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Number Games and Puzzles

hi glad you are visiting! If you are here for the first time we suggest reading through the How it works section which you can find further below.


Once the basics are in place - have a look at our Games section or if you are more of a "puzzling" type take a look at our Puzzle section. Alternatively if you would like to play online hit the top button and go to MaquatorOnline.


The Maquator games and puzzles are based on the idea that numbers on its own can represent an equation.

First what is an equation? In this context it is a calculation on one side of an equation and a result or calculation on the other side of the equation for example 3 = 2+1.

If you take away the operator signs meaning + (plus), - (minus), * (multiply), / (divide)  then 321 can represent 3 = 2+1 or 3-2 =1 and 123 can represent 1+2 = 3 or 1 = -2+3. When playing Maquator games or solving puzzles - you have to either identify which equation a number row represents or create an equation and its corresponding number row based on a given set of numbers.

Creating a number row with 3 digits which represent an equation is relatively straight forward. However adding another number increases the complexity as shown below:

  • 422 translates into 4 = 2+2 or 4-2 = 2 or 4/2=2 or 4 = 2*2

  • 3666 translates into 36 = 6*6 or 36/6 = 6



The general guidelines for Maquator are:

  • The operators plus, minus, multiply and divide are valid operators

  • A number row can be read and represent an equation from left to right or right to left and similarly from top to bottom or bottom to top

  • The result or calculation is greater or equal to 0

  • The numbers in the result and calculations are whole numbers

  • Numbers representing an equation are written either horizontally, vertically or diagonally only

  • "Filling" zeroes for example 1+ 0 +1 = 2 are generally omitted; similarly 1 times or 1 divided with a number are omitted.

For advanced guidelines where the general operators above can be used, but also brackets, decimals, power of, rounding etc. the above rules apply with these additions:

  • The result is a whole or decimal number greater than, less than or equal to 0. The numbers in the calculations are a whole number or fractional number either positive or negative.

Anyway - if you play the Maquator card games, read our game instructions or head over to the guidelines will be explained in more detail. 


PUZZLE examples

The Maquator puzzles can be provided in the following shapes or variants of the same:

MaquaG where not all numbers are being used

MauqaG 5 Plus and minus

MaquaG 5 Multiply and divide

MaquaG 5 Classic using plus, minus, multiply and divide

MaquaG 6 Multiply and divide 

See this example to see how it works.

MaquaD where not all numbers are being used

MaquaD 5 Plus and minus

See this example to see how it works.

MaquaC where all numbers are being used:

MaquaC 5 Plus only

MaquaC 5 Minus only

MaquaC 5 Classic using plus, minus, multiply and divide

See this example to see how it works.

MaquaC 5 Advanced also using brackets, decimal, punctuation, power of, rounding etc.

See this example to see how it works




See an example of Maquator Combi where 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5 grids are combined with increasing difficulty from 3x3 being at the easy end of the scale and 5x5 at the difficult end.

Examples in English and Danish.


If you are interested in publishing the Maquator puzzles in newspaper or magazines or other media please contact us using the details in the Contact-section below. 

We provide the solutions shown in the Puzzles-section above in addition to variants of these and other alternative solutions. File format, fonts etc. as per customer request.



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