Puzzles, Magic Tricks, Games & Other Event Resources

These are just a few of many such amusements that can be enjoyed at your Celebration of Mind event!

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Puzzle & Game

Download the Puzzle/Game: Download and print this puzzle and game! (PDF) Submitted by: Jeremiah...

Doubly Marked Robinson Tiles

Download the Activity: Download the Robinson Tiles (PDF) Print Out & Fit Together Instructions: Print it out, put it together, mark it up: markers, scissors, tape, and paper are helpful. What structure do these tiles force, just through local neighbor-to-neighbor...

Games Kit

Download the Game Kit: This volume contains the rule sets of all the games of the Portuguese Championship of Mathematical games (2004-2013) and some exercises on their strategy and tactics. Click the Links Below for the PDF downloads: Games Kit Instructions PDF -...

Wordless Geometry

Download the Puzzles: For every image, the question is the same: what fraction of the shape is shaded? Each problem can be solved without numbers or words: just geometric observations. Click Here for the PDF download. Submitted by: Nancy Blachman, prepared by Daniel...

Latin Erdős

Download the Game: In this game each move consists in placing a disc with a number in a free square, provided such a placement does not give rise to any repetition of numbers in any row or column. A square filled with numbers according to our rules is called a Latin...

Card Deck of Games

Download the Card Deck: This card deck can be printed on a home or office print on standard letter paper. It includes rules to 26 simple games that can be played with pencil and paper. Click Here for the PDF download. Submitted by: Jorge Nuno Silva Ludos Association...

The Global Math Project Videos

These videos aren't quite activities in themselves, but they were too great not to share with our Celebration of Mind hosts. Have fun turning these concepts into math problems to play with! A Video Perfect for This Year's CoM Theme: '16 Square   Other Fun Math...

Mathemagician Crossword

Download the Puzzle: Solve this NYT Thursday difficulty level puzzle. (PDF) Thanks to Dana Richards!

74G4G7

Download the Template: The 74G4G7 Puzzle — Play with paper, or use plastic to make a Hex-A-Hexa-Plexigon. Thanks to Michael Tanoff!

Patterns II

Download the Game Template & Rules: A rare game based on inductive reasoning! (PDF) Read about the inventor, Sid...

Mathematically Correct Breakfast

Get yourself some bagels… and follow George Hart’s instructions on How to Slice a Bagel into Two Linked Halves. Watch the "How to...

Martin Gardner Puzzles

Some of the Best Martin Gardner-style Puzzles: Click here for five dozen Martin Gardner related puzzles on PUZZLES.COM!

Cheshire Cat Vanish

Download the Activity: Print, cut, rearrange to see a Cheshire Cat Vanish! (PDF) Thanks to...

MARTIN 6×6 Challenge

Download the Puzzle: A Sudoku/Slide Puzzle by Kate Jones. Print, solve and play! (PDF). Some stories, and some cool items available from KADON. (PDF) Bonus Material: Celebration of Mind at Ye Olde Gamery in 2012 and 2013 (Includes Photos of...

Pack of Little Fibs Trick

A great mathematical card trick created by Colm Mulcahy! Download the Instructions: For a written summary of the trick, and an explanation of why it works, Download Little Pack of Fibs Instructions. Watch the "How To" Video: This trick can also be found in the...

Seven-Card Trick

Download the Trick Instructions: Click here to download the Seven-Card Trick Instructions (PDF). How to Video: Math Behind the Magic...

Nobbly Wobbly Workshop

Our October 5th, 2013 Workshop, Squares, Triangles, and the Nobbly Wobbly gave us a lot of new resources and challenges! Features from Our Workshop: Nobbly Wobbly Coloring on the Cube (PDF) Circle Dot Square Pattern (PDF) Circle Dot Triangle Pattern (PDF) Nobbly...

Ice Cream Trick

A Mystifying Mathematical Card Effect! This trick first appeared in Card Colm: Low Down Triple Dealing. Watch the "How To" Video: This trick can also be found in the book, Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects, by Colm Mulcahy, with a foreword by Max Maven....

3D Dragon Illusion

Download the Template: Download the Original 3D Dragon Template (PDF) and make your own! Click here to get the special Celebration of Mind 2014 Edition from ThinkFun! How to Video: Other Dragon Illusion Videos: T-Rex Imitation Illusion The Math Behind the Dragon...