A game for two players who take turns to select two numbers that add up to a prime number. 
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Enter the names of the players.
Player 1:
Player 2:
StartEach adjacent pair of numbers on the line must add up to a prime number.
THE LINE


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There are 385072 ways of arranging the numbers 1  18 in a circle so that the sum of each pair of adjacent numbers is prime. Here is one of the possible ways
1,6,5,2,3,10,9,8,11,12,17,14,15,16,7,4,13,18.
See Math Forum for a discussion of PrimeSum Circles.
See Bernardo Recamán’s Primes in a Circle Puzzle.
See Scallywags and Scoundrels for a puzzle requiring the numbers 1  12 to be arranged in a PrimeSum Circle.
See Square Pairs Game for a similar game involving square numbers.
See Square Pairs for the related lesson Starter.
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