Boolean Logic - Nethack


This activity takes some sample logic from the computer game Nethack and summarizes it as a boolean expression for the students to evaluate and discuss.

The game logic used in this activity covers the conditions under which the player can be turned to stone (petrified) by a cockatrice, one of the monsters in the game.

The purpose of this activity is to give the students practice reading and understanding (by re-stating in English) boolean expressions. In addition, it also serves as an example of how complex boolean expressions can be built up to solve "real-world" problems.



Boolean logic in Nethack (PDF, SVG)

Teacher notes (PDF, ODT)
Background information on Nethack and detailed discussion for each of the boolean expressions.


These documents were created by Gary Kacmarcik.

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