# Questions tagged [strategy]

A puzzle whose solution is a methodological plan of action for realizing a specific goal.

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### Quantum tic tac toe strategy

Most of us learn tic tac toe early in our life. Also, it is easy to find an optimal strategy for playing. How about Quantum tic tac toe? What is the optimal strategy for playing it? Rules On a ...
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### A Glutton and a Split Check

N, T, A, B are arbitrary constants in this problem. I have only definitively solved the N=1 subproblem, so, if the general problem cannot be solved, I will be satisfied to mark as accepted a solution ...
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### Avalon's rock-paper-scissors

This puzzle is a symmetrical version of Three-player Avalon (transmitting private knowledge over a public channel). I came across this version (for which I think I have a solution) while looking for ...
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### The Jumbled Jaunts of Jormungandr

Jormungandr, the Snakebot of Doom has left New York. The world's armies and air forces have been decimated and cannot stop it. It has moved on from New York, and has flattened the following North ...
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### By what rules are they changing the switch?

First of all, I don't know the answer to this question; I have some ideas, but nothing rigorous. Apologies if it's not on-topic. I have solved the puzzle now. Suppose there is a light switch in a room....
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### Police and Thieves

I played this game when I was young, but cannot find it online. It is played on a checkers board (e.g. the black squares of a chess board) between two players P and T. The game goes as follows: P ...
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### Flashlight and 6 batteries

In front of you are 6 batteries and a flashlight. You know that 4 out of the 6 batteries are fully charged, and 2 out of the 6 batteries are empty, but you don't know which ones are charged and which ...
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### Strategies better than brute force for solid-color areas of a jigsaw puzzle, where the pieces have the same general shape?

I have a jigsaw puzzle that I've been working on for a while where I have somewhat stalled out because the remaining pieces/areas are all solid black (or if there are color variations between them, ...
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### Strategy for solving "Hypatian Enigma" puzzle (all lines add to 38)

The "Hypatian Enigma" puzzle consists of 19 hexagonal blocks numbered 1 through 19. The blocks are arranged in 5 rows. The first and last rows have 3 blocks, the second and fourth row has 4 ...
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### How do you force a win in 4x4x4 TicTacToe

I have read in the wikipedia page of TicTacToe that it is possible for the first player to force a win in a 4x4x4 board. I tried to find a strategy on how to do it online but failed. So, how do you ...
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