Sunday, November 19, 2006

Birthday present #2

We're sitting at a table, next to a giant pile of pennies. We play a game.

First, you put a penny on the table. Anywhere's fine, but it can't stick out over the edge.

Next, I put one on, somewhere else. I can, if I want, even touch your penny with mine, but they can't overlap.

We keep doing this until there's no place to put another penny. Last person to be able to put a penny down, wins.

What's a winning strategy, and who's the winner?


Anonymous Brad Finlay said...

I win, provided I put the first penny in the very center of the table, then mirror all your moves.

I always thought this game was played with beer bottles. ;^>

5:57 AM  
Blogger A said...

Define "win" !

10:44 AM  

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