by Andrew Lin
Deep Nikita competed in the 2013 ICGA contest!
Play the world's smallest chess games against a perfect-playing computer opponent! (Click on the images to learn more.)
Play Reversi/Othello on one of three starting positions on 100 different playing levels. This AI algorithm features alpha-beta search with quiescence search for corner and X/C square moves, and diagonal breakage. The evaluation function computes stable discs, mobility, frontier discs, and the configurations of the four edges.
Dobutsu Shogi, also known as "Let's Catch the Lion", is a 3x4 variant of the traditional Japanese chess game Shogi designed by female Shogi champion Madoku Kiato (http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/26621/madoka-kitao).
Dobutsu Shogi can be won by White (the 2nd player) under perfect play.
Play 4x5 micro-shogi with 100 different level settings.
Play a 5x5 variant of the traditional game of Shogi in one of 100 level settings.
Important to note: in Mini-Shogi, it is generally argeed that Black loses in a case of fourfold repetition. http://minerva.cs.uec.ac.jp/~uec55shogi/wiki.cgi?page=The+Rule+of+Mini-Shogi(in+English)#p4
Watch a game of Minishogi between two experts!
Play an ancient checkers game of Indonesia. AI player comes with 6-piece endgame tablebase (over 500MB!), and can search ~4-6 plies + quiescence for recapturing.
Lines of action is a connections-type game, in which the aim is to connect all of ones' pieces, by moving your pieces along vertical, horizontal, and diagonal lines. Play 3 different variants on 100 different level settings.
Einstein Wurfelt Nicht is a dice game involving probabilistic strategy. Play on one of 100 level settings. Computer opponent uses Monte-Carlo Tree Search with 4-piece endgame tablebase.
Chinese Dark Chess is a chess game involving probabilistic strategy. Play on one of 100 level settings. Computer opponent uses Monte-Carlo Tree Search.
How to play Reversi/Othello
How to play Dobutsu Shogi (Let's Catch the Lion)
How to play Shogi (9x9)
Think it takes 2 dimensions to play chess? Think again.
How to play international checkers/draughts.
How to play Lines of Action
How to play Clobber.
How to play the Sim pencil-and-paper game.
Want to try a novel tic-tac-toe variant? Try Order & Chaos!
Review of an iPhone Dobutsu Shogi App by me. Corrections: White actually wins a perfectly played game, and chicks may be dropped on the final rank.