The Ins and Outs of Peg Solitaire
For mathematical game enthusiasts, the 33-hole Peg Solitaire board presents many intriguing and difficult problems, far more fascinating than the simple problems set out in manufacturers' instructions, and behind these problems lies interesting mathematical theory. Beasley, an internationally known expert on Peg Solitaire, surveys the history of the game, shows how to play it simply and well, explains the theory behind it, and offers over 200 problems and their solutions in over 550 diagrams. Mathematical game fans aged twelve and over will find hours of enjoyment in this book.
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analysis arm-crossings Berey Bergholt block move board of Figure call and answer cannot catalyst central game column Conway's balance sheet count of Figure David Singmaster Davis debts and surpluses diagonal moves draughtsboard edge men example final sweep finish full position fundamental class horizontal move across initial vacancy insoluble J. H. Conway jump Leibniz liquidated lose marked men Martin Gardner middle men move map nine-sweep null-class board number of men number of moves occupied holes odd number ordinary Solitaire outside corner ox ox ox parity count Peg Solitaire plane d play prove reader may care requires an unlike resource count rows shown in Figure shows single-man position single-vacancy complement problems single-vacancy single-survivor problems six-removal solved square lattice Suremain de Missery target position task map three-removal trellis vertical move across X X Figure X X X X X XXX X XX XX X XX XX XXX X