A new game of MathtrisX  The game board contains four columns and six rows, and above each column is a button with the column number. To the left of each row is a number  this is the number you wish to obtain through multiplication of the numbers in that row of the game board. For example, the 6th row answer number is 1. You want to place numbers in the 6th row of the game board that multiply together to form 1. There is only one way  with a 1! The fifth answer is 4  to create this we need 2 and 2 or 4 and 1.
To the right and left of the column buttons are two numbers (in this case, they are both 2s). The one on the left, under the "current" label, is the next number that will be dropped. To the right is the number that will be dropped after this next number. When you press one of the column buttons, the "current" number will be dropped into that column, taking the lowest spot that doesn't currently have a number in it. Then the number in the "next" spot will move to the "current" spot. The only place we can put the first two is in the row with the 1 in the answer column  that is useless to us but it is the only option. We will press the Column1 button to drop it there. Then we will have another 2 to drop, but this one is more useful  we can drop it on top of the other two, and it will enter the fifth row, exactly where we needed a two. Let's see how the game board looks after we do this. 
As you can see, the next two numbers are both 2s, once again. Two options become apparent  the first option is we could drop a 2 in column 1, and this will eliminate row four (the row with a 2 in the answer column). The second option is we could drop both twos in column 2, thus eliminating row five (with a 4 in the answer column). Let's follow the second plan.

After doing so, we will gain 1 point (our score will increase from 0 to 1), the 2s in row five will disappear, and the answers in the answer column will each move down by one, aside from the answer in row six. The next number to drop is another 2  we can drop it in either column 1 or 2 to eliminate row 5, increasing our score to 2.

Now, the next number is a 2, and there is no useful place to put it. We could drop it in the 3rd or 4th column, thus throwing it away without much effect on the game board (after all, it is no longer possible to complete row six) but instead let's take this opportunity to introduce the "skip" button. At the beginning of the game you will have 1 skip credit, and each time you increase your level you will get more skip credits. When you press the skip button, you spend one credit and the "current" number goes away with the "next" number moving into its place. We will use the skip option and then drop the 1 into the 1st or 2nd column, eliminating row 5.

Several turns later we are faced with this situation. In row 5 we have a 2 and two 1s and we are trying to create a 4. The next number is a 2. Perfect! We can put the 2 in column 4, but there will be a bonus! Because we used all four columns to create the answer, we will remove not only this row, but also the 6th row. Anytime you create the answer by using one number in each column, you eliminate two rows  the row in which you obtained the answer number, and the 6th row. This is useful later when the game grows more difficult. However, in this case dropping the 2 into column 4 also increases our score to 6, causing us to enter LEVEL2!

Ah, welcome to Level 2! The game board is cleared when you gain a level, you gain more skip credits (2 when you enter level 2 and n when you enter level n). The answers get larger as you progress through the levels. The highest number you can expect to drop at any given time is 1 higher than the current level number, so, for example, in Level2 we can expect to see 1s, 2s and 3s. Thus to finish row 3 we need 233 (there will be no 9 or 6 just yet). Also, the point value of clearing lines increases (n points per line cleared where n is the level number). As a rule of thumb, each successive level requires you to clear 5 more lines than the previous level in order to advance another level.
That's everything you need to know to play MathtrisX. Good luck and be sure to let us know your high score!
