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Nim

Period(s)

Medieval, Modern

Region(s)

Southern Europe

Categories

Mathematical, Nim.

Description

Nim is a game of uncertain origins. It is first mentioned by Luca Paccioli, an Italian mathematician in the early sixteenth or late fifteenth century. It is similar to other games worldwide, but multiple independent inventions may be possible, not necessarily the dispersion of a single game.

Rules

Essentially, the game consists of a number of objects in "heaps," and players alternate turns taking any number of objects from one of the heaps. This continues until no objects are left, and the last player to remove an object loses.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nim

Origin

Europe?

Ludeme Description

Nim.lud

Leaderboard

Nim

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Sources

Rougetet, L. 2014. 'A Prehistory of Nim. ' The College Mathematics Journal 45(5): 358–363.

Reference ID

DLP.Game.108

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