The Unbeatable Game from the 60s: Dr NIM

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Shared January 26, 2016

Buy a modern version of Dr NIM!

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:

My Domino Computer. The Domputer.

Dr NIM at the Computer History Museum:

And someone has put the whole instruction booklet online:

MATT PARKER: Stand-up Mathematician

Music by Howard Carter
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