King-of-the-hill indicates a game where the submissions interact with and compete against each other in some form of game. Competitions which pit programs against each other without interaction should rather use [code-challenge].

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KOTH: TNT Run Challenge

This was inspired by a Minecraft mini-game. The rules are pretty simple: you run and jump around, and every block you step on disappears once you've stepped on it. The goal is to be the last one left. ...
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KOTH: Every coin has two sides

Introduction After my previous KOTH with heavy themes (fantasy war, worldwide pandemic...), I'm back with a new lighthearted game. This time, you are facing off in a "board game-like" situation. A ...
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KOTH: Everybody loves tokens

In this game two players compete to eat the most points worth of tokens, but there's a twist! Eating multiple tokens in a row of the same color gives an ever-growing bonus, but watch out, or your ...
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Tips for King of the Hill challenges [migrated]

Inspired by this question, what are some tips you guys have for creating king of the hill challenges? What are some things to keep in mind in the planning and implementing of the rules and the ...
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Tips for King of the Hill bots [closed]

What general tips do you have for creating a bot to participate in a King of the Hill challenge? What strategies do you use to go from considering the challenge to creating your bot? What data ...
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KOTH: A world-wide pandemic

Final results are here ! Introduction In 2042, the world has become overpopulated. Globalization, overcrowding, new lifestyles and a global lack of hygiene has caused a new pandemic to spread. ...
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King of the Hill - Spacewar!

If you've ever played Spacewar!, you know it was a fun game. If you haven't, know this: it was (and is) one of the very first and most important computer games. And it's still fun! The clone I grew ...
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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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King-Pen! (Dots and Boxes)

This is a king of the hill challenge for Dots and Boxes (aka Pen the Pig). The game is simple, on your turn just draw a line on an empty fence. Every time you complete a square you get a point. Also, ...
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Code Bots 4: Functional Programming

sheesh, is this really the 4th? For all you oldcomers, the core challenge is the same, but we are using Java instead of a custom language. Here are the past three CodeBot challenges, in case you are ...
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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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Euchre bots (card game)

The idea of this challenge is simple: create a bot to play the card game Euchre. For those of you who don't already know them, I've written out the rules to Euchre here as they pertain to this ...
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You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye

This king-of-the-hill challenge is based off of the game show, Weakest Link. For those unfamiliar with the show, the crux of this challenge deals with who you vote off: If the other players are ...
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Cave Rangers - Exploring the Darkness

Your geologist buddy nearly kicked down your office door as he burst in, eyes wide in excitement, and asked you to come with him to a site he just discovered. On the way he explains that he thinks he ...
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Coin Tossing Time Travelers

In the future when Time Travel (abbreviated as TT) will be common, coin tossing will become a serious mind-sport. To prepare for the future we create a competition for programs where time traveling ...
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King of the Hill - Firefighters

It is a dry summer in the prairie. The four farmers in the area realize that they can corner the market on corn by burning their neighbors crops. But they need a strategy for doing so; that is where ...
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The Cake Cutting Contest

It's my 17th birthday and you're invited to my party! And as always at parties, there will be cake. One cake... And you need as much of it as possible. As this is a fair party, each of us will ...
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Risk, the Warlight Way

Introduction In this game, players use their armies to fight other players' armies, capture territories, and become the last man standing. Each turn, players receive a base number of armies to use at ...
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The Ultimate Samurai Showdown

Notice: This king-of-the-hill challenge has completed. This means that the green checkmark, which has been awarded to C5H8NNaO4 for their entry The Observer will not be moved to any new answer. ...
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Rocket Bots KOTH

Rocket Bots The year is 3024. People have become too scarce a resource to risk in war, so combat has shifted to the robots. Your task is to construct a bot like no other, who's rockets will rain ...
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Simple Pazaak (Star Wars Card Game from Knights of the Old Republic)

Pazaak is a card game from the Star Wars universe. It is similar to BlackJack, with two players pitted against each other trying to reach a total of twenty without going over. Each player has a "side ...
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Fastest gun of the west, king of the hill challenge

This is a King of the Hill challenge in a round robin. It's a battle to find the best gunman of the west! To be able to compete in this contest you need to make two functions. The first one sets the ...
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Code Bots 3: Parallel Programming Antipatterns

Welcome back! I'm excited to present the 3rd CodeBots challenge. This one has been a long time in the making. This challenge will be split up in 3 sections: the short version, the long version, and ...
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King of the Hill - Liar's Dice

Liar's Dice is a fairly simple dice game. I've seen a few different variations of the rules, but here is the version I'm most familiar with: Each player starts with 5d6 Except when tallying the dice ...
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The Great Wumpus Hunt

COMPLETE Wumpus season has ended, and with, the lives of many a vicious Wumpus and brave Hunter. As well as some cowardly, immoral and downright stupid Hunters. But at the end of the day, ...
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Asymmetrical KOTH: Catch the Cat (Catcher Thread)

Asymmetrical KOTH: Catch the Cat UPDATE: The gist-files are updated (including new submisisons) as the Controller.java did not catch Exceptions (only errors). It does now catch errors and exceptions ...
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Asymmetrical KOTH: Catch the Cat (Cat Thread)

Asymmetrical KOTH: Catch the Cat UPDATE: The gist-files are updated (including new submisisons) as the Controller.java did not catch Exceptions (only errors). It does now catch errors and exceptions ...
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Strategic Voting, The Game

One of the most common voting systems for single-winner elections is the plurality voting method. Simply put, the candidate with the most votes wins. Plurality voting, however, is mathematically ...
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Block Building Bot Flocks!

The contest is over! Intro This is an interactive king-of-the-hill contest where the controller is fully contained in a Stack Snippet at the bottom of the question. The controller automatically ...
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What Doesn't Kill Me…

Overview This is a bot battle to see who can survive the longest. These bots increase their power by being attacked, though, so you need to think carefully before you shoot. Each turn, you can ...
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aBOTcalypse Now

aBOTcalypse Design a bot to compete in a King-of-the-Hill challenge! Here's a replay of a default bot game. The board is 2D, like a side-scrolling video game (but without any scrolling). A valid ...
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Let's play Meta tic-tac-toe!

Lets play a game of Meta tic-tac-toe! This is a king-of-the-hill tournament of Meta tic-tac-toe. The rules of Meta tic-tac-toe are as follows: All of the regular rules of tic-tac-toe apply. There ...
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Capture The Flag

This is a game of capture the flag, heavily inspired and based off of Red vs. Blue - Pixel Team Battlebots. That was an awesome question (thank you very much Calvin'sHobbies; I hope you don't mind ...
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King of the Hill: Robot Battle

Your task here is to write an AI for a simple robot battle. The class to be implemented is provided at the bottom of this post, and source of the controller can be found here. Requirements Write a ...
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That's BS! (card game)

BS is a card game where the object of the game is to lose all of your cards. A game consists of four players and a 52-card deck. Each player is randomly dealt 13 cards. Normally, cards are labeled 2 ...
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Red vs. Blue - Pixel Team Battlebots

This contest is officially over. The Blue Team won! I autoran two sets of 50 battles and amazingly, Blue won all 100 of them. Looking at the stats, it is clear that the cooperative entries of ...
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How to recover from DDOS'ed internet

The internet has failed. DDoS attacks are now rampant and widespread. It is up to you to take control and repair the internet. Each bot will control 20 nodes in this network. Every node is either ...
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The Nano Core War

This is an adaption of Core War, a programming KOTH dating back to the 20th century. To be more specific, it is using an incredibly simplified instruction set primarily based off of the original ...
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Topping the Charts

Topping the Charts You are a record label company. Your goal is to get 4 of your signed bands in the top 4 positions in the charts. However, its recently been noted that bands currently in the ...
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Water Balloon Wars

This king-of-the-hill game is a strategy game in which you must throw around a water balloon and avoid getting splashed by water. The goal is to obtain the most points. You will be given a map of the ...
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KOTH : Monster Hunter

Updated Results Introduction To celebrate Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate launch on new 3DS (February 13th), here's a King of the Hill themed on this game. You are a novice hunter, who'll take part in a ...
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Food shortage in the Snakepit

Food shortage in the Snakepit For the first time in 35 years, the snakepit is running out of food. The inhabitant snakes now have to fight each other in order to survive this food shortage. Only one ...
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Grid-Routing Battle

NOTE: This challenge is currently dead, as I'm unable to install the languages needed to run a match. If someone else has the time and interest to do it, I'm not opposed. See the bottom of the post ...
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Rock Paper Scissors with a twist [duplicate]

The challenge This challenge is going to be a classic king of the hill game of RPS. You must write a program that takes two command line arguments, a string of all the moves that you have made, and a ...
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Morra, the Noble Game of Kings

Background The game of Morra is a simple game. In the "original" version, several players simultaneously throw out a number 0-5 with their hands while guessing the total sum of everyone's hands. ...
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Codémon, I choose you!

Your kindly neighbour, Doctor Tree, just gave you three magical creatures called Codémon. There's a battle tournament in the nearby town of Colorville. Are you the very best, like no one ever was? ...
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Keep your distance on a circle

This is based on this challenge and Geobits's/CarpetPython's idea to improve it: Keep your distance! For this challenge, the distance between two numbers is measured on a loop, so, for example, the ...
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KOTH: Number fight [closed]

Number fight game Setup Each ai is given a random number from 1 to 100. The starting number is the average of these two numbers. Gameplay Each ai knowing its own target, the opposite target ...
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KOTH: Warring Towns

Final results are here ! Introduction The game takes is strongly inspired by Manu's Game of Town. It takes place in a world of swords and magic. The king who ruled the whole continent just died, and ...
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Keep your distance!

Every player has a number. Can yours be the farthest from them all? Requirements Write a Java, Python 2, or Ruby function named choose() that accepts three arguments: an integer - the number of ...