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# A Game You Can Always Win

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The 100 game was created by the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson — who you may know for writing Alice In Wonderland under the pen name Lewis Carroll.

Carroll’s Oxford students were amazed. On February 5, 1856 he wrote in his diary: “… the trick of counting alternately up to 100, neither putting on more than 10 to the last number named, astonished them not a little.”

The Universe in a Handkerchief: Lewis Carroll’s Mathematical Recreations, Games, Puzzles, and Word Plays, by Martin Gardiner

The Diaries of Lewis Carroll Volume I

Arithmetical Croquet

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1. lungkoy gallo says:

Lest play k
1 100 boom am the winner

2. Fun Tamilan All Rounder says:

It's easier than this pin if you can
First tell
1 next make
12 next make
23 next make
34 ( just eleven more than last number)
45 next make it
56 next make
67next
78 next
89 next
100 😏😏😏😏

3. Lukekul says:

Now we need a game you can never win

4. Eeh says:

1:17 Ah wait your countering there number to go to 11 like 8 + 3 = 11. 2+9=11. 4+7=11. Was I right?

5. Eeh says:

2:15 Ah see told yah

6. Bucket Boi says:

WHERE DID MICHEAL GO

7. Ryler says:

Saucecribe to Vsauce2!!!!1!

8. The Topaz Pikachu says:

The match game is pretty dangerous if you are playing with an arsonist 😂

9. viktorija spasova says:

The whole video: if you start first you win

10. Nicholas Isabelle says:

I feel like it’s just based off of who goes first cause what if you make it so every time the person goes he’s on a 9. For example like 9 or 19 and so on, eventually he’ll be at 89 and he won’t be able to get to 100 w a 10 only 99

11. Mohammed ED-DAHBI says:

Unless the other guy starts, and they pick 1 as first number and they happen to pick all the next numbers so that the sum of them and each of your numbers is 11

12. MyGuyMono says:

13. MegaGamer22 says:

Dino Pianito:

14. breine iden's system says:

19877777776666652555544344343535355353553536363636366362626363636363626772736363654455454545455556666666661666666662666663654647488r848499999999988

15. love cats for life says:

5

16. ツ ιτz_sορhια ツ says:

Hmmmmm

17. Mike Seal says:

Why does YouTube keep automatically translating (very poorly, I must say) the title of videos? I never asked it to, I do not need it and it does not help!
Anyways, great video as always

18. Hartik Salaria says:

Came here after not been able to solve similar kind of optimal strategy game problem (game of nim) in a competitive programming contest.

19. Milka K says:

We played that match game in school once and I early on realized that there was a pattern to leave the other person with 5 matches. And then I managed to win every round.

20. XyanGJ says:

“i guess ill just play with myself”
kinda sus vsauce ngl

21. Ayo Isaiah says:

This is the game people should've used in mrbeasts squid game

What if he said
"I win every time because I'm literally playing against me…."

23. Preet Patel says:

Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior ✝️❤️

24. Summer Nugget says:

and NO ONE noticed the glass skull in the background

25. Yoyu Kyle says:

can i just say 100 at the start
or you could say 100 at the start

26. just something says:

Uh

27. YOU CANT ESCAPE.. says:

9

28. TheIncorrectGuy says:

I just played the 20 match game. He went first, but I won.

29. EPC69 says:

Vsus

30. panda5122 says:

Never in my 30+ years or life have I had a need to play a game like this.

31. Higgs Phoenix says:

I would like to know what would happen if two people use the same method?

32. X4R80 CoDM says:

33. Hudson Davies says:

So what happens if two people watch this video and play against each other?

34. Jaren Scott says:

Im watching this video while he is as 4.44 million subs

35. Samantha Daugherty says:

What if they use your strategy

36. /Its R6 says:

6:42 get it Match up because the they are playing a game with ma- nvm ima just go

37. Brandonbombplays says:

You can do this with tic tax toe, if you always go first.

First, you go in the middle.

Then, if they go into a corner space, you pick one which is one corner space away.
For example, if they go top left, you can go bottom left or top right, and if they pick top right, you can go top left or bottom right.

Then, they are forced to block you, since otherwise you can just win with the diagonal. Once they do this,you can just go 4 spaces clockwise from their original move, and you have 2 possible winning spaces, which they can only block one of.

However, if they first go into a side middle space, you can go 2 spaces clockwise or counterclockwise and force the enemy to block your sideways winning condition. Then, you just go one below your previous move, and have 2 winning conditions.

39. mike zilberbrand says:

Let's play till 99. Same rules. You start.

40. BINGUS says:

you're copying micheal in the itro
naughty naughty

41. Peter and luna says:

👿

42. Ethan Forsyth says:

…—…

43. Stazner says:

It worked! I won and my sister is mad

I can beat u in this game
Even in you start first by 1
My turn will be 2nd still I will win

I’m about to prove you wrong

This could be the game you cannot win because one could win always while the other never wins

47. Blixo says:

What if both players use this technique

48. Eee EA says:

Nice brain move

49. drwillfulneglect says:

tl;dr
digit game always make your numbers' digits have the 2 digits(ill say n for tens digit and x for ones) use this formula

x=n+1
so examples are : 23 34 45 56 etc

matches game: leave your opponent with (multiple of 4) + 1

50. Kris Janarthanan says:

2 people use this strategy whoever says the first number wins