Mathematical Games was the title of a long-running column on the subject by Martin Gardner in Scientific American. He inspired several new generations of mathematicians and scientists through his interest in mathematical recreations. Mathematical Games was succeeded by Metamagical Themas, a similarly distinguished but shorter-running column by Douglas Hofstadter.
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2 Playing games with mathematics
3 Specific mathematical games
4 External links and references
Mathematics of games
This can be a more serious subject than the name belies. It can include the statistical analysis of card games such as Poker, Bridge or Ambition to understand and improve play techniques.
The foremost popularizers of recreational mathematics in recent years have been
Other games and pastimes of non-trivial mathematical interest: