The Unbeatable Game from the 60s: Dr NIM

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, January 26, 2016
  • Buy a modern version of Dr NIM!
    https://mathsgear.co.uk/products/braino

    The game of (single pile) Nim can be won by anyone who understands a simple trick. A trick so easy, a 1960s mechanical plastic computer can play with perfect strategy, defeating all humans.

    Learn the method and proceed to beat your friends, family and colleagues.

    Read more about single-pile Nim on the Maths Busking site:
    http://www.mathsbusking.com/shows-twenty-quid.html

    My Domino Computer. The Domputer.
    https://www.faceclips.net/video/OpLU__bhu2w/video.html

    Dr NIM at the Computer History Museum:
    http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/102688881

    And someone has put the whole instruction booklet online:
    http://www.cs.miami.edu/home/burt/learning/Csc427.152/491_Dr-Nim-Manual5b15d.pdf

    MATT PARKER: Stand-up Mathematician
    Website: http://standupmaths.com/

    Music by Howard Carter
    Design by Simon Wright
  • Source: https://youtu.be/9KABcmczPdg
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  • Rt Harmon

    Rt Harmon

     3 hours ago

    Guns are fun asshole

  • King Hamlet

    King Hamlet

     23 hours ago

    ALEXA in The Household {settings}

  • King Hamlet

    King Hamlet

     23 hours ago

    ONE LAND ONE KING PEACE CRYPTOCURRENCY Google haha I know RIGHTs

  • King Hamlet

    King Hamlet

     23 hours ago

    KING UTHER

  • King Hamlet

    King Hamlet

     23 hours ago

    .ROYGBIV.

  • King Hamlet

    King Hamlet

     23 hours ago

    KING ARTHUR FLOUR

  • King Hamlet

    King Hamlet

     23 hours ago

    The Rest is NASA or whatever.

  • King Hamlet

    King Hamlet

     23 hours ago

    Sterling Cooper Draper Price and Lane Goddamnit.

  • King Hamlet

    King Hamlet

     23 hours ago

    1776; ISM

  • King Hamlet

    King Hamlet

     23 hours ago

    Bill that's JUST

  • King Hamlet

    King Hamlet

     23 hours ago

    INSERT best theoretical knowledge HERE
    [Overdue Book]
    Game OVER. OLD School Ragtime warfare.

  • Jake Grenier

    Jake Grenier

     yesterday

    Ok boomer

  • Comatose

    Comatose

     3 days ago

    More people have shown interest in this old toy from this video than the real life item.

  • Just a random cat who needs a cuddle

    Just a random cat who needs a cuddle

     3 days ago

    This game reminds me of that mini game from Tales of Phantasia, and remembered myself writing some sort of number patterns to "trap" the AI for me to not get the last piece of stone (instead of getting the last piece to be the winner).

    Ahhhhh, those were the days... 😌😌😌

  • Miguel Onuma

    Miguel Onuma

     5 days ago

    Ok

  • Anthony Kalnins

    Anthony Kalnins

     14 days ago +1

    Who else is going to mess with their denser drunk friends? Of course I will, it's pretty much math magic. 🎩 🔮 Thank you for posting this. Neat purchase on that game.

  • Dan Deac

    Dan Deac

     14 days ago

    OMG, i learnt about it at informatics to code the game to predict who would win using the xor

  • Blenderis YO

    Blenderis YO

     14 days ago

    Just cassually put another coin and hope they wont notice 😆

  • Silent Bob

    Silent Bob

     14 days ago

    6:56 Cheeky bastards.

  • jrseahorse

    jrseahorse

     21 days ago

    “It turns out if you read the admittedly casually racist instruction Manuel” 9:31 I wanna know what’s in there 😂