Nim games are strategy games for two players (the program can replace the other player so you can play alone). We have at the beginning heaps (or rows) of objects (which can be matches, tokens, coins ... and why not bricks ...), and one after other the players must remove one or more objects in one heap, until there are no more objects. You can decide as end game option that the one who gets the last object is the winner or the loser ... They belong to the games called "impartial games" where you can find a winning strategy by calculation.
An example of Nim game is Marienbad, there are 4 heaps and objects are matches. You can play this game with the program Marienbad, available on Android market, or with Nim Game XL (you have just to take the defaults).
You will find in the game help explaining how to use the program and to calculate the winning strategies. If there are not too many heaps, you should be able to do calculations mentally with a little practice. For more complex cases, the program offers to each player a worksheet to write numbers and do small operations.
It is said that only 2% of the population is able of finding the solution. I am not sure however, if this percentage refers to the people that are able to solve the puzzle without using a pen and a paper (or a computer). This is indeed very difficult and requires a beyond the average ability to hold too many pieces of information in one's mind at the same time.
This application provides an easier way to solve the puzzle. It presents the rules and the board in the same screen and allows you to easily make selections. It highlights red or green a rule automatically, when it is violated or fulfilled. It also offers easier variations of the puzzles, with fewer houses and properties.
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The new permission is introduced in order to integrate Scoreloop
- Play the classic game as well as many variations
- Square, Square with diagonal moves and triangular boards supported
- Select one out of 3 different themes
- Create and play your own boards
- Machine search for a solution. Works both for built-in and custom boards. It may be slow for big boards.
In Suspense you need to throw all your cards away. Players take turns in throwing one card after one other. The card thrown must have the same number or color with the card down on the table.
The application includes detailed instructions. Currently two-players games are supported - you play against the computer. The application keeps scores and allows you to define different player profiles.
When fruits are falling, slide your device to move the basket and catch them. Alternatively you can touch at the point, where you want the basket to move. An out of season fruit is worth 1 point. In-season fruits are worth double. Try to catch falling stars for bonus points. Avoid bad apples, which will decrease your score.