Bob Albrecht

23 Matches (Creative Computing)

23 Matches (Creative Computing)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1978

Published in BASIC Computer Games - Microcomputer Edition. In the game of 23 matches, you start with 23 matche3s lying on a table. On each turn you make take 1, 2 or 3 matches. you alternate moves with the computer and the one who has to take the last match loses. The easiest way to devise a winning strategy is to start a the end of the game. Since you wish to leave the last match to your opponent, you would like to have either 4, 3 or 2 on your last turn so you can take away 3, 2 or 1 and leave one. Consequently, you would like to leave your opponent with 5 on his next to last turn so no...

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