28 Nov '13, 2pm

The Game of NIM

The Game of NIM

[Greg] has been fascinated with the Game of NIM ever since he was a freshman in highschool. Recently he remembered it and decided to try his hand at making an AI version to play , written using Visual Basic. If you’re not familiar with the game, it’s fairly simple . Each row of lights represents a certain type of object. The players make take as many objects from any one row, per turn. The player with the last object loses. Now, as you can imagine, writing an AI into a game can be a rather challenging ordeal. [Greg's] first attempt was to use a memory structure that captures every possible move. There’s only 15 moves, and 1 to 7 lights, and the options decrease as the game goes on so… That can’t be too bad, right? Upon running his freshly written code he got an out-of-memory error. Not just any out-of-memory error either, over an Exabyte of memory was needed! Whoops. He ev...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/11/28/the-game-of-nim/

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