Use for questions relating to Combinatorial Game Theory, terminology and concepts, particularly in regard to the mathematical properties of abstract board and card games, and game solving and solved games.

Although there is no precise definition for "combinatorial game" (all games are combinatorial) the term is used to connote the types of games analyzed in the field of Combinatorial Game Theory (CGT). As the range of games analyzed in the field is ever expanding, so is the definition. (For instance, recent mathematical work in Poker.)

CGT is concerned with the analysis and solving of games (solved games).

Well known combinatorial boardgames include Chess, Checkers, Go, Othello, Connect Four and TwixT.

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