Queen reflections - a modification of Wythoff Nim

Rust, Dan and Fokkink, Robbert (2022). Queen reflections - a modification of Wythoff Nim. International Journal of Game Theory (In Press).

Abstract

Wythoff Nim is a classical combinatorial game of queen moves on a chessboard. There are many ways to describe its P-positions (safe positions to move to). One way is to code them by the Fibonacci word 010010100100101..., which is the unique fixed point of the substitution of 0 by 01, and of 1 by 0. The coordinates of the n-th P-position are encoded by the location of the n-th zero and the n-th one in the Fibonacci word. We show that a minor modification of the rules of Wythoff Nim leads to a game with P-positions that are coded by 010010010010100100 ... This word can be derived by deleting all 2’s from the Tribonacci word, which is the unique fixed point of the substitution of 0 by 01, of 1 by 02, and of 2 by 0.

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