Lessons in Play: An Introduction to Combinatorial Game Theory, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Michael H. Albert, Richard J. Nowakowski, David Wolfe

A K Peters/CRC Press
Published April 22, 2019
Textbook - 329 Pages - 148 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482243031 - CAT# K23414

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This second edition of Lessons in Play reorganizes the presentation of the popular original text in combinatorial game theory to make it even more widely accessible. Starting with a focus on the essential concepts and applications, it then moves on to more technical material. Still written in a textbook style with supporting evidence and proofs, the authors add many more exercises and examples and implement a two-step approach for some aspects of the material involving an initial introduction, examples, and basic results to be followed later by more detail and abstract results.


  • Employs a widely accessible style to the explanation of combinatorial game theory
  • Contains multiple case studies
  • Expands further directions and applications of the field
  • Includes a complete rewrite of CGSuite material


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