this game, you must fill in the magic squares.
In the easy level, you are given
the numbers beginning from one and must create a magic square. The medium
difficulty level is similar, but instead of getting each row, column, and diagonal
to add to the same value, each one has a different value which is given to you.
In the hard level, you are given random numbers, some positive and some negative,
and you must place them in the square to get the sums given to you.
To start playing, you first select whether you want a 3 by 3 square, 4 by 4
square, or 5 by 5 square. As the square gets bigger, the puzzle becomes more
difficult. Next, you select the difficulty level you wish to play.
Once you have selected these options, you will be given a list of numbers which
you must use in your square. You must use exactly these numbers, or otherwise your
puzzle will not be correct, even if the numbers add to the proper sums.
Below this list of numbers is the square which you are to fill in. The blue
regions are the parts you fill in. Then, the silver regions are the sums of the
rows, columns, and diagonals. The sums of the rows are to the right of the row, the
sums of the columns are below, and the sums of the diagonals are in the upper- and
lower-right corner of the square.
Put a few numbers into the square, then click on "Check my values" to see what
the sums are. The sum of the numbers you have entered will appear first in the
silver boxes and will be followed by a number in parentheses, which is the number
you want those to add up to. When you have all the numbers in the yellow squares
matching the numbers in parentheses and you have used the correct list of numbers
from above, you win! When you think you have the right numbers, click "Check my
values" again and it will tell you if you are correct.
If you get a little stumped along the way, you can get a hint. It will fill in
a number in the square, and that should help you get a little closer to solving
the puzzle. You can get as many hints as you need, but you should try to solve the
puzzle yourself. If you are completely stumped, you can simply ask to display the
correct solution, and then try to play the game again.
Enjoy the game, and good luck!