Magic squares, like the ever popular game Sudoku, are about figuring out patterns within the square. They aren’t brand new, though! Magic squares — and other shapes — have been around since ancient times.
They were considered “magic” because each row, column, and diagonal added up to the same number. These patterns and combinations were so revered that the ancient peoples of the Middle East and Africa often inscribed them on medallions to guard against evil and predict the future.
The pattern behind the mystery is something that anyone can make. It doesn’t matter if your square is a 3×3 or a billion across and down. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be making your own Sudoku games to challenge your mates as a party game.