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Old 2007-09-19, 15:42   #6
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Originally Posted by davieddy View Post
If Martin Gardner posed it, it qualifies for this thread IMHO. What do you think of Nim?
I will note that Martin Gardner presented many mathematically related topics which were not "puzzles" in the sense of Henry Dudeney or Sam Loyd.

In particular, I recall that he popularized John Conway's cellular automaton "Game of Life", as well as many other interesting topics.

As for Nim, I worked out the winning strategy decades ago. As a result, I find it of little more interest than Tic Tac Toe.

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