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The Dots-and-Boxes Game: Sophisticated Child's Play
The Dots-and-Boxes Game: Sophisticated Child's Play
by A. K. Peters, Ltd. (2000)
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15 minutes
  • Abstract Strategy
  • Book
  • Designers
  • Elwyn R. Berlekamp
  • Mechanisms
  • Area Enclosure
  • Paper-and-Pencil
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  • Family
  • Dots and Boxes
  • Combinatorial
  • Rating: 6/10 from 16 users


    This book analyzes the Dots and Boxes game using Combinatorial Game theory. Berlekamp is a coauthor of the classic Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays.

    From the back cover:
    "This book is an essential guide to the game of Dots-and-Boxes and its mathematical underpinnings. Chapters of strategy are interspersed with 100 sample problems and their strategic solutions.

    A wide variety of readers will be intrigued by this book's in-depth look at the game of Dots-and-Boxes, from casual players seeking to improve their play to mathematicians interested in the more sophisticated strategy techniques."

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