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Developer(s) Charles B. Cossé
Stable release
0.7.3 / 18 August 2010
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Educational game
License GNU General Public License
Website Asymptopia Software

TuxMathScrabble is a math version of the classic word game Scrabble (Trademark of Hasbro) which challenges kids to construct compound equations and to consider multiple abstract possibilities.[1] TuxMathScrabble was originally developed for Linux, but much effort was subsequently put into making the game platform-independent (Linux, Mac, Windows). The game can be played by 0, 1 or 2 players, where zero corresponds to "demo" mode. The game was built with opensource software and is released under the Gnu Public License (GPL). The first version of TuxMathScrabble was released in 2001[citation needed] and periodic maintenance releases are ongoing.[2] TuxMathScrabble has a "sister" application known as TuxWordSmith which is similar to Scrabble and supports over 80 languages including Greek and Russian.


  • Optional GUI Admin Configuration Panel (uses WxPython)
  • Animated Tux (The Linux Mascott) character
  • Animated tiles come to life upon correct submission
  • Screensaver/Demo mode
  • Platform independent design (Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, BeOS)
  • Optional fireworks display at startup
  • High score table
  • 0 (demo),1 and 2 player modes


TuxMathScrabble is included in numerous Linux distributions, including the Edubuntu flavor of Ubuntu, Gentoo Linux, SUSE Linux and several education software collections.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

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  1. ^ "Games". Schoolforge.net. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Tux Math Scrabble". freshmeat.net. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  3. ^ "HP preinstalls Linux on SMB desktop". Desktoplinux.com. 2008-12-10. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  4. ^ "c't-Software-Kollektion: Lernen und Verstehen. heise online-Kiosk - c't-Archiv, 13/2005, Seite 132". Heise.de. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  5. ^ "TuxMathScrabble 0.7.0". FlossEd.org. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  6. ^ "tuxmathscrabble-0.5.8-2mdv2010.0.noarch RPM". Rpmfind.net. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  7. ^ "TuxMathScrabble - Download - CHIP Online". Chip.de. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  8. ^ "Games that empower". Superuser. 2006-11-30. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  9. ^ "Tech Support Favourites". Tsf.net.au. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  10. ^ "OSWINS - Mathematics". Os.cqu.edu.au. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  11. ^ D & B Mann. "Education Software 2". Aussieeducator.org.au. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 

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