Winning Ways for your mathematical plays. Volume 2: Games

Winning Ways for your mathematical plays. Volume 2: Games in Particular examines games played in clubsgiving case studies for coin and paper and pencil games I remember buying this book in Oxford It was extremely expensive This is why I only bought the second volume A pity But the second volume contains their treatment of Life Yes, Life is truly universal An amazing book Funny and full of ideas. At the conclusion of this book they provide a hand waving proof that games can be simple enough and complicated enough to provide a universe in which intelligent life can evolve And along the way they show the optimum strategy for playing boxes I must brush up on that strategy for when my grandkids start to play It s not that I m competitive, it s just that when I want to win I want to make sure I can.

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