Abalone Academy

January 22, 2017

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“Wer von Geometrie nichts versteht, hat hier keinen Zutritt.”

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“Let none but geometers enter here.”

(Motto over the entrance to Plato’s Academy)

Plato, Greek philosopher (428/427 BCE – 348/347 BCE)

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1 marble (black): a point
2 marbles (black): a line
3 marbles (white): an equilateral triangle
4 marbles (white): a rhombus
5 marble (black): a trapezoid
6 marble (black): a rhomboid
7 marbles (white): a regular hexagon

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All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

Mission: impossible?

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YOUR TARGET :

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YOUR MISSION :

"Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be as follows: you play Black, and your opponent threatens to eject two of your marbles, enough to actually win the game. But fortunately it's your turn to play, and you have 30 seconds to brainstorm and to win by score. If you fail, the Abalonian Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions."

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