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What is the expected duration of a game of War?

War is actually not a game but an Automata, as players don't have any options. Wimpy Programmer already made this simulation, he found that when shuffling the winning cards, the mean number of turns ...
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What variants are there for the playing-card-based game "War"?

Strategy War / Armed War There is a variant of war, called "Strategy War" or "Armed War" (a joke on hands) where, instead of pulling the card from the top of your deck, you chose ...
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What is the expected duration of a game of War?

As a math problem, this is a case of a random walk ("walking" N cards at a step from your opponent's deck to your deck, where N is usually one, but can be 4 or 7 or whatever depending on ties.) It is ...
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What is the expected duration of a game of War?

Well, from that same link you shared, on the summary table on the right reads: Playing time 10–40 min. Which directly says the average duration of a game. Now, turns on this game, as per my ...
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What variants are there for the playing-card-based game "War"?

Strategy War with identical decks: Deal: split the card deck into equal black and red piles, add the two jokers on to each pile as the weakest cards. Play: players choose any card from their pile ...
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What variants are there for the playing-card-based game "War"?

Time limit variant: At the limit, a new rule becomes active: if a 3 is won, remove it from play. If all four 3's are removed, start removing the 4's, and so on up to aces. by the time the aces are ...
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