# Great Math Software on Puzzles

This page is a list of great math puzzles software.

If you like mathematical puzzles, you may find this book interesting [Puzzles Old and New: How to make and solve them By Jerry Slocum and Jack Boterman. Buy at amazon] The book includes photographs of many many puzzles. It gives you a panorama of all types of physical puzzles.

## Pentominos Puzzle Solver

## MineSweeper3D

http://www.software3d.com/Mines3D/ (2003-09,2006-09-01) Windows

★ MineSweeper3D by Robert Webb. It is similar to the puzzle Minesweeper that comes with Windows, but MineSweeper3D lets you play it on 3D solids. Very well done.

## Books

Some excellent intro to polyominoes:

- Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions Buy at amazon, Chapter 13. By Martin Gardner.
- Time Travel and other Mathematical Bewilderments Buy at amazon, Chapter 14. (1988) By Martin Gardner.
- Polyominoes : Puzzles, Patterns, Problems and Packings Buy at amazon by Solomon W Golomb. (2nd ed., 1996)

For a complete mathematical analysis of Peg-Solitare, see [The Ins and Outs of Peg solitaire By J D Beasley. Buy at amazon]

A arresting introduction to tangrams can be found in Time Travel and other Mathematical Bewilderments , by Martin Gardner. Buy at amazon It includes a short bibliography.

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