What is The Peg Game?
The Peg Game consists of a small wooden triangle board with 15 holes in it and 14 pegs. Starting with one empty spot, the player is supposed to jump pegs until there is only one left. Some of these games state that if you can complete them, you’re a genius – so here’s an easy strategy to win the game and impress your family and friends!
Learn the Rules
– To jump a peg, it must have an empty space next to it.
– You can use any peg as a jumper, as long as the peg you jump is directly adjacent to it and has an open space next to it.
– Every peg you jump must be removed.
– You win when there is only one peg left.
Understand the Board
Each space on the board has a number from 1 to 15. The top point of the triangle is position 1, and the bottom right is position 15. This list will use this number scheme when describing moves, so keep it in mind.
There is an intricate mathematical theory that explains the puzzle. This isn’t all necessary to win the game, but there are some highlights to keep in mind that will help you solve the puzzle.
– Mathematically, you can mess the game up with two bad moves. That means that after just two bad moves, the puzzle becomes impossible to solve. Make your moves count!
– Plan your moves carefully. If you move randomly there is a 50% chance you’ll end up with an unsolvable puzzle within two moves.
– There are 6,816 solutions to the puzzle. All those solutions, however, are just modifications of two main solution patterns.
Please Note: Product images are for illustrative purposes only. Not suitable for young children because the pegs and small and potential choking hazard.