Albert, Michael H.; Nowakowski, Richard J.; Wolfe, David. Lessons in Play: An Introduction to Combinatorial Game Theory. Wellesley, MA: AK Peters, 2007. xv, 288 pp. Table of contents.
Browne, Cameron. Connection Games: Variations on a Theme. Wellesley, MA: A K Peters, 2005. xi, 402 pp. Book review: E-STREAMS Vol. 9, No. 2 - February 2006.
Gardner, Martin. The Colossal Book of Mathematics: Classic Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Problems: Number Theory, Algebra, Geometry, Probability, Topology, Game Theory, Infinity, and Other Topics of Recreational Mathematics. New York: Norton, 2001.
Gardner, Martin. The Colossal Book of Short Puzzles and Problems: Combinatorics, Probability, Algebra, Geometry, Topology, Chess, Logic, Cryptarithms, Wordplay, Physics and Other Topics of Recreational Mathematics; edited by Dana Richards. New York: Norton, 2006.
Hearn, Robert A.; Demaine, Hearn, Erik D. Games, Puzzles, and Computation. Wellesley, MA: A K Peters, Ltd., 2009.
Hess, Dick. The Population Explosion and Other Mathematical Puzzles. New Jersey: World Scientific, 2016.
Levitin, Anany & Maria. Algorithmic Puzzles. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Shasha, Dennis E. Puzzling Adventures: Tales of Strategy, Logic, and Mathematical Skill. New York: W.W. Norton, 2005.
Winkler, Peter. Mathematical Mind-Benders. Wellesley, MA: AK Peters, 2007.
Winkler, Peter. Mathematical Puzzles: A Connoisseur’s Collection. Natick, MA: AK Peters, 2004.
Books recommended by Dana Richards, George Mason University, from talk on “Algorithmic Puzzles and Martin Gardner,” November 1, 2016, at event “MAA Celebration of Mind Lecture and Hands-On Puzzles,” organized by Mathematical Association of America, Washington DC.
(List compiled by R. Dumain)
Noteworthy Books on Board Games & Related Games & Recreations
Games & Related Games & Recreations: Web Guide
to Martin Gardner
(October 21, 1914 - May 22, 2010)
Games: Counting Systems and the Relationship between Numbers and the Real World
by Martin Gardner
[Excerpt including acknowledgments for solutions to Bakers Solitaire problem]
Nabokov: Science Fiction, Artificial Languages, Ars Combinatoria, Narrative
Structure, Martin Gardner, Play:
An Arbitrary Bibliography
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