The Intersection Game

@article{Polster2015TheIG,
  title={The Intersection Game},
  author={Burkard Polster},
  journal={Math Horizons},
  year={2015},
  volume={22},
  pages={11 - 8}
}
  • B. Polster
  • Published 1 April 2015
  • Mathematics
  • Math Horizons
S pot It! is a fun card game played with 55 cards, each of which carries eight pictures. What’s special about this game is that any two cards have exactly one picture in common. The aim of Spot It! is to be the fi rst player to spot this common picture. Can you spot the common picture on the two cards in fi gure 1? Now let’s spot the cool mathematics at the core of this game and see if we can use it to design new variants. 
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