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Recreational Mathematics

Guide to archival and published sources held at the University of Calgary Library Special Collections on the subject of recreational mathematics including rare books, kaleidoscopes, games, puzzles, playing cards, magazines and journals.


The Eugene Strens Collection has a variety of math and logic-based games. Some of these games are very rare, they are incredibly fun and also test your thinking skills! These games are available for students and clubs to play, and for researchers! The collection also contains a variety of Rubik's cubes! Here are a sample of the games from the collection.

Rubik's Cube based game        





The following document is a list of games which researchers or clubs have access to. These games can be played! Contact us directly at:

Games Websites