A probablistic analysis of the Game of the Goose

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We analyse the traditional board game the Game of the Goose. We are particularly interested in the probability of the different players to win. We show that we can determine these probabilities for up to six players. Our original motivation to investigate this game came from progress in stochastic process theories which prompted us to ask ourselves whether those methods are capable of dealing with well known probabilistic games. As these games have large state spaces, this is not trivial. As a side effect we found that common wisdom about this game is not true.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherTechnische Universiteit Eindhoven
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameComputer science reports
ISSN (Print)0926-4515


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