsaw mechanic http://www.mmlsoft.
com/index.php?option=com_ content&task=view&id=9&Itemid= 10  Kakooma: ”Where is Waldo?” mechanic for a number that is a sum (can be product) of other numbers http://kakooma.com/
 24 game: make a target number http://www.24game.com/
tabouthowtoplay.aspx  Make 21 game: make a target number in every circle http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/
nav/frames_asid_188_g_2_t_1. html?open=instructions&from= category_g_2_t_1.html  Math Scrabble: build up equations out of pieces http://happypenguin.
org/newsitem?id=7566

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