Games played by making marks on paper, whether these are symbols, numbers, or drawings, such as Tic Tac Toe, Dots and Boxes, Hangman, Sprouts, Battleship, or Nim. Popular throughout every culture due to the simplicity of the materials required. Occasionally Board Game variants of the pencil and paper game are published, where the basic elements are pre-formed or preprinted. Paper and Pencil Games.
Paper is a thin material produced by pressing together moist fibres of cellulose pulp derived from wood, rags or grasses, and drying them into flexible sheets. (wikipedia)
- The Battleship www
The classic board game played with paper and pencil. Battleship.
- History, Free Hangman Games www
History, Hangman Games, illustrated instructions, online/downloadable/printable game versions, and links to other Hangman resources. Free Hangman Games.
- Word Knowledge Hound: How To Play Guggenheim www
Word game to help improve memory, Hound: How To Play Guggenheim, requires only a pencil and a sheet of paper. Knowledge Hound: How To Play Guggenheim.
- Game Richard Bartle: Spellbinder www
Game where players take the role of wizards battling it out in an arena. Bartle: Spellbinder. The game's creator, discusses the history and success of the game. Richard Bartle: Spellbinder.
- A Psi Squad www
A logic game for three or more players, Squad, similar to the classic board Game, Mastermind. Psi Squad.
- Logic Oflameron www
Logic table game played on paper with dice. Oflameron. Site contains the game's description, images, rules and playing forms for download in Microsoft Word format. Oflameron.
- Alternate Waving Hands www
Alternate name and rules for Spellbinder. Hands. These are the free and complete rules upon which all other variants have been based. Waving Hands.
- Games Lecture Games www
Games to play on paper, Games, during a boring lecture. Lecture Games.
- Player Pen and Paper Games www
Player registry search tool for finding players in your own area. Pen and Paper Games.
- A Ghoulash, The Last Game On Earth www
A complex adventure game where players compete to complete various quests. Ghoulash, The Last Game On Earth.
- Paid Guardian Unlimited Crosswords www
Paid crossword subscription site with puzzles that can be solved online or printed out. Guardian Unlimited Crosswords.
- A ClueMaster www
A collection of puzzles available to solve online or download. ClueMaster. Fee required. ClueMaster.
- Entry Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics: Dots and Boxes www
Entry with rules, Weisstein's World of Mathematics: Dots and Boxes, basic strategy, and references. Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics: Dots and Boxes.
- Streaming-video Talk by Katherine Scott: Loony Dots and Boxes Endgame www
Streaming-video 30-minute talk held at MSRI during the Combinatorial Game Theory Research Workshop, Katherine Scott: Loony Dots and Boxes Endgame, July 24-28, 2000. Describes a particular type of endgame which arises frequently in practice and can be solved in polynomial time. Talk by Katherine Scott: Loony Dots and Boxes Endgame.
- Online Wikipedia:KenKen www
Online encyclopedia article about the game. Wikipedia:KenKen.
- New A New Puzzle Challenges Math Skills www
New York Times article by Will Shortz about the development of KenKen and how it is played. A New Puzzle Challenges Math Skills.
- Information Tim's World of Puzzles www
Information on World Puzzle Championships including links to sample word and logic puzzles. Tim's World of Puzzles.
- Offers Crosskit.com www
Offers printable crossword and sudoku puzzles. Crosskit.com. Puzzles are offered daily and weekly with an archive. Also offers a crossword dictionary, daily horoscope, and discussion forums. Crosskit.com.
- Discussion Math Forum: Sprouts Notation www
Discussion of notation for use in commentary. Math Forum: Sprouts Notation.
- Column Science News Online: Ivars Peterson's MathLand: Sprouts for Spring www
Column describing the game. Science News Online: Ivars Peterson's MathLand: Sprouts for Spring.
- Article BBC News: The puzzling popularity of Su Doku www
Article by Paula Dear. News: The puzzling popularity of Su Doku. Covers history in Japan and the UK and compares to the Rubik's cube craze of the 80s. BBC News: The puzzling popularity of Su Doku.
- Solves Solve My Sudoku www
Solves puzzles based on inputted information. Solve My Sudoku.
- Alexa: Paper and Pencil Games
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Paper and Pencil Games
- DMOZ: Paper and Pencil Games
dmoz.org Directory: Paper and Pencil Games