Numbler – Math Game
Appy Chat & Giveaway
Developer: Brainingcamp, LLC
When did you decide to develop this app?
We decided to develop this app toward the end of 2012. It seemed like making a math version of a game like Scrabble would be something everyone would like. We were surprised that no one had done this already. We spent a few weeks refining the concepts and thinking up the board size and rules, and then began actual development.
When did you first release this app?
The app was first released on December, 2012.
How long did it take you to develop this app?
Total development was about 3 months (1 month of concept development + 2 months of programming and graphics creation)
What is your favourite feature?
Our favorite feature is the artificial intelligence algorithm that lets players compete against the computer. This was an extremely challenging but fun feature to develop. Making a computer come up with intelligent moves is much harder than it would seem.
What is your favourite page in the app?
Our favorite part of the app is the ability to play strangers online. It’s really fun to compete against people with different skills levels and strategies.
What skills were you hoping to help the end user to develop?
When we play the app over time we find we keep getting better at generating equations using additional, subtraction, multiplication, and division. So they app really improves one’s math skills, despite feeling like a game.
What age range would this app most suit?
The app is suitable for children as young as 6 and has no age limit. We often hear of families where children and parents compete against each other.
Are any new updates coming soon?
We continually produce updates with improvements and new features.
You’ve played games forming words from letters, but how well can you form equations from numbers?
Numbler is a game where players build math equations in a familiar crossword style board. All the mental fun of popular board and online word games, but with numbers instead of letters.
• Simple and addictive gameplay that people love from well-known word games
• Challenge other players online or test yourself against the computer
• A fun and educational way for students to sharpen their math skills
• Suitable for all ages: children to adults
Players take turns forming or extending equations in a horizontal or vertical direction. Tiles must be placed according to the following rules:
1. Each turn must use at least 1 tile from the board and 2 tiles from your hand
2. All adjacent tiles must be part of a true and complete equation
3. Tiles cannot be moved once they are played
4. Players may choose to pass and forfeit their turn
5. The game ends when both players pass twice in succession
The score for a turn is the sum of each digit in the equations formed or extended during that turn, according to the following rules:
1. Operator and equal sign tiles have no score value but do help capture bonus tiles.
2. The value of two consecutive number tiles is the sum of their individual values. So a 1 and 2 tile placed beside each other has a value of 3, not 12
3. The value of a created or extended equation is increased or multiplied by bonus tiles covered by tiles placed during the turn
Updated: May 7, 2013
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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