Most two person games are finite; for example, chess has rules that don't allow an infinite game, and tic-tac-toe obviously ends after at most 9 plays.
Let's define a new two person game: the "Metagame". The first player first picks any two person finite game (e.g., chess or tic-tac-toe). Then, the second player sets up the board (or whatever is needed) and makes the first move in that game, and the Metagame winner will be whoever wins that game.
The question: is Metagame finite or infinite?
Metagame is finite only as "unplayeable" in Metagame (as non part of Metagame). If player 1 choose it, player 2 can't move to choose some game. For me, player 1 wins.
Edited on April 13, 2005, 8:18 am
Edited on April 13, 2005, 2:13 pm
Posted by armando
on 2005-04-13 07:57:17