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 November 30th, 2017, 06:48 AM #1 Senior Member   Joined: Nov 2011 Posts: 222 Thanks: 2 Gambling History What is the history of gambling? What is the oldest game of gambling? And what is [for this forum] the mathematical game [except gambling] that was the first? Thank for responding for me to this post!!! You are welcome!!! Last edited by skipjack; December 1st, 2017 at 01:01 PM.
 December 1st, 2017, 11:54 AM #2 Math Team   Joined: Jan 2015 From: Alabama Posts: 3,261 Thanks: 894 It is, of course, impossible to say what was the first gambling game but it is likely to have involved rolling small bones and betting on how they wind up. What, exactly, do you mean by "mathematical game"? What makes a game "mathematical"?
 December 1st, 2017, 03:29 PM #3 Senior Member   Joined: Nov 2011 Posts: 222 Thanks: 2 I think like Soduko
 December 1st, 2017, 09:50 PM #4 Senior Member   Joined: Nov 2011 Posts: 222 Thanks: 2 I ask it in another way: Is there a mathematical "game" [or something that can be call a game] before the Sudoku? Last edited by skipjack; December 2nd, 2017 at 08:51 PM.
 December 2nd, 2017, 07:37 AM #5 Senior Member   Joined: Nov 2011 Posts: 222 Thanks: 2 mathematical game = what the historians call a game that involve mathematics? If I think on it, the abacus is the one that I can called a "mathematical game" in some condition, not? Last edited by skipjack; December 2nd, 2017 at 08:48 PM.
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 Originally Posted by shaharhada I ask it in another way: Is there a mathematical "game" [or something that can be call a game] before the Sudoku?
X and O !!!

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December 2nd, 2017, 08:23 PM   #7
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 Originally Posted by Denis X and O !!!
Isn't it O and X!

 December 2nd, 2017, 08:27 PM #8 Global Moderator     Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada - The Forest City Posts: 7,842 Thanks: 1068 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond I'm familiar with "X's and O's" which is a logic game, as is Sudoku.

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