In article <> in rec.puzzles, Sumit Kapur <> wrote:

This is a simple game that my roomate told me of and that we are still wondering about. The game has two players, A and B, and goes as follows:

Two questions:

  1. What is the optimal strategy, if one exists.
  2. What is player A's edge? 2) is easily answered once 1) has been.
It seems to us that player A must have an advantage, because the simple algorithm of "always tell the truth" generates an even game, and there are obvious improvements that could be made.

Sumit Kapur

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