Jooles D
Canada
Valar Morghulis

Just starting playing Paperback on IOS and really enjoying it.
Anyone know if there is a game out there that is of similar style to this but that works with numbers instead of letters?


Dave Dyer
United States Playa Del Rey California

A deck building game that uses numbers instead of words, for the linguistically challenged?
Red7 might fill the bill.
Any number of cardbased games such as Canasta
Maybe tile games such as Kings Cribbage or Sumoku


Jooles D
Canada
Valar Morghulis

Davej360 wrote: Jooles wrote: Just starting playing Paperback on IOS and really enjoying it.
Anyone know if there is a game out there that is of similar style to this but that works with numbers instead of letters? I'm not sure I follow. What's the style you are looking for? Instead of forming words, you would just form numbers or would there be specific numbers you needed to form? Kind of a number goal pile. Not just forming numbers but using numbers and symbols to produce certain results.
I remember in math our teacher asking us to use the numbers 14 in any combination with any mathematical symbols to try to produce the numbers 1 to 100. 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10; 42  12 = 30; etc. That was my introduction to factorials.
Anyway, something like that is what I mean. A manipulating numbers instead of letters game.


Lucas Smith
Germany Munich

Rummikub


Brian Hamilton
United States Asheboro North Carolina

Quite a few dice games that have multiplication subtraction division and addition signs on them. Could use d10s. There are also dice that have fractions if you can to up the ante.
[geekurl=http://dlhoyt.com/giantmathwinder/]Giant Math Winder [/geekurl] Teams trying to connect one side of the board to the other.


Amanda Zimmer
United States Decatur GA

Jooles wrote: Not just forming numbers but using numbers and symbols to produce certain results.
I remember in math our teacher asking us to use the numbers 14 in any combination with any mathematical symbols to try to produce the numbers 1 to 100. 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10; 42  12 = 30; etc. That was my introduction to factorials.
Anyway, something like that is what I mean. A manipulating numbers instead of letters game. First two games that come to mind are Krypto and Number Please!.
In Krypto, a certain amount of cards (numbers) are flipped over; first one to come up with an equation using all cards with any mathematical operations scores a point.
I think Number Please! is similar, but uses colored dice instead of cards.


Jim Greenwood
United States White Bear Lake Minnesota

a big +1 for Krypto. Check out the free apps on google play too.


Andrew
United States Kansas City Missouri

Sorry, this is offtopic, but the numeric equivalent title keeps making me think of this sketch: https://youtu.be/cs1wYFwdD4?t=2m4s


Jooles D
Canada
Valar Morghulis

Thanks for all the responses.
It seems that many of the recommended games are pretty dated or perhaps overly simple and that there is a niche to be filled that's just crying out for a Flowersesque, Ryan Goldsberryinspired, numbersbased game for number lovers out there, filled with interesting mathematical concepts.
Called Codebreakers maybe, or Prime Numbers or something like that. I wonder if those guys do requests?!


Tim Fowers
United States OGDEN UT

eh maybe, I'd have to try it out


Alex Cannon
United Kingdom Hassocks West Sussex

Jooles wrote: Davej360 wrote: Jooles wrote: Just starting playing Paperback on IOS and really enjoying it.
Anyone know if there is a game out there that is of similar style to this but that works with numbers instead of letters? I'm not sure I follow. What's the style you are looking for? Instead of forming words, you would just form numbers or would there be specific numbers you needed to form? Kind of a number goal pile. Not just forming numbers but using numbers and symbols to produce certain results. I remember in math our teacher asking us to use the numbers 14 in any combination with any mathematical symbols to try to produce the numbers 1 to 100. 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10; 42  12 = 30; etc. That was my introduction to factorials. Anyway, something like that is what I mean. A manipulating numbers instead of letters game.
Maybe something like the Countdown numbers game? You draw 6 numbers and can use them each using +  * / to get a target number. You get 10 points for getting it exactly or 1 per number away. Could be a fun variation but probably a nightmare to balance.


Jooles D
Canada
Valar Morghulis

Fubeca wrote: eh maybe, I'd have to try it out Backed on Kickstarter


Lucas Smith
Germany Munich

Alchemidus



