Darkfish games

games  •  nim skulls  •  instructions

Nim is an ancient game. There are a number of variations and you can play it with bones, skulls, or anything else you happen to have lying around the house.
Yes, well. It’s a bit macabre.
Who moves first?
You do.
How do I play?
You pick up one, two, or three skulls at a turn (click on a skull to pick it). Press the “rest” button when you’re done with your turn.
How do I win?
The winner (in this variation) is the player that forces the other player to pick up the last skull. I.e., if you pick up the last skull, you lose.
Does the computer always win?
Nim is fairly deterministic—its actually more of a puzzle than a game. Once you’ve solved the puzzle, you can win every time.
But what’s the answer?
Here’s a clue.