It begins with an enticing offer of chocolate.
There’s a hint of danger. (Some of the chocolate is poisoned!)
Then the jaw-dropping—and perhaps salivation-inducing—prospect of a bar of chocolate that extends to infinity in all directions.
So Andrew MacLaughlin and Alex Meadows suck the reader into their paper in the September issue of The College Mathematics Journal.
Titled “Chomp in Disguise,” the seven-pager is about MacLaughlin and Meadows “having fun attempting to generalize Chomp,” a combinatorial board game for two players in which the board is a bar of chocolate.
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About the September College Mathematics Journal
The September issue of The College Mathematics Journal is a full-color compendium of papers about the mathematics of games, from Set and mancala to Chomp and Boggle. Learn to navigate a triangular honeycomb chessboard; ponder the necessity of stupid dice; or contemplate the jaw-dropping—and perhaps salivation-inducing—prospect of a bar of chocolate that extends to infinity in all directions. Order your copy today!