A game for budding knot theorists

Thanks to Sam Shah for introducing me to this fascinating online game: Entanglement. The rules are simple. You are given hexagonal tiles, one at a time, each adorned with six short segments of rope. Use them to construct the longest possible knot (measured in segments) before running into a wall. ¬†Entanglement is fun and addicting!…

Playing the probabilities in Settlers of Catan

One of my favorite board games is Settlers of Catan. I encourage all of you to check it out. It is a great game because it is a combination of luck and strategy and it is different each time you play. I’ve been on a big Settlers kick lately, because I’ve downloaded a version for…