I am working on a new board game design and I need your help!
The game is called “Math is Harder”, the follow-up to the smash hit “Math is Hard”. Don’t bother looking for it, as I self-published only a dozen copies and only family and friends who attended Table Top Day 2015 received them.
In the game players will attempt to solve math equations which will be presented in the form of cards with an incomplete equation on it (i.e.
_➕3=5). The player will use dice to fill in the equation (in the previous example the player would have to have a “2” die to finish the equation).
I will need a ton of cards and equations of varying difficulty, and that is why I am enlisting your help.
Here are the rules for creating equations.
- Blanks need to be any whole, positive number from 1 to 6 (i.e. as rolled on a six-sided die).
- Only use the basic operations (️:heavy_division_sign:).
- You may include from one to four blank spaces so long as the equation is solvable.
- Get as crazy as you want with these, but bear in mind that this game will need to be playable by kids, maybe 8 and up, so I may not use equations that are too difficult.
- You may include blanks on the right side of the equal sign, but do not use any operations on the right of the equal sign (I.e.
_✖️2=_is fine but
- Final answers should be a whole number (no decimals or fractions), and positive.
- Please include with each submitted equation the number of possible combinations that will legally solve that equation (I.e.
_➕_=2has one possible combination where
_➕_=4has two combinations). You don’t need to include the actual combinations as I’ll need to review, check and confirm that all equations are solvable within the confines of the game.
- I think I have most of the possible single blank equations as well as a good amount of the basic two-blank equations (so no need to submit
I have set up a Google Sheet for people to enter their equation suggestions, and I’d love as much help as possible in filling it up. Anyone with the link can add equations. Feel free to add as many as you want.
Thanks in advance for any help!