Winning ways for your mathematical plays is a book written by the contribution of three writes namely, Elwyn R. Berlekamp, John H. Conway, and Richard K. Guy. The book was first published in 1982 and it came out in two volumes. Later, other editions of the book were also published. It is a book about mathematical games and how to excel at them.
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A lot of different kinds of games have been discussed in the book. For example, two different cubes that are the Rubik’s cube and the Soma cube are mentioned along with the information about how the cubes work and how they are to be solved. Other than that, solitaire is also touched upon and the game’s dynamics are discussed. The first volume of the book is focused on game theory, surreal numbers and other theories that govern the games. The second volume talks about different games and the way they work.
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- Many games are mentioned in the book such as cut cake, cool cake, and hot cakes.
- Dawson’s games such as Dawson Kayles and Dawson’s chess are also mentioned with their dynamics.
- In the latest edition, the book has been divided into four volumes for the ease of the reader. The writing style is quite witty and clever for the reader’s amusement.
Table of Contents:
- Blue-Red Hackenbush
- Blue-Red-Green Hackenbush (Introduced as Hackenbush Hotchpotch in the book)
- Childish Hackenbush
- Cut cake
- Maundy Cake
- (2nd Unnamed Cupcake variant by Dean Hickerson)
- Cool Cakes
- Baked Alaska
- Eat Cake
- Nim (Green Hackenbush)
- Lasker’s Nim
- Seating Couples
- Northcott’s Game (Poker-Nim)
- The White Knight
- Wyt Queens (Wythoff’s Game)
- Double Kayles
- Quadruple Kayles
- Dawson’s Chess
- Dawson’s Kayles
- Grundy’s Game
- No Highway
- De Bono’s L-Game
- Snakes-and-Ladders (Adders-and-Ladders)
- Jelly Bean Game
- Dividing Rulers
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