The box chip game

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The procedure of a new box chip game is described. There are even number n of chips with different colors, which the adversary of the player rearranges the boxes behind a curtain, then the player rearrange them further once they are on his side. For each color the player guess n/2 boxes where the color might be for all the boxes before any box is opened, and the player wins if all the guesses are correct. In a new rule, the player provides an initial guess for each color and a procedure for determining each next guess based on actual color found by the previous guess. If every color is found in n/2 or fewer guesses, then the player wins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10
Number of pages1
JournalDr. Dobb's Journal
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software


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