Mathematical Games was the title of a longrunning column on the subject by Martin Gardner in Scientific American. He inspired several new generations of mathematicians and scientists through his interest in mathematical recreations. Mathematical Games was succeeded by Metamagical Themas, a similarly distinguished but shorterrunning column by Douglas Hofstadter.
Mathematics of games This can be a more serious subject than the name belies. It can include the statistical analysis of card games such as poker or bridge to understand and improve play techniques.
Playing games with mathematics
The foremost popularizers of recreational mathematics in recent years have been
Other figures in recreational mathematics history have included:
Specific mathematical games
Other games and pastimes of nontrivial mathematical interest:
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