## Nim
^{1} The first Nim-playing computer, the Nimatron, a one-ton behemoth, was built in 1940 by the Westinghouse Electrical Corporation and was exhibited at the New York Worlds Fair. It played 100,000 games against spectators and attendants, and won an impressive 90% of the time; most of its loses came at the hands of attendants who were instructed to reassure incredulous onlookers that the machine could be beaten! In 1951 a Nim-playing robot, the Nimrod, was shown at the Festival of Britain, and later at the Berlin trade fair. It was so popular that spectators entirely ignored a bar at the other end of the room where free drinks were being offered. Eventually the local police had to be called in to control the crowds. ## References- Bouton, Charles L. "Nim, a Game with a Complete Mathematical Theory."
*Annals of Mathematics*, Series 2. 3: 35-39, (1901-1902). - Gardner, M.
*Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions*. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.
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