Algorithmic Puzzles: Selected Bibliography

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

Board Games & Related Games & Recreations: Web Guide

Homage to Martin Gardner
(October 21, 1914 - May 22, 2010)

Mathematical Games: Counting Systems and the Relationship between Numbers and the Real World
by Martin Gardner
[Excerpt including acknowledgments for solutions to Baker’s Solitaire problem]

Vladimir Nabokov: Science Fiction, Artificial Languages, Ars Combinatoria, Narrative Structure, Martin Gardner, Play:
An Arbitrary Bibliography

Martin Gardner, Mathematical Games, & the Fourth Dimension
(web guide & bibliography)

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