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Author:Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Description: The familiar pencil-and-paper game of Dots-and-Boxes can be played on several different levels of sophistication. Elwyn Berlekamp posits that the game can be played on at least four different levels. "Players at any level consistently beat players at lower levels, and do so because they understand a theorem which less sophisticated players have not yet discovered," he says. Berlekamp's book serves as a useful guide to Dots-and-Boxes strategies and an introduction to mathematical game theory.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Game Theory

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