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#1 2009-10-04 15:53:02

Registered: 2009-10-04
Posts: 1

Does anybody know?

Hi there. Does anybody know the title of this game, or the strategy to win it?

The game consists of 15 lines, drawn in 3 rows - numbering 3, 5, 7. The aim of the game is to be the last person to cross off a single line. You can cross multiple lines out in one go, however they must be adjacent and on the same row.
The layout looks something like this:

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So yeah, does anybody know the title of this game or the strategy to win it?

Thanks heaps.



#2 2009-10-04 17:50:23

From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

Re: Does anybody know?

Hi Demo;

Your game is close to "normal play 3 heap nim" but has some differences. Try here first.

Last edited by bobbym (2009-10-04 17:52:51)

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#3 2009-10-04 23:29:34

Registered: 2005-06-22
Posts: 4,900

Re: Does anybody know?

Jane did some in-depth analysis of this a while ago. It was a slightly different game, but it should show you the way to think about it.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.


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