Swindle & Cheat
Swindle & Cheat
A Collection of Nontransitive Games
written by Karl Fulves
1991
Work of Karl Fulves
72 pages (Spiralbound), Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt
Language: English
(31 entries)
Data entered by Denis Behr.
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Martin Gardner Introduction 1
Karl Fulves Preface 2
Karl Fulves Sporting Events chapter intro 3
Karl Fulves Spot Check 4 dice, performer always wins 4
Karl Fulves Rapid Transitive 6 dice, performer wins 5
Karl Fulves Tri Color 6 dice, performer and spectator each take 2, performer wins 6
Karl Fulves Shareholder 6 dice, performer against two spectators, performer wins 6
Karl Fulves Dominant Dice second phase for previous dice game 7
Karl Fulves A Penny Saved coin layout, game with die, performer wins 8
Karl Fulves High Stebbins (A) spectator cuts packet and takes top card, performer next, high card wins
(B) high card wins with 12 card packet, 3 cards each, performer has better odds
(C) high card wins variation with better odds for performer
(D) high card wins combined with faro shuffle to shift odds to 1st or 2nd player
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Karl Fulves Alien Dice nontransitive dice principle with only 2 dice 14
Karl Fulves Digit Detective 2 spectators play "high card wins" with a packet, performer divines card value that was added previously 15
Karl Fulves Post Position horse race on paper 16
Karl Fulves Paper Hanger stack of bills is cut, game with top bills, performer has better chances 19
Karl Fulves The Cheshire Cat chips and cups are used for game in which performer has better chances 20
Karl Fulves Crossroader poker chips chosen from two cups, high number wins, audience decides who wins in the long run 23
Sam Schwartz High Dice set of 3 nontransitive dice 24
Karl Fulves Square Numbers columns and rows in magic square as nontransitive set with special properties, applied to chips game
- The Basic Squares
- Alien Numbers
- Twofer
- Advantage Player
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Karl Fulves Games Without Numbers chapter intro, Scissors-Rock-Paper 25
Karl Fulves Paper Race 4 papers sticking out underneath cover, whoever choses the paper that is on top of the other's choice when cover is removed wins 34
Karl Fulves Chain Reaction endless chain as game between two participants 35
Karl Fulves Short Straw percentage game with 3 straws in 3 cups each 38
Karl Fulves Playing The Slots box with 4 slots, performer and spectator chose one, more money comes out of performer's slot 39
Karl Fulves Threesome percentage game with chips in cups 41
Karl Fulves The Right Bettor percentage game with picture cards of animals 42
Karl Fulves Road Race 43
Karl Fulves Code Nine nontransitive game with cut-in-half tickets that have half numbers on them see also "Mentalism by Design" (J.G. Thompson, Sixth Folio, p. 501) 46
Philip T. Goldstein Jan-Ken-Ponder rock-paper-scissors variant with coins or chips 48
Dr. A. K. Austin Pathways nontransitive game with cards that have a maze-like path on them 49
Karl Fulves Markers ideas related to nontransitive games
- Simple Sets (Dualities, Royal Family)
- Unequal Sets
- A Nontransitive Pyramid
- Flat Dice
- Parity Dice (4 Thru 9 Dice, 2 Thru 10 Dice, 1 Thru 12 Dice, 36 Number Dice)
- House Dice
- High Percentage Games
- 3 Blind Dice
- Little Bingo
- Odds On
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Karl Fulves Bibliography Nontransivity in print 71