The game of nim appearing in Alain Resnais' film *Last Year at Marienbad* (*L'année dernière à Marienbad*,
1961). In Marienbad, two players alternately draw counters from one of four nim-heaps
formed by 1, 3, 5 and 7 counters. The player making the last move is the loser. Since
the nim-value of this game is zero, the second player
can always win, which makes Marienbad a distinctly unfair
game.

# Marienbad

## See also

Fair Game, Nim, Nim-Heap, Nim-Value, Unfair Game
*This entry contributed by Margherita
Barile*

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## References

Eveilleau, T. "Le jeu de Marienbad." http://perso.wanadoo.fr/therese.eveilleau/pages/jeux_mat/indexF.htm.## Referenced on Wolfram|Alpha

Marienbad## Cite this as:

Barile, Margherita. "Marienbad." From *MathWorld*--A Wolfram Web Resource, created by Eric
W. Weisstein. https://mathworld.wolfram.com/Marienbad.html