The board game is about to begin. And suddenly we realize that we need to decide the starting player. The dice procedure is tiresome. And we can't find our dice right now. Or any other artifact that might be useful.
What procedure can we use?
- You can use no objects apart from the players around the table (pick the player whose shape is closest to a cube shape?)
- It must be fair, i.e. a flat distribution among the players (count the number of atoms each player has in their body and the player whose number first appears as a sequence in pi gets it?)
- It must work for any number of players more than or equal to 2 (what if I'm the only player?!)
- It must be quick and easy to do (we're ready to play here!)