Categorical Game

A game in which no draw is possible.

Steinhaus (1999, p. 16) stated that all categorical games are unfair, but this is incorrect. For example, the game "Odds or Evens" pits player O against player E. Each puts out some fingers, and O wins if the total number of fingers is odd. Odds or Evens has no draws, but it is fair.

See also

Draw, Game, Unfair Game

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Steinhaus, H. Mathematical Snapshots, 3rd ed. New York: Dover, p. 16 1999.

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