23 entries in Games / Nim
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
C. H. Wilson The Thirty-one Game Trick No. 2
1877 22
Joseph K. Schmidt The Old Match Game two versions of game of NIM, using thirteen matches
Nov. 1946 269
George G. Kaplan, Dai Vernon, Al Baker The Game of "Thirty-One" Played with a Die
1948 275
Harold J. Kelly Match Monte fifteen matches in three row, variation on game of NIM, see p. 566 for notes by Fitch Cheney
June 1949 549
Betting on a Sure Thing Game of NIM with some rows of cards
1949 18
Paul Rosini A Sure Thing
1950 41
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Thirty-One Trick No. 350, reference to Phoenix made, probably erroneous and it wasn't published there, see reference perhaps
Related to
  • "Doctor Daley's Thirty-One" (Dr. Jacob Daley, The Conjurors' Magazine, Vol. 1 No. 2&3, Mar. & Apr. 1945)
1972 98
Nick Trost The Trick of Thirty-One gambling game with Aces, Twos, ... Sixes, with winning strategy
1975 6
Fred Lowe, Der 31-Kartentrick NIM/"The Game of 31" with cards
Aug. 1980
Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 2)
Karl Fulves Nim "Penny Papers", on the game of Nim
1985 120
Piet Hein Tax Tix "Penny Papers", variation of game Nim
Related to 1985 122
Peter Wilker, Dr. Jacob Daley, Wolfgang Rohde, Robert E. Neale ... und das verfluchte Würfelspiel on the game of 31 / NIM, adding numbers from die, person who surpasses 31 loses the game
  • Das Einunddreissiger-Spiel
  • Was hat der Zauberer davon?
  • Eine Fundamental neue Idee
  • Das Rohde-System
  • Vom Würfel zur Karten
  • Von Karten zu Würfeln
  • Anhang: Die Schlüsselzahlen beim Würfelspiel
Related to
  • Ken de Courcy's "The Australian Gambling Game of 31"
  • Robert Neale's "Six Card Swindle" 1985.
Magische Blätter (Vol. 2 No. 5)
Karl Fulves Merger Nim game alternative
  • Playing Strategy
Related to 1992
Swindle Sheet (Issue 10)
Karl Fulves Merger Analysis Nim game alternative
Related to 1992 6
Bob Farmer Game, Set and Match
  • Flim-Flam
whoever takes the last match wins
Nov. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Bob Farmer Napoleon Meets His Watermelon nim with three rows of cards
July 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 11)
Ellis Stanyon "Thirty-one" (Simple Version) No. 12, "A Cardsharp's Trick", game in which cards are drawn alternately and the sum of the values cannot exceed thirty-one
Related toVariations 1999 63
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note version of the game with paper-clipped pairs, another version without a system given posed as problem
Inspired by 1999 64
Ellis Stanyon "Thirty-one" No. 45, "A Cardsharp's Trick", more elaborate version
Related to 1999 80
Bob Farmer, Robin W. Dawes Y2 Kon
  • Flim-Flam
moving bills on calendar, whoever lands on Dec. 31, 1999, wins
Variations May 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 9)
Bob Farmer, Robin W. Dawes Y2 Con Backards
  • Flim-Flam
moving bills on calendar
Inspired by June 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 10)
Bob Farmer The Game of 31 dice game in which a die is turned and thirty-one must be reached
Oct. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 2)
Tomas Blomberg 16 Card Swindle version of NIM/"The Game of 31"
2014 321