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What is your favorite Math(s) related game?My favorite math related game is pocket billiards (commonly called pool in the US). I've been playing the game for about 25 years. It seems everything about that game screams Math and Physics, even in equipment selection (and production). You can shear a sheep many times but skin him only once. #2 20060725 02:22:57
Re: What is your favorite Math(s) related game?Sudoku. Especially Sudoku variants. Sometimes I time myself for fun when I get bored. I think Sudoku is quite theraputic in a sense (no, I'm not crazy ). You can solve one in seconds or hours...you can adjust the size  From 4x4 to 18x18. Is Sudoku mathrelated though? #3 20060725 02:38:06
Re: What is your favorite Math(s) related game?
I think Sudoku is math related. Math is logic in it's purest form, right? You can shear a sheep many times but skin him only once. #4 20060725 03:13:38
Re: What is your favorite Math(s) related game?Yeah, I guess you're right. #5 20060725 07:51:20
Re: What is your favorite Math(s) related game?I really love pocket billiards but don't have room for even a miniature table in my house. :( A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #6 20060727 06:30:42
Re: What is your favorite Math(s) related game?I'm into Sudoku as well. Actually, that's the only one I can think of being math related. It's getting pretty big around here, it's in the newspaper and there are particular magazines full with puzzles only. Bang postponed. Not big enough. Reboot. #7 20060727 07:34:59
Re: What is your favorite Math(s) related game?I wrote a Sudoku Game. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #8 20060727 18:26:21
Re: What is your favorite Math(s) related game?Yeah, MathsIsFun's Sudoku puzzles are quite good. Fun to solve! #9 20060727 22:26:31
Re: What is your favorite Math(s) related game?I think I need more options, like "Check for Mistakes" "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #10 20060728 09:08:35
Re: What is your favorite Math(s) related game?Hmm... does the Integration Bee count as a game? It's like a spelling bee, but you integrate. You get a minute and 30 seconds to solve a given integral. It is one of the hottest things I have ever enountered. I've never actually had the chance to be in one, but how could it not be the most enjoyable event? Maybe I'll find one in college hosted by the math department. Until then, I'll practice my integration of obscure and challenging functions. You know, if that advanced board ever gets created, I might make something like an integration bee thread, I even have a list of integrals on this desk here which are perfect for the task. Maybe I could even post this on the Puzzles board. Ok, I'm too excited about all this, I'll stop typing. #11 20060728 10:30:01
Re: What is your favorite Math(s) related game?I saw a post on another forum yesterday from a grad student who is planning on doing his dissertation on Graph Theory and billiards strategy. I found that pretty fascinating. You can shear a sheep many times but skin him only once. #12 20060728 10:31:08
Re: What is your favorite Math(s) related game?You could make Integration Bee it into a timed game ... hard to enter the answer though ... possibly multiple choice? "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #13 20060728 13:20:24
Re: What is your favorite Math(s) related game?Or you could make them definite integrals so you'd just have to type in a number, and possibly "pi" or some other common constant. 