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Jooles D
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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?
 
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A deck building game that uses numbers instead of words, for
the linguistically challenged?

Red7 might fill the bill.

Any number of card-based games such as Canasta

Maybe tile games such as Kings Cribbage or Sumoku
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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 1-4 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.
 
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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]
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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 1-4 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.
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a big +1 for Krypto. Check out the free apps on google play too.
 
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Sorry, this is off-topic, but the numeric equivalent title keeps making me think of this sketch: https://youtu.be/c-s1wYFwdD4?t=2m4s
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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 Flowers-esque, Ryan Goldsberry-inspired, numbers-based 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?!
 
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eh maybe, I'd have to try it out
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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 1-4 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.
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Fubeca wrote:
eh maybe, I'd have to try it out

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