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4. Tug of war

Tug of war is a collaborative and competitive game. Starting from the centre of the bottom of the board, two teams (yellow and red) work together to reach the top. The yellow team is trying to reach the boxes on the left while the red team is trying to reach the boxes on the right.

Required material: chequered board, tiles with footprint pictures


Q1. Is there a strategy that will always result in victory?

Q2. Does the player that goes first have an advantage?

Q3. If the two players are equally attentive does the game always end in a draw, i.e. in the centre?

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