The Game of Logic

by Lewis Carroll


Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1886
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Source: Carroll, Lewis. (1886). The Game of Logic.
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 11.0
  • Word Count: 173
  • Genre: Informational
  • Keywords: logic, mathematics
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"There foam'd rebellious Logic, gagg'd and bound."

This Game requires nine Counters—four of one colour and five of
another: say four red and five grey.

Besides the nine Counters, it also requires one Player, AT LEAST.
I am not aware of any Game that can be played with LESS than this
number: while there are several that require MORE: take Cricket,
for instance, which requires twenty-two. How much easier it is,
when you want to play a Game, to find ONE Player than twenty-two.
At the same time, though one Player is enough, a good deal more
amusement may be got by two working at it together, and correcting
each other's mistakes.

A second advantage, possessed by this Game, is that, besides being
an endless source of amusement (the number of arguments, that may
be worked by it, being infinite), it will give the Players a little
instruction as well. But is there any great harm in THAT, so long
as you get plenty of amusement?