John F. Nash Jr.'s Game of "Hex"

“Oh, by the way, what was it that they were playing?” asked von Neumann. “Nash,” answered Tucker, allowing the corners of his mouth to turn up ever so slightly.

By the late 1940s, the favorite past-time of faculty and graduate students in Fine Hall at Princeton University was board games, including the famous Go and Chess, as well as the less famous Kriegspiel. During this time, ‘beau…

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