Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard memberuzless
    The So Fist
    Voice of Reason
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    15 Jul '08 18:421 edit
    Multi-level game

    Gets addictive.

    http://home.earthlink.net/~cmalumphy/3d.html
  2. Joined
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    16 Jul '08 01:45
    i liked this on a real board as a kid. only difference was that you had to start on basic level (due to gravity of the balls 😉). this one seems diffcult (if not a pain) to keep overview somehow.
  3. Joined
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    16 Jul '08 10:49
    Connect 4 is more fun IMO. Even though it has been solved, (first player win) the strategy in it is still deeper than what seems at first glance.
  4. SubscriberAThousandYoung
    iViva la Hispanidad!
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    17 Jul '08 03:02
    The computer's too good.
  5. Joined
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    18 Jul '08 11:08
    I actually could defeat him once. It was a good imagination exercise. Now I got bored. I'm getting old and losing my focus...
  6. Standard memberuzless
    The So Fist
    Voice of Reason
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    18 Jul '08 16:421 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    The computer's too good.
    try gaining the corners. I'm winning on about a 50% clip
  7. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    20 Jul '08 05:07
    Originally posted by uzless
    try gaining the corners. I'm winning on about a 50% clip
    Hey! I won! Good tip.
  8. Joined
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    20 Jul '08 09:52
    Originally posted by uzless
    try gaining the corners. I'm winning on about a 50% clip
    I remember writing a naughts and crosses program when I was in school. I worked out you could beat it 1/3 of the times (and draw the rest) if you played a specific way. But I only knew that because I'd programmed it so I knew how it worked...
  9. Standard memberTheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    Out of my mind
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    20 Jul '08 14:53
    I won the first game I played, then I was bored with it and closed the window.
  10. Standard membersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    slatington, pa, usa
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    21 Jul '08 04:26
    I was put accidently in a bonehead math class when I was 14 through some clerical error and the teach was gone half the time.
    I invented a form of 3D tic tac toe and did 3^2, 4^2, and 5^2 versions
    just drawing the layers side by side on a blackboard so it was a bit harder to visualize.
    We passed quite a bit of time in bonehead that way.
  11. Joined
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    21 Jul '08 10:05
    Originally posted by uzless
    Multi-level game

    Gets addictive.

    http://home.earthlink.net/~cmalumphy/3d.html
    Spent a while wondering why it was 4x4 not 3x3. However, I picked up a 3x3x3 naughts and crosses game at the weekend, and essentially "solved" it this morning. Player 1 can win every time.

    So, if anyone else was wondering - the reason this is a 4x3x3 game is because the 3x3x3 game is defunct...
  12. Standard memberTheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
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    21 Jul '08 13:52
    Originally posted by Swlabr
    Spent a while wondering why it was 4x4 not 3x3. However, I picked up a 3x3x3 naughts and crosses game at the weekend, and essentially "solved" it this morning. Player 1 can win every time.

    So, if anyone else was wondering - the reason this is a 4x3x3 game is because the 3x3x3 game is defunct...
    Regular 3x3 tictactoe is easy if the second player doesn't take the centre on his first move.

    On 3x3x3 there is always a 3x3 grid in wich the second player didn't take the centre on his first move.

    I played the 4x4x4 game with the same thing in mind, i started in the centre, creating a 2x2 square in on of the two middle planes. I defended only when the opponent had three in a row and managed to play a winning move.
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