Newsgroups:sci.mathFrom:jennifer@math.orst.edu (Jennifer Playdon)Subject:Game Theory: ZigzagOrganization:Oregon State University Math DepartmentDate:Mon, 3 Aug 1992 22:40:36 GMT

I would like to know if any research has been done on the game of zigzag as described in Brian Bolt's The Amazing Mathematical Amusement Arcade. Here is his description: Use a 7 x 7 or 9 x 9 square array of dots. Start at the centre dot, S. The first player draws an arrow either across or up and down to the nearest dot. The second player follows with an arrow to form a continuous path. The players move alternately. The object is to form a path from S to the home base (A for the first player, B for the second player) without visiting any point more than once. The first player to home base wins. A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B. Please email any useful references, comments, or information to me at: jennifer@math.orst.edu until August 13 j_playdon@unhh.unh.edu anytime Thanks, Jennifer