Quantum 3 4+

Match-3 Quantum Physics Fun

Michigan State University GEL Lab

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings
    • Free



Quantum 3 is an educational match-3 game for all ages where fun meets quantum physics! Build subatomic particles, learn about the mysteries of fundamental physics and deploy antimatter to clear the way! You'll match and swap quarks to make (and learn about) the baryons you need for each objective. Puzzle out the quantum properties of color, flavor and spin. So get in there and start your quantum-venture! Quantum 3 is puzzle-matching at its finest and a great intro to the world of particle physics!

The game is free-to-play with no in-app purchases.

The game is developed at Michigan State University by the Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab and is funded under grant PHY 1653405 by the National Science Foundation.

What’s New

Version 1.7

* Added translations for English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
* Fixed issue where proper instructions not showing in Level 7 and beyond.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

eric morse ,

Am I actually learning physics? I think I am!

After level 3: “This is just a cute Candy Crush without the ads and social media nonsense. It’s not teaching me physics! 🙄”
After level 8: “I just need an anti blue antiquark so I can get those three strange quarks together and make one more omega minus baryon!”

Do I understand exactly what I’m saying? Not really! But I suspect as I level up it’ll start to click. I already know 1000% more about quantum particles than I did ten minutes ago. Either way, it doesn’t matter.* It’s cute and fun and free!

I can actually see a physics teacher using this when she needs to fill the last 15 minutes of her lesson the day before break.

*Pun not intended, but now definitely intended.

Egnomic ,


Fun little game, I saw the paper on the arXiv and thought I'd try it.

There is a scaling issue on the iPhone XS however, the game over fills the screen and I don't see a few things on the edges.

tyer review ,

Great game

Fun and good for learning. Make the last few levels more difficult please.

App Privacy

The developer, Michigan State University GEL Lab, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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