CBS Survivor Game
Here is a well-defined strategy game played out in CBS’s Survivor in Thailand.
There are 21 flags planted in the field between two ‘tribes’ – Chuay Gahn and Sook Jai. Each tribe takes turns removing flags. Each tribe at its turn can choose to remove 1 or 2 or 3 flags. The team to take the last flag, whether standing alone or part of a group of 2 or 3 flags, wins the game.
The first tribe – Sook Jai – chose to remove 2 flags. Was this the right move?
During the discussion within one of the teams, Ted Rogers – an African American software developer, said:
At the end, we must leave them with four flags.