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|A combinatorial game usually involves complete information, with no hidden cards and no random randomness - a pure strategy game. Demaine has researched combinatorial puzzles such as Tetris, Clobber, Phutball, Pushing blocks (puzzles involving a robot walking around in a square grid, pushing square-block obstacles subject to various rules, in order to reach some goal position), and Clickomania (a puzzle game in which the player clicks on a connected group of two or more blocks of a common color, and blocks above fall down to take their place. The goal is to remove as many blocks as possible).|
|Math Topics:||Combinatorics, Game Theory|
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