Developer: John Kemeny
Release date: 1970, September 22.
Platform: Mainframe (PDP-10)
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Also for: Intel 8080, Sol-20, Wang 2200, Zilog Z80
Batnum is a “battle of numbers” against the computer. There is a distinct number of items on a pile and the player and computer take turns removing items. Depending on the choices made at the start of the game whoever picks the first or last item wins the game. The player can also determine the maximum number of items that can be taken in a turn.
The game was written in Basic language.