How does Dobble (Spot It) work?

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Engagement: 6.414%

Stand-up Maths

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Shared April 29, 2021

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This is the student video I mentioned:
"How to make the card game Dobble (and the Maths behind it!)"

Double Dobble

Droste Dobble

"A finite projective plane exists when the order n is a power of a prime."

Finite projective plane of order 4 image from here:

Catch the match!

The American Mathematical Monthly
Vol. 13, No. 11, Nov., 1906
Vol. 14, No. 5, May, 1907

- At 06:35 Dimitri Provoost spotted that some of the star and cross symbols on the diagonal red lines are accidentally swapped around. Good spot Dimitri!
- I think once or twice I say "card" when I mean "symbol". I blame too much time spent with projective planes.
- Let me know if you spot any other mistakes!

Thanks to my Patreon supporters who keep me well-stocked with children's card games. And now 101 pentagons all featuring a happy little house.

Filming and grading by Alex Genn-Bash
Editing by Matt Parker
Graphics by Sam Hartburn and Matt Parker
Music by Howard Carter
Design by Simon Wright and Adam Robinson

MATT PARKER: Stand-up Mathematician
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