Two-handed Bulgarian solitaire
|© 2004, Tim Bancroft|
|Variant of Bulgarian solitaire|
|Used in maths research|
|n holes per row|
Two-handed Bulgarian solitaire was invented in 2004 by Tim Bancroft, a senior mathematics major at Augsburg College, Minneapolis (Minnesota), USA. He has studied under the direction of research advisor Prof. Su Dorée. The game was presented at the AMS/MAA Joint meetings in Phoenix, Arizona, January 2004. It grew out of a puzzle from Discrete Mathematical Structures class. The game, using reverse sowing, is a two-person variant of Bulgarian solitaire.
The game is played with coins arranged in piles. Each player owns a separate group of piles.
At each turn a player removes the top coin from each pile, possibly eliminating piles.
Then he gives that collected pile of coins to the other other player.
The game ends when a previously encountered arrangement is repeated.
- Dorée, S.
- (2004) Previous Focus on Student Research, Minneapolis: Augsburg College, Department of Mathematics.
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