Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays: Volume 1, Volume 1

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This classic on games and how to play them intelligently is being re-issued in a new, four volume edition. This book has laid the foundation to a mathematical approach to playing games. The wise authors wield witty words, which wangle wonderfully winning ways. In Volume 1, the authors do the Spade Work, presenting theories and techniques to "dissect" games of varied structures and formats in order to develop winning strategies.
 

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Contents

Preface to Second Edition
Finding the Correct Number is Simplicity Itself
Some Harder Games and How to Make Them Easier
18
Taking and Breaking
18
Numbers Nimbers and Numberless Wonders
18
The Heat of Battle
18
Hackenbush
29
Its a Small Small Small Small World
42
Index
51
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