Set Up and Solution
Think back to the game of Two Finger Morra introduced in Chapter 1. Recall that the players simultaneously put out one or two fingers each. The player who arbitrarily calls “odds” wins when the sum of the fingers is odd; the player who has “evens” wins when the sum of the fingers is even.
This chapter focuses on games with exactly two players, although for storytelling’s sake the “players” might be teams or companies. Limiting our examples to two players is not for convenience or to provide for more accessible analysis. It is because when more than two players are involved, there is the possibility that some ...