3 numbers to add up to 15 game

So during the Anti-Super Bowl party, Guy brought up an interesting game. Let’s say this game exists (no one really plays this game and I’ll explain why later). The game works like this. There are 2 players. Player 1 chooses a number between 1 and 9. Player 2 then chooses a number between 1 and 9, but not any number that has already been picked. This goes back and forth till either player has any 3 numbers that can add up to 15. If all 9 numbers are used and neither player can add up to 15 with 3 numbers in their set, it’s a tie.

Is there a winning path? Does the 1st player always have the advantage since he gets 1 extra number? I’ll let you think about this for a bit and if you’re ready to learn more about the game, open the spoilers.

Spoilers: (Show)


Random Crap:

Made several updates to my previous posts:

  1. Added a new all 3D CG scenes video to Final Fantasy VII – Dirge of Cerberus.
  2. Corrected who the artists of The Internet Is For Porn were.

Did you know that Dead or Alive‘s Hayabusa was taken from Ninja Gaiden? Ninja Gaiden dates back to 1988 back on the NES and I actually owned Ninja Gaiden 3 on the SNES. I had no idea that the ninja in Ninja Gaiden was called Hayabusa, but Cari showed me a picture today and she was saying how he was from Ninja Gaiden and then saying he was from Dead or Alive. I asked her to clarify which game he was from, but apparently he’s from both!

kirby-ful color
Kirby-ful Color (Oil Painting) (from Cari)
Taken from Into The Pixel 2005

The Cubes (from Skylancer) – Hilarious site selling products with the effects of Dilbert and Office Space.
Corporate Protester (Personnel File)
Job Title Generator – (Personnel File)

Runaway Cars Tagged to Stop Chases (from /.) – Car chases, a staple on cable news channels, often end in deadly outcomes. Last year alone, there were more than 600 pursuits in Los Angeles and more than 100,000 nationwide. That’s like almost 2 chases / day in LA. Sigh…

Whisky PC (from /.) – I already had a powerful computer setup so I wanted something more quiet, small and low power consumptioning to function as a basic home server. I love to tinker with hardware etc. so I wanted to make something quite unique for a case. I have seen many nice and creative cases before but none of them were made out of a bottle. In November I bought an industrial 3.5″ SBC board (with Socket370). For the project I selected a 1.5 litre Ballantine’s bottle for case. That was the proper size and shape for the task at hand. Pretty cool how they were able to fit all the PC parts into a whiskey bottle. Sort of reminds me of the mod that made it looked like 3 volumes of an encyclopedia.

Brokeback to the Future (YouTube mirror / Putfile mirror) (direct download) – Hilarious parody taking Back to the Future scenes out of context and mixing it with Brokeback Mountain soundtrack. Brokeback Mountain the movie just never appealed to me as something enjoyable to watch, but I’ve got to say, the soundtrack from the trailer is pretty amazing. This parody was released by Chocolate Cake City.

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