Most Popular Games – Week of 4 Nov. 2017

All Games

Rank Title/Image Creator
1 Phases of the Moon Matching Game
Tori Keim
2 Halloween Concentration
Curtis Gibby
3 Mr. Polum’s Landform Game
Chris Polum
4 The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Sarah Wood
5 Cell Organelle Functions
Mrs Vergara

New Games

Rank Title/Image Creator
1 comida quiz
Unknown User
2 Sargeant Baseball Memory
Unknown User
3 Chemical Equations
Tyler Herr
4 The Orbleu Family Memory Game
Unknown User
5 Cinema memory game

Most Popular Games – Week of 28 Oct. 2017

I’m going to start showcasing the most viewed games on Match The Memory to give you an idea of what good games look like and what kinds of games are available.

Our most popular games this week are dominated by some heavy hitters – real GOAT games – along with one seasonal entry. (Happy Halloween!)

Rank Title/Image Creator
1 Phases of the Moon Matching Game
Phases of the Moon Matching Game
Teri Keim
2 Mr. Polum’s Landform Game
Mr. Polum's Landform Game
Chris Polum
3 Irregular Verb Memory Match
Irregular Verb Memory Match
Unknown User
4 Halloween Concentration
Halloween Concentration
Curtis Gibby
Felipe C.

These are the most popular games that were created this week.

Rank Title/Image Creator
1 Spanish Address Words
Spanish Address Words
Unknown User
2 The Integumentary Game
The Integumentary Game
Cynthia Baumann
3 Muscular System by Baumann
Muscular System by Baumann
Cynthia Baumann
Kevin Williams
5 L2 Spanish Question Words
L2 Spanish Question Words
Julie Copp

Did these games give you any inspiration for a new game of your own? Do you want to share one of these games with your family, school class, or Facebook friends?

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.

Play it again, Sam

Previously, when you finished playing a game and wanted to play that same game again, you had to reload the page. We had a “Start Over” button that helped you do this instead of manually triggering your browser, but the effect was the same. You had to transfer a bunch of data from the Match The Memory site again. This was a vestige of the very first version of the game that used some old technology.

Continue reading Play it again, Sam

Is this line secure?

Security has been a big deal on the web for the last few years, and systems like Let’s Encrypt have made it easy to make web sites secure. This week, we turned on HTTPS for all pages on Match The Memory. (Previously, only our purchase page was secure through PayPal.) Going to the old HTTP address will automatically redirect you to the new secure HTTPS page, where you’ll see the green padlock icon in your address bar.

What does this mean for you? Now you can be sure that when you play one of our matching games, or when you create a personalized matching game of your own, that nobody else is listening in on the conversation between your browser and our server. You can feel safe that nobody’s adding viruses or advertisements using Match The Memory as a back door into to your computer.

Have any questions or concerns about our security practices? Let us know in the comments, or hit us up on our contact page.

Put a pin in it

No, we’re not talking about Pinterest. You’ve been able to save a Match The Memory game to Pinterest for several years, and many people have done so.

This post is about a new feature requested by one of our users. A teacher named Sydney emailed me the other day, asking if I could implement a new feature:

… add a toggle to hold after each guess. So if I guess one card, it flips, then I guess a second card and it flips. Then, if they aren’t matches, the cards stay flipped over until I click something to flip them back.

Continue reading Put a pin in it

LDS or Mormon memory matching games

Many of the polished games here on Match the Memory have been created by me, for the simple reason that I know how to use the site best and that I understand what’s needed to make an interesting and good-looking concentration game.  Because I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (a.k.a. “I’m a Mormon“), a lot of the games that I’ve made have been for my own use in the LDS Church.  I’d like to share some of those games with you.

Continue reading LDS or Mormon memory matching games

Try our holiday matching games

Match the Memory has been around for more than a year now, so we’ve been through all of the major holidays at least once.  In that time, we’ve built a few holiday-themed concentration games for you to play at home or in the classroom. Continue reading Try our holiday matching games