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November 26th, 1999

[11:00 AM] Spend Your Holiday Weekend Playing Quarters For Free!

Sperling Software has just released a new freeware strategy game called "Quarters". Accoring to Sperling Software:

The original Quarters game deals with the selection of coins from three piles of coins. Each player selects coins in turn and the person left with a single coin to choose loses!

I learned this game several years ago and finally turned it into a program. The program has elements of artificial intelligence and follows a "rule-based" AI algorithm. In other words, it plays as I do -- except it doesn't make mistakes. I think that you'll find it hard to beat!

After learning the rules, the beauty of the game is that it can be played anywhere with twelve coins. However, the strategy of winning the game is complex, but follows some veryyou can't, however, I can provide the solution. Please see details under "The Secret" button.

In any event, it's an intriguing game! I've enjoyed it for years, as I hope you will.

Quarters is downloadable freeware (235k).

Sperling Software

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