[Computer-go] [O-T] Arimaa

Peter McKenzie peter.mckenzie at gmail.com
Wed Feb 26 08:53:41 PST 2014


On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 11:22 PM, David Fotland <fotland at smart-games.com> wrote:
> Both are hard.  I worked hard on Bomb the first year or two since I thought
> the best chance to beat a person was before people developed expertise.  I
> published the algorithms I used for Arimaa in Bomb.  The paper should be
> on-line somewhere.

Oh yes, I had already read the paper.  Thanks for contributing it -
it's definitely one of the main references for anyone interested in
writing an Arimaa program.  Do you think you'll come back to working
on your program at some point?

>
> David
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: computer-go-bounces at dvandva.org [mailto:computer-go-
>> bounces at dvandva.org] On Behalf Of Peter McKenzie
>> Sent: Friday, February 21, 2014 9:25 AM
>> To: computer-go at dvandva.org
>> Subject: Re: [Computer-go] [O-T] Arimaa
>>
>> Hi Joshua,
>>
>> I learnt to play Arimaa a few days ago and started by playing some games
>> against the Android program.  I then joined up ariima.com (handle is
>> 'petermck') and have been working my way through the bot ladder.  It's
>> quite an interesting and addictive game!
>>
>> It certainly looks like a fascinating programming challenge.  I've
>> started tinkering with some Arimaa code but who knows if I'll have time
>> to turn it into a fully fledged bot...
>>
>> I wonder whether computers will overtake humans in Arimaa or Go first?
>>
>> cheers,
>> Peter
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 11:52 PM, Joshua Shriver <jshriver at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Curious has anyone else here been infected with the Arimaa bug?  I'm
>> > an avid chess guy, as well as Go. Hence why I'm here :)
>> >
>> > But from a playing point of view, I find myself playing Arimaa so much
>> > more, and anxious to develop for it.
>> >
>> > -Josh
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