The Unbeatable Game from the 60s: Dr NIM

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Shared January 26, 2016

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The game of (single pile) Nim can be won by anyone who understands a simple trick. A trick so easy, a 1960s mechanical plastic computer can play with perfect strategy, defeating all humans.

Learn the method and proceed to beat your friends, family and colleagues.

Read more about single-pile Nim on the Maths Busking site:
http://www.mathsbusking.com/shows-twe...

My Domino Computer. The Domputer.
http://youtu.be/OpLU__bhu2w

Dr NIM at the Computer History Museum:
http://www.computerhistory.org/collec...

And someone has put the whole instruction booklet online:
http://www.cs.miami.edu/home/burt/lea...

MATT PARKER: Stand-up Mathematician
Website: http://standupmaths.com/

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