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Math Games with Bad Drawings: 75 1/4 Simple, Challenging, Go-Anywhere Games & And Why They Matter

Ben Orlin

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Best-selling author and worst-drawing artist Ben Orlin expands his oeuvre with this interactive collection of mathematical games. With 70-plus games, each taking a minute to learn and a lifetime to master, this treasure chest will delight, educate, and entertain.

Bestselling author and worst-drawing artist Ben Orlin expands his oeuvre with this interactive collection of mathematical games. With 70-plus games, each taking a minute to learn and a lifetime to master, this treasure trove will delight, educate, and entertain.

From beloved math popularizer Ben Orlin comes a masterfully compiled collection of dozens of playable mathematical games. This ultimate game chest draws on mathematical curios, childhood classics, and soon-to-be classics, each hand-chosen to be (1) fun, (2) thought-provoking, and (3) easy to play. With just paper, pens, and the occasional handful of coins, you and a partner can enjoy hours of fun-and hours of challenge.

Orlin's sly humor, expansive knowledge, and so-bad-they're-good drawings show us how simple rules summon our best thinking.

Games include:
* Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe
* Sprouts
* Battleship
* Quantum Go Fish
* Dots and Boxes
* Black Hole
* Order and Chaos
* Sequencium
* Paper Boxing
* Prophecies
* Arpeggios
* Banker
* Francoprussian Labyrinth
* Cats and Dogs
* And many more.

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