ORIGINAL JAVA GAMES AND PUZZLES BY

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HEXAGRAM PUZZLE

A tiling puzzle with 19 mathematically derived patterns. See the gallery pages with links below the applet for some superb solutions.
KNIGHTCAP

NEW David Parlett's highly original Chess knight game. Play against the computer.

ENTROPY

Play Entropy against the computer.

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BLACK BOX +

NEW: Play BLACK BOX + here.
DOUBLE OZ PUZZLE

NEW: David Parlett's tough new placement puzzle.

TRAVELLING SALESMAN

Demo. of an algorithm for finding good sub-optimal solutions to the travelling salesman problem.
FREDDY FROG

Guide Freddy Frog in visiting every rock in his pool
in the shortest time.
LEAPFROG PUZZLE

An ancient puzzle with eight frogs.
FROGGO

A race game against the program. This is essentially
Billabong (see the Publications page).
TORUS TWISTER

Rubik cube (sort of) on a torus.
GRID POKER

Make good Poker hands in rows and columns of a 5x5 grid.
FIND QUIGLEY

An elaboration of the famous 'Knights and Knaves' puzzles.
SHEEPDOG PUZZLE

Get all the sheep into their pen.
HANGMAN

400+ of the best Hangman games with solutions and clues compiled by:
Steffi Silbert (USA)
David Parlett
Stewart Quentin Holmes
Eric Solomon
DAIRY FARM PUZZLE

Three tiling puzzles with a mathematically complete set of pieces.
James Willson has proved that the maximum number of cows in a field is 23.
His attractive '3 cows per field' solution is shown below the applet.
QUIZL WORD PUZZLE

NEW: 50 New cases of David Parlett's word puzzle.