The Unbeatable Game from the 60s: Dr NIM

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  • Published on:  1/26/2016
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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-twenty-quid.html

    My Domino Computer. The Domputer.
    https://www.201tube.com/video/OpLU__bhu2w/video.html

    Dr NIM at the Computer History Museum:
    http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/102688881

    And someone has put the whole instruction booklet online:
    http://www.cs.miami.edu/home/burt/learning/Csc427.152/491_Dr-Nim-Manual5b15d.pdf

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

    Music by Howard Carter
    Design by Simon Wright
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