Saturday, January 22, 2011

Maximum Theoretical Score is 9080

Nathaniel Johnston from Guelph, Ontario, found the maximum score possible on our standard Entanglement solitaire board. Here's an excerpt from his analysis:
The standard Entanglement game board is made up of a hexagonal ring of 6 hexagons, surrounded by a hexagonal ring of 12 hexagons, surrounded by a hexagonal ring of 18 hexagons, for a total of 36 hexagons. In order to maximize our score, we want to maximize how much we increase the length of our path on our final move. Thus, we want to just extend our path by a length of one on each of our first 35 moves, and then score big on the 36th move....
Read the rest of Nathaniel's interesting and thorough analysis »