Happy 10th Birthday, Match The Memory!

The first version of Match The Memory launched exactly 10 years ago today. Since then, you’ve made thousands and thousands of memory games (25,000+!), which have been played more than 12 million times. Today, we’re celebrating not just the site itself, but the creators who made the best games on the site.

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How Match The Memory is better than a physical memory game

I have a lot of experience playing matching games, since I create quite a few myself, and I curate all of the public games built by others on the site. So when my 3-year-old son got an old-school physical matching game for Christmas this year, I immediately started contrasting the experience with playing a similar game online with Match The Memory.

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To Block or Not To Block

A year and a half ago, we made a strategic decision to add Google Ads to our site pages. In general, it has been a good move for us, helping to offset the cost of running our servers.

But we understand that not everyone likes having ads show up on their games. Some people run ad-blocker software in their browsers that prevent our ads from showing up; we’re fine with this. We do it ourselves.

Recently, we got a request from a game creator to remove advertisements on their games. We decided to turn it into a win-win opportunity, and created a new product that allows a user to disable those ads while still providing some revenue to keep the lights on at Match The Memory.

You can see this new product on any game’s Buy page. After you purchase it, Google Ads will be removed for all visitors who come to play that game.

Most Popular Games – Week of 2 Dec. 2017

I’m surprised that there aren’t any holiday games in here yet. I’m sure we’ll see more of these as the month goes on.

All Games

Rank Title/Image Creator
1 Phases of the Moon Matching Game
Tori Keim
2 Irregular Verb Memory Match
Unknown User
3 Nonfiction Text Features
Suzanne Hurley
4 Mr. Polum’s Landform Game
Chris Polum
5 PARTS OF THE HOUSE
Felipe C.

New Games

We’re covering a lot of the basics here: language, math, geology, civics. If you used all of these new games this week, you’d probably wind up with a pretty solid education. 🙂

Rank Title/Image Creator
1 Culture
Unknown User
2 Module 7 Review
Unknown User
3 Weathering
Unknown User
4 DiSalvi’s Vocab Review Game
Christopher Disalvi
5 Chapter 4 Vocabulary Matching with Pictures
Kyle Heaslip

It’s hip to be square

In general, pictures are best shown either horizontally or vertically. Pictures of people are usually shot in the “portrait” orientation, while most other photos are generally taken in “landscape” orientation. That’s why we built Match The Memory to default a game’s cards to the Landscape layout, with the option of switching them to Portrait. This lets you have your images as big as possible on your cards. (Pro tip: if more of your cards are vertical than horizontal, we suggest that you change that game to Portrait.)

However, sometimes you have a picture that doesn’t really fit either Landscape or Portrait. Whether it’s a drawing of an atom or your latest Instagram selfie, sometimes you need a square. That’s why we just added a new Square layout option to Match The Memory.

In addition to possibly fitting your images better, Square cards are bigger — the same height as Portrait cards and the same width as Landscape cards.

Try out the new Square orientation on a new or existing custom memory game. Let us know about specific games that you think are better having square cards rather than horizontal or vertical ones.