School-Safe Puzzle Games

The Game of Marienbad


The Game of Marienbad

Here's a neat flash puzzle game based on what was seen in the movie 'Last year at Marienbad'. It's a logical game that you can play versus the computer, or a friend sitting next to you!

Each player can pick up as many sticks as he likes, but only from one row each time.

The player who picks up the last stick loses the game! Give it a try and see if you can beat 'M'!

6 Comments to “The Game of Marienbad”


  1. suineg | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    This game is cool, beating M is hard!, those winning combinations are hard to get


  2. suineg | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    Ok, I get it now, the logic of this game is awesome, and in this game its really good to be a true gentleman and said you go ahead jajajaja, cool man!!!


  3. Shawn | PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile

    Right, suineg, the dealer always seems to have me at the disadvantage if I go first, haven’t won that way even once.


    Go for symmetry in the rows, easiest way is to leave 3 or 4 rows in symmetry, and dealer has to make the next move.


  4. Vik | Profile

    pearls b4 swine…good ol’ days


  5. suineg | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    I was not able to win starting the game too Shawn, I think that it is impossible to win against the computer if one goes to make the first move, you got 4 rows, the sum of all the members is even, and each element in the row is odd, if you take one or an odd number in the first move you break this balance, and if you take 2 or an even number of single row you would have to repeat the same number of another row, then its impossible to win if one goes first and the computer or another person knows the winning combinations, its my opinion but cool man. If the computer starts you can always win, by the same logic, cool!!


  6. 1tenten0 | Profile

    After being on a losing streak i tried looking for cheats but instead was given mathematic formulas. After some research i finally cracked it and am now able to win this game. You definitely can not win against the computer if u go first, but if you try this on someone you know it doesn’t matter what order you go in if they do not know the solution to this game.


    I love this game :) its such a slice of genius :) >:>