Sowing games

In Games of No Chance, Richard J. Nowakowski, editor, pages 287-297.
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Publications 29, Cambridge University Press, 1996.
At the Workshop [on Combinatorial Games at MSRI], John Conway and Richard Guy proposed the class of "sowing games", loosely based on the ancient African games Mancala and Wari, as an object of study in combinatorial game theory. This paper presents an initial investigation into two simple sowing games, Sowing and Atomic Wari.

The first entry in Table 1 (shown above) should read "2111 = 1/2". The correct value of 211 is *. [Thanks to Deborah Nelson for catching this.]

Publications - Jeff Erickson ( 15 Nov 1999