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Matchstick Game

An absorbing game that pits you against the computer. Players take turns removing 1, 2, or 3 matches from the board. The object is force your opponent to pick the last match.

The game starts with a random number of matches between 14 and 28. Begin eliminating matches, starting with the last match placed. Visitor will move first.

Pick or unpick matches by clicking on them. Click Next after each move, including the computer's. Click Start to play again. It is possible to win almost every game from the start. Count those matches!


If you need help, contact us. Ask for the Matchstick Winner's Tips.

Java Applet: 1998 Tony Azevedo
Art: ©1998 R. Ausbourne

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