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Snakes and Ladders (Part 3 of 3)

Analysing the classic children's game

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To recap the analysis from our previous article, we have now shown that the advantage to Player 1 in snakes and ladders is minimal (amounting to less than 6 extra wins out of every 1,000 games). In this post we look at visualising some results, focussing in particular on the distribution of game lengths and the frequency with which . . .

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November 07, 2017

Snakes and Ladders (Part 2 of 3)

Analysing the classic children's game

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In the previous post in this series we set out the basic Python code required to simulate a single game of snakes and ladders. In order to analyse the game in more detail we will be required to simulate multiple random games so that we can look at certain properties, such as expected game lengths, the occupancy of squares, and the . . .

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October 31, 2017

Snakes and Ladders (Part 1 of 3)

Analysing the classic children's game

In this short series of three blog posts we show how easy it can be to take an everyday activity and analyse it using Python, gaining insights that might illuminate or in some cases even surprise...

Anyone who has ever played games against young children knows that they absolutely must go first, and my daughter Eva is no exception. . . .

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October 24, 2017

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