Accession Number:

AD0786656

Title:

An Examination of Tic-Tac-Toe Like Games,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

A class of games characterized as n sup k Tic-Tac-Toe games is examined. Best known of these are Tic-Tac-Toe n3, k2 and QUBIC n4, k3. Some little known results are presented. The results demonstrate a pivotal role for the game of QUBIC, the smallest nontrivial member of the class. An investigation aimed at a solution to the game of QUBIC is then described and some facts and methods are presented. The methods deal primarily with techniques for reducing the opening and end-game to manageable proportions. The mid-game remains as a difficult problem. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE