Other game and puzzle material (John)

Tom Marlow (March 2017)

Some thoughts on the Playfair cypher (March 2017)

The cosmetics of puzzles (November 2016)

Notes on a puzzle by Conway and O'Beirne (November/December 2016)

A few lightweight puzzles and curiosities (November 2015 to May 2016)
Variations on a railway shunting problem (November/December 2015)
The cow, the horse, and the sheep (after Dudeney and Loyd, August 2014)

Two notes on magic knight's tours (March 2012)
Complementary five-leaper tours with rotational symmetry (August 2010, see Variant Chess 64, page 232)

Bridge : a dummy reversal on a 7-2 fit (September 2011, note added August 2015)

Some 18th century books on mathematical recreations (October 1992)

51 flights of chess fancy (interlude and chapters 7/8/10)

For material on Orthodox Chess, Chess Variants, and Peg Solitaire, see separate pages.

George Jelliss's Knight's Tour Notes are now on his "Mayhematics" site (www.mayhematics.com), as are the various issues of The Games and Puzzles Journal. My own The Mathematics of Games (Oxford University Press, 1989/1990) was reprinted by Dover in 2006.