Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays

Author(s): 
E. R. Berlekamp, J. H. Conway, R.K. Guy
Publisher: 
A.K. Peters
Year: 
2003
ISBN: 
1-56881-143-8
Price (tentative): 
$49
MSC main category: 
00 General
Review: 

The book under review is the third of four parts of the second edition of the book ‘Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays’, which was successfully published a quarter of century ago. In the second edition, some new parts have been added. The third volume is devoted to games that are played in Clubs, these games usually use coins or paper and pencil. In the book, a lot of games are discussed, usually with their winning strategies. More famous games like chess and go are also considered, the authors describe their rules and some facts concerning their history, however, they do not discuss their strategy. The book is full of pictures and diagrams, which makes the reading of the book quite comfortable. Although the topic belongs to recreational mathematics, all studied problems are treated very precisely.

Reviewer: 
satunnaisuus