Kayles Kayles, n. pl. [Akin to Dan. kegle, Sw. kegla, D. & G. kegel, OHG. kegil, whence F. quille.] A game; ninepins. [Prov Eng.] --Carew. [1913 Webster]

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  • Kayles — In combinatorial game theory, Kayles is a simple impartial game. In the notation of octal games, Kayles is denoted . 077. Rules Kayles is played with a row of tokens, which represent bowling pins. The row may be of any length. The two players… …   Wikipedia

  • kayles — variant of kails …   Useful english dictionary

  • Octal game — The octal games form a significant subclass of impartial games studied in combinatorial game theory.[1][2] They are organized by a numeric coding system that enables a compact specification of a variety of game rules. Contents 1 Octal games… …   Wikipedia

  • Winning Ways for your Mathematical Plays — (Academic Press, 1982) by Elwyn R. Berlekamp, John H. Conway, and Richard K. Guy is a compendium of information on mathematical games. It was first published in 1982 in two volumes.The first volume introduces combinatorial game theory and its… …   Wikipedia

  • Jeu octal — Les jeux octaux, étudiés dans le cadre de la théorie des jeux combinatoires[1], sont une catégorie de jeux impartiaux, proches du jeu de Nim. Ils se jouent avec des tas d objets où les coups autorisés consistent à retirer des objets d un tas et… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ятвяжский язык — Самоназвание: jātviun/sūdaviun bilā, Sūdaviskas Страны: Литва, Беларусь …   Википедия

  • kails — ˈkāəlz noun plural Etymology: Middle English kayles; akin to Middle Dutch kegel cone, ninepin, Old High German kegil stake, peg, Old Norse kaggi keg more at keg 1. dialect Britain : a set of bone or wooden pins used in playing ninepins 2. usually …   Useful english dictionary

  • Keels — Keels, n. pl. Ninepins. See {Kayles}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nim — For other uses, see Nim (disambiguation). Nim is a mathematical game of strategy in which two players take turns removing objects from distinct heaps. On each turn, a player must remove at least one object, and may remove any number of objects… …   Wikipedia

  • Impartial game — In combinatorial game theory, an impartial game is a game in which the allowable moves depend only on the position and not on which of the two players is currently moving, and where the payoffs are symmetric. In other words, the only difference… …   Wikipedia

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