Here's a short TEDx version of it (which unfortunately doesn't include the part about his favorite logic games):
Since I met Bennett we've been playing math games, including the simple two-player game he taught us using teddy bear counters (the bears are useful and we keep a set handy, but any small objects you have in sufficient quantity will work).
Here's how the game works:
Set out on a table
- Five bears of any color (say, blue)
- Three bears of another color (say, green)
- Two bears of a third color (say, yellow)
Here's an example game flow:
- Player 1 takes the five blue bears
- Player 2 takes the three green bears
- Player 1 takes one of the two yellow bears
- Player 2 loses, because now there is only one (yellow) bear left for her to take!
It's a really simple game of strategy where the players have to compute moves and outcomes to win.