Intro to Combinatorial Game Theory

By David Lowry

March 6, 2012

Abstract

In this seminar, we will look at some simple games and learn some basic ideas of how to go about assigning scores to individual positions and interpreting these to lead to winning strategy. We will look at some subset of the games of Hackenbush, Col, Snort, and Tiontobl, and time-permitting we will talk about a result transforming each game of Tiontobl into a game of Snort.