Some of the important features of the Magic Squares addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Magic Squares.
In short, Magic Squares is a fun, and brainstorming game for your browser. Click on the toolbar button to start playing. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.
5 Reasons to Use Magic Squares
The game and all settings are auto saved to the memory.
New Game button, starts a new game with random positioning of the numbers.
Orange cell is considered the empty cell (0), and dark gray areas are the moving cells.
Counts the number of total moves.
Available for all browsers (Firefox, Chrome and Opera) and platforms.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Magic Squares?
Magic Squares is a fun and easy to use brainstorming game. The game is challenging as you have to reorder the cells to make them read from 1 to 8. The only way to move cells is by clicking on the gray areas next to cell 0 (empty cell). Please note you can only click on the neighboring cells at the top, right, bottom and left sides. If you can finish the game, all cells turn to green color and a notification will be shown.
2. How to play the game?
Click on the toolbar button to open the game UI. Next, click on the (New Game) button to start a new game. You can close and open the UI to start a new game as well. Within the game UI, click on the dark gray areas next to the empty cell (0). Try to move the cells with this approach to make them read from (1 to 8) and the last cell 0. Each time you press on the New Game button, a random order for the numbers will appear on the screen. Please note, there are a lot of games named (Magic Squares), but they are not the same game. This Magic Square game is, to some extent, similar to Rubik’s cube but in a 2 dimensional space. Like Rubik’s cube, the goal is to reorder the cells to match a certain criteria. Here, the criteria is to reorder the cells from 1 to 8.
3. How can I download the source code for Magic Squares?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. What is my position in terms of scores?
This game does not have any specific scores. The goal is to reorder the cells to read (1 - 8) and there is no score associated with logic. But please note, the faster you reorder the cells the better.
5. How can I move the cells?
The only way to move the cells is by clicking on the dark gray areas next to the empty cell (cell with number 0). Click on the top, right, bottom or left cells next to 0 to make them move.
6. How can I increase the grid size?
In this game, the grid size is fixed to 3 by 3 matrix. Currently there is no way to change the grid size.
7. Is there an option to store the best score?
No, currently there is no option to store the best score. In future versions, this feature will be added to the game.
8. How to uninstall this extension from your Firefox?
In order to uninstall this Addon in Firefox, go to Firefox add-ons page, find Magic Squares, then press on the Uninstall button. For Opera and Chrome browsers, follow a similar approach to remove the Addon.
9. How can I report a bug or suggest improvement for this game?
You can use the Bug report form in this page to report bugs or suggest any improvements for this Addon.
10. Is this Addon available for all platforms?
Yes, but currently only the browser versions are released. Soon, we will release android and windows phone apps as well.
11. Can I get hint(s) within the game?
No, there is no option to get hints within the game. Actually, no computer algorithm (AI) is yet derived to be able to play this game automatically.
Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).
Reviews | Discussions
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