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Spot it(R) Solitaire

@article{Dietz2013SpotIS,
  title={Spot it(R) Solitaire},
  author={Donna A. Dietz},
  journal={arXiv: History and Overview},
  year={2013}
}
  • Donna A. Dietz
  • Published 26 January 2013
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: History and Overview
The game of Spot it(R) is based on an order 7 finite projective plane. This article presents a solitaire challenge: extract an order 7 affine plane and arrange those 49 cards into a square such that the symmetries of the affine and projective planes are obvious. The objective is not to simply create such a deck already in this solved position. Rather, it is to solve the inverse problem of arranging the cards of such a deck which has already been created shuffled. 

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