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 on: June 03, 2017, 06:40:08 am 
Started by scooter1101980 - Last post by nicolaasje
i was a good friend of alex randolph, the inventor of twixt and hundreds of other games - but on hid tomb in venice it reads - alex randolph, the inventor of twixt........

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 on: May 30, 2017, 02:26:14 am 
Started by scooter1101980 - Last post by TheGroom
I actually only just barely learned TWIXT the summer of 2014 while deployed with the USAF.  Another Airman introduced me to the website gamesbyemail.com.  We tried most of the games on that site and enjoyed most of the chess variations.  One day we tried out TWIXT and were hooked.  We probably played 3-5 games a day for months, or so it felt.  Only the two of us gained interest in TWIXT from our Squadron.  It was probably slow progression from the outside looking in, but we were evenly matched.  In our endeavors to get better, my friend found this site and grew exponentially over a short period of time.  The only way to keep up was to join this site, and how grateful I am now!  For I no longer have only 1 opponent, but many!

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 on: May 30, 2017, 02:11:19 am 
Started by Peyrol - Last post by TheGroom
if it were possible to add links like that, then the rule should be: immediately, any and all pegs that can be linked because of a line being removed should be linked, thus giving the opponent the ability to set up for a link in the event their opponent removes a link.  This would prevent a player from making 2 or more links in a single turn without the opponent being able to passively defend while not their turn.  The balance in TWIXT lies in the 1 dot / 1 link potential per turn.

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 on: May 26, 2017, 03:06:15 am 
Started by Mark - Last post by cheezburger
Hello, i'd like to see the coordinates of the board, to talk about moves with my opponents, as in the pic at the url:

http://www.red-bean.com/sgf/images/twixt-blank24.gif

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 on: April 20, 2017, 04:48:04 pm 
Started by zak - Last post by zak
For those who missed it, here is the pill puzzle as presented in the main chat box earlier:

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You have 35 numbered pills of equal size and look, only one of them, the placebo, is a bit lighter than the other 34. Find the placebo with no more than 4 weighings in a two-pan-scale.
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 on: April 20, 2017, 04:22:54 pm 
Started by zak - Last post by zak
The puzzle works both ways, but the game master has to decide which it should be (and tell the contestant) before the weighing starts.

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 on: April 18, 2017, 08:55:25 pm 
Started by zak - Last post by bob440
I think the puzzle as originally posed stated that one doesn't know whether the poison pill is lighter or heavier -- only that it is different than all the others

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 on: April 18, 2017, 02:46:39 pm 
Started by zak - Last post by zak
Since there was some critique on my solution to the pill puzzle (known from the main Chat Box), I post my solution again in the forum for better readability. I also put steps 1b and c to the end of the list of the regular 4 steps, which hopefully makes it less confusing to read. Here it is:
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Step 1: You put 5 pills aside and weigh the remaining 30, fifteen on either side of the scale. If they are level, the lighter placebo must be among the 5 pills on the table. In that case, you proceed with steps 1b and c. If one of the pans goes up, the lighter placebo must be in that pan. You put the 15 pills from the pan that went down to the other 5 pills on the table and one pill from the pan that went up seperately on the table.

Step 2: Now you spread the remaining 14 pills evenly to the two pans, now weighing 7 against 7. If they are level, the lighter placebo must be the one pill you put seperately on the table. If one of the pans goes up, the lighter placebo must be in that pan. So you discard the 7 pills from the heavy pan and put one pill from the light pan seperately on the table.

Step 3: Now you spread the remaining 6 pills evenly to the two pans, now weighing 3 against 3. If they are level, the lighter placebo must be the one pill you put seperately on the table last time. If one of the pans goes up, the lighter placebo must be in that pan. So you discard the 3 pills from the heavy pan and put one pill from the light pan seperately on the table.

Step 4: Now you spread the remaining 2 pills evenly to the two pans, now weighing 1 against 1. If they are level, the lighter placebo must be the one pill you put seperately on the table last time. If one of the pans goes up, the lighter placebo must be the one pill in that pan. BINGO in 4 steps!


Steps 1b and c: You take the 5 pills from the table, put one pill seperately back on the table and spread the remaining 4 pills evenly to the pans, now weighing 2 against 2. If they are level, the lighter placebo must be the one pill you put seperately on the table. BINGO in 2 steps! If one of the pans goes up, the lighter placebo must be in that pan. So you discard the 2 pills from the heavy pan and weigh the remaining two pills from the light pan against each other. The pill in the lighter pan must be the placebo. BINGO in 3 steps!
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I still think this is a 100% certain way to find the placebo pill in 2 steps if you are extremely lucky, in 3 steps if you are lucky and in 4 steps on a regular day ;-). One way or another, you won't need more than 4 steps, as the rule demands.

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 on: April 03, 2017, 12:19:06 pm 
Started by MistaKelch - Last post by MistaKelch
Game 1 Tournament Game Results:

Winners: Honest1Abe, Rudolphus, Mista Kelch, TheGroom
TBD: Kpuc, Henderson Hellcat


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 on: March 27, 2017, 04:22:32 pm 
Started by MistaKelch - Last post by Henderson hellcat
This was a joke. I registered to play in the tourney, but I am not in it? What the heck? I have several unfinished games because my opponents will not make a move. Who ever runs this.... I don't think they know what they are doing.

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