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Gamer's Inn News: Aug 28

August 28th, 2020

Some Games Involve Some Math

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For those who like simple strategy games.

Price: $30.00

"In Topiary, players try to position their visitors on the outer edge of a beautiful topiary garden in order to give them the best view possible. Visitors can see the closest topiary sculpture to them and any behind that, in the same sight line, that are larger. Players slowly fill in the garden by adding tiles until everyone has placed all their visitors." 

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Castle Panic Board Game Review & Ultimate Guide for 2020 Vinque Regular

Price: $35.00

The castle is being invaded! You, along with the other players, must work to defend your home from orcs, goblins, and other horrid monsters. You'll win and lose with the other players, but if you slay the most enemies you'll be declared the Master Slayer (and win the game!).

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Be Honest

One of the more popular children's games at Gamer's Inn is Spot It!. We have many options in the store, including Harry Potter Spot It, Frozen II Spot It, and Animals Spot It. It's a very simple game: there are 55 cards, and if you pull any two cards, they're guaranteed to have a symbol that matches. There are different ways to play, but they all revolve around that basic concept: find the matching symbol.

But think about that: any two cards--no matter which two cards you draw--are guaranteed to have at least one matching symbol. The question is how. And, as it turns out, this simple game has some very complex math behind it, as well as some interesting history.

You see, back in 1850, computers were not a thing. However, there were (believe it or not) people out there curious about abstract math. One such person was Reverend Thomas Kirkman, who submitted a mathematical puzzle to a popular magazine. The puzzle, called "The Fifteen Schoolgirls", involved a type of math called combinatorics, or how objects combine under certain specifications. 

How does this apply to Spot It, you ask? Well, in 1976 a game hobbyist named Jacques Cottereau found the "Fifteen Schoolgirls" problem and solution to be quite interesting, and wanted a way to make it fun for everyone. So he designed a game called "A Game of Insects". But he never marketed it, and it wasn't until 2009 when a relative of his revamped the game into "Dobble", and began selling it in France and Germany. It was later released in North America as Spot it!

If you want to read more about the math and history behind this popular children's game, click here.
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