|Two-handed Bulgarian Solitaire|
|Inventor: Tim Bancroft, 2004|
Two-handed Bulgarian Solitaire was invented in 2004 by Tim Bancroft, a senior mathematics major at Augsburg College, Minneapolis (Minnesota), USA. He has studied under the direction of research advisor Prof. Su Dorée. The game was presented at the AMS/MAA Joint meetings in Phoenix, Arizona, January 2004. It grew out of a puzzle from Discrete Mathematical Structures class. The game, using reverse sowing, is a two-person variant of Bulgarian Solitaire.
The game is played with coins arranged in piles. Each player owns a separate group of piles.
At each turn a player removes the top coin from each pile, possibly eliminating piles.
Then he gives that collected pile of coins to the other player.
The game ends when a previously encountered arrangement is repeated.
- Dorée, S.
- Previous Focus on Student Research. Augsburg College, Department of Mathematics, Minneapolis (USA) 2004.