"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls; Where words come from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Into that heaven of freedom it should be our intent. ( my adaption from Rabindranath Tagores famous lines)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


This is how I finished with Juan.
NIM is one of my favorite games and it really tests the mind, there are various “modes” of it which you can play on my site shown in LINKS on RHS referred to as “My Mindgames”. Here I show you in my voice video of what is the most well known BASIC NIM consisting of 3 piles. Turn your volume on and listen to the way to play and solve it which is the best way to solve using the binary code.

If you have trouble in conversion go to the ready chart


The BEST NIM game to play is on the site www.transience dot com dot au where you play with Juan a really wonderful animated character. There is Pearl 1,2 and 3 varieties
In the game shown in this link
there are 4 rows (Piles) . The Binary strategic positions is the same as explained; for the piles 3,4,5,6 the strategic position initially are 3,4,5,2 or 3,4,1,6 or 3,0,5,6 so you pick to get one of these positions and thereafter Juan cannot win if you play correct. he just grunts and walks away.


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