hist-games: Freq. Asked Questions -- Part II

Robert Beaulieu robert.beaulieu at sympatico.ca
Tue Oct 21 10:22:30 PDT 1997

David KUIJT wrote:
> I like your classification below (proximity/knockdown).
> This discussion also points out a problem area -- I recall at least one
> example (Strutt?  I'll try to check) where two players were rolling bowls
> (balls) at a single pin.  Now with multiple pins we can be reasonably
> certain that the objective was to knock them over.  With multiple balls
> aiming at a single smaller ball it is fairly clear that the objective is
> proximity.  But when two players have one ball each and are rolling at a
> single pin it is harder to say -- the objective could equally well have
> been proximity, rather than knockdown.  Or it might even have been both: a
> reasonable game could be constructed where the winner is the one closest
> to the pin, and knocking down the pin constitutes an instant win.

	Or an instant lost!!!

		Lord Robert de QuelQuePart

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