# Tagged Questions

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### Evaluate a Stratego Battle

In the game Stratego, the main game mechanic is when you attack an opponent's piece with yours. In this challenge, you job is to simulate one of these battles and say who survives. Specs You will ...
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### Winnable Solitaire Mancala Boards

Mancala is the name of a family of board games that usually involve a series of cups filled with beads that the players manipulate. This challenge will use a specific rule set for a solitaire variant ...
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### Count Mills in Nine Men's Morris

Introduction Nine Mens's Morris (also called Mills) is a board game for two players which is played on the following board (image taken from the linked Wikipedia-page): Each player has 9 men, ...
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### Let's play some boardgame!

Introduction Boardgames are a classic play between kids, but there are some kids that feel bored playing a boardgame step by step. Now they want the result to be shown before they put their hands on ...
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### Play Antichess!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Losing_chess This is basically Chess Tournament, but for antichess ;) Antichess is one of the many chess variants that have been invented. The goal is to lose all your ...
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### Connect-n time!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connect_Four Does anyone remember the 2 player game connect 4? For those who don't it was a 6x7 board that stands vertical on a surface. The goal of connect 4 is to, ...
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### Number of pieces on a checkers board

Introduction A normal checkers board contains 8 x 8 = 64 squares: You can see that in total, there are 12 white pieces. Black and white always have the same amount of pieces. If there are any more ...
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### Can you win with two more moves at Three Men's Morris?

Bounties No. 1 (awarded) I'll throw in 50 rep for the first valid answer No. 2 (awarded) I'll throw in another 100 rep for the shortest valid answer. No. 3 (open for submissions) I'll ...
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### Determine winner of Connect 4

You are given a partially filled Connect 4 grid (7x6). O X O X X O X O O X O X O X X O X X X O O X O O O X X O X (Input can be given as a 1D or 2D array and as letters ...
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### Simple single-player board game, expected score distribution

This is the first problem I've posted here; please post criticisms in comments. Summary A game board consists of a starting space, an ending space, and between them are N spaces, each with an ...
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### Printing the Cracker Barrel Game

Revised formatting and instructions Given a list of moves for a Cracker Barrel peg board game, or as @Steveverrill stated, Peg Triangle Solitaire: Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 1: 0 ,-1, -1 ...
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### Snakes and Ladders probability of winning

(This is my first Q here, and I don't know much about code golfing.) Your aim is to predict the winner of an ongoing Snakes and Ladders game. INPUT A single number (2-1000) indicating the number ...
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### Play a Perfect Game of 4x4 Hex

Background Hex is a two-player abstract strategy game played on a K×K rhombus of hexagonal tiles. Two opposite sides of the rhombus are colored white, and the other two black, and the two ...
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### Rotate a Chinese checkerboard

A Chinese checkerboard looks like this (based on this question, but this time it has a fixed size): G . G G G G G G . G B B B B . . Y G . Y . Y Y B B B . . ...
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### Coding hex board game

Introduction Hex is a strategy board game played on a hexagonal grid, theoretically of any size and several possible shapes, but traditionally as an 11×11 rhombus. Other popular dimensions are 13×13 ...
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### Chinese checkerboard

The game of Chinese checkers is played on a board with spaces in the shape of a six-pointed star: Image from Wikipedia We can create an ASCII-art representation of this board, using . for empty ...
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### Settlers of Catan - Longest Road!

This is an endgame board of Settlers of Catan: Background: The roads (the long stick pieces) and the settlements (and cities) are rendered by the little huts. We encode the placement of these ...
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### Order and Chaos and Codegolf

Order and Chaos is a variant of Tic-Tac-Toe played on a 6x6 board. What makes the game unique, however, is that both players can place either an X or an O! Each turn (starting with Order), a player ...
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### Leonhard loves labyrinths

The background My son Leonhard (4 years old) loves labyrinths. I don't know where he knows labyrinths from, but he paints them and knows quite well how they work: Recently, he started making a ...
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### Write the shortest game of alak

Alak was invented by the mathematician A. K. Dewdney, and described in his 1984 book Planiverse. The rules of Alak are simple: Alak is a two-player game played on a one-dimensional board with ...
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### Simulate a Game of Quagmire

Background Many moons ago, in a galaxy much like our own, a young BrainSteel attempted to invent a board game. He believed that he, too, could find an amazingly simple set of rules that would ...
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### Calculate the points in a “sjoelen”-game

Okay, so yesterday was 2nd Christmas day and my (grand)parents and me had a game of "sjoelen", as it is called in the Netherlands. The inner programmer came up in me, but just when I had the answer, I ...
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### Play Wythoff's Nim perfectly

Your goal is to write a perfect player for the game of Wythoff's Nim. Rules of Wythoff's Nim Wythoff's Nim is a deterministic two-player game played with two piles of identical counters. Players ...
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### Determine a string's Scrabble score and validity

Your task is to determine if a given string is of proper length and can be represented with Scrabble tiles and, if so, output the sum of each letter's score. If you don't know how to play Scrabble:, ...
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### Solving a “Ubongo”-puzzle

Some time ago I came across a game called Ubongo. The player got four shapes and has to put them together in a way, that the shapes form the shape of the board. One example is this: Note that the ...
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### Chinese Checkers longest move

In Chinese Checkers, a piece can move by hopping over any other piece, or by making a sequence of such hops. Your task is to find the longest possible sequence of hops. Input A sequence of 121 ...
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### King of the Hill: Speed Clue AI

Speed Clue Cluedo/Clue is a classic board game with a compelling deduction gameplay component. Speed Clue is a 3-6 player variant that emphasizes this component by using only the cards. The result ...
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### Implement a reversi engine

Your job, for this golf, is to write a program that will take moves of a game of reversi (othello) and display the result to the user. Input A string of numbers taken from the range [0-7]. Each pair ...
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### Build a deterministic Go AI

Here's an interesting problem I thought of the other day, which involves bits of code competing against other bits of code not just in a property that the code has, but by playing a game against those ...
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### Make a move on a Go board

You are given a board position for a Go game and a move to play. You need to output whether the move is legal or not, and the new board position if it is legal. A brief explanation of Go moves: the ...
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### Shortest 2-Player Game of Halma

In Chess, it's possible for the game to end after 4 moves (2 each) with a Fool's Mate. Your goal is to find the Fool's Mate of Halma: the 2-player game of Halma that minimises the number of turns ...
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### Score a game of Go

Scoring a Go game is a task that is not all too easy. In the past there have been several debates about how to design rules to cover all the strange corner cases that may occur. Luckily, in this task ...
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### Play Connect 4!

Write a program to play the game of Connect 4. You are given the state of the board as input and you must decide which column to place your piece in to either get 4 in a row (horizontally, vertically,...