Sunday, 10 May 2015

Is this just clickbait?

"The Mathematically proven winning strategy for 14 of the most popular games" screams the headline. But on clicking on the link (which I have helpfully provided), it turns out to not be quite that. A more correct headline might instead be "Mathematical observations about 14 of the most popular games"
Of course some of the observations will direct you towards choosing better moves (and yes it does include a fool proof tic-tac-toe map borrowed from XKCD) but as a 100% set of winning strategies go, it falls a little short.
But if you like your numbers crunched and your data massaged it is still an interesting article (although I'm a little sad it gave away one of the hidden secrets to winning Monopoly, a strategy I have followed for 20 years!)

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