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Questions tagged [game]

This challenge is generally based upon, related to, or simulates a game or some portion of one.

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Magic: The Gathering, Paying for Spells

For more MtG-goodness: Magic: The Gathering Combat with Abilities Premise: In Magic: the Gathering, you cast spells by paying their mana cost by tapping lands for the required amount. These lands ...
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Accordion Solitaire: Which First Moves Can I Make?

Introduction: Unfortunately an Accordion Solitaire Solver challenge already exists (Solve a game of Accordion), so instead this easier related challenge. Let's start by explaining how Accordion ...
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Amidakuji (阿弥陀籤) simplification

If you have ever had any exposure to Japanese or East Asian culture you will have surely encountered the Amidakuji game: As Wikipedia explains, it is a type of lottery drawn on paper and used to ...
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Prisoner's Dilemma with access to opponent

In this challenge, you will write a bot that play's the prisoner's dilemma. Here's the catch: you will not have access to the history of previous games. Instead, you will have access to the opponent ...
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Mid-Autumn Festival gambling game

Tomorrow is the Mid-Autumn festival, and in the spirit of that holiday, I will introduce a gambling game that we (people from Xiamen) play during the holiday! Rules The game is played with six 6-...
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Magic: The Gathering Combat with Abilities

Related Goal: Given two creatures with optional combat abilities, return unique but consistent values that represent which creatures died, if any. Input: ...
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Minecraft Language Files Updater

In 1.13, Minecraft language files were switched from being a simple multi-line key=value format to JSON. Challenge Write a program converting from the original format returning a JSON string. Input ...
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Watch the bookie win

When you roll a die, you have a 6:1 chance of any given option. There's a bookmaker taking bets on die rolls. He owns £20 at the start of the game. The bookmaker offers odds of 4:1, but gamblers ...
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Let's practice the scoring rules of 421!

421 is a rather popular dice game in France and some other European countries. It is mostly played in bars and pubs to determine who's going to buy the next round of drinks. The full game is usually ...
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Bot: Outsnake the game!

So, I wrote a simple Javascript game (as yet unnamed) and naturally I wanted to write an API so I could write a bot to play it for me, and naturally I wanted to let the PPCG community have a go for ...
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Score a single dart

Introduction Write a program or function that, given the coordinates of where a dart lands on a dartboard, return the score of that dart. Dart coordinates are given as two integers, ...
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Let's play Mölkky!

Mölkky Mölkky is a Finnish throwing game. The players use a wooden pin (also called "mölkky") to try to knock over wooden pins of almost similar dimensions with the throwing pin, marked with numbers ...
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Noisy Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma

In this challenge, you will play the noisy iterated prisoner's dilemma. The Prisoner's dilemma is a scenario in game theory where there are two players, each with two options: cooperate, or defect. ...
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Will you be my Weaver?

I've been recently playing through 'The Weaver' and I think it presents an interesting challenge for code-golf. Premise: The Weaver is a game wherein you are given a number of ribbons coming from 2 ...
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Scrabble scorer

Challenge: Take a string of upper or lower case letters as input (optional), and calculate the score that string would get in a game of Scrabble in English. Rules: The score of each letter is as ...
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Dollar Bill Auction

This is a KOTH challenge for the dollar bill auction game in game theory. In it, a dollar is being sold to the highest bidder. Bids go up in increments of 5¢, and the loser also pays their bid. The ...
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Ice Golf Challenge

The goal of this challenge is to write a program or function that returns the least amount of strikes needed to complete a given course. Input The layout of the course can be passed in any suitable ...
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Alice and Bob have a fight

Alice (A) and Bob (B) decided to have a battle. Each combatant has 10 health. They take turns to roll a 6 sided die for damage. That damage is removed from their opponent's health. In the end either ...
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Get Two from One

As we saw in this question complex logical statements can be expressed in terms of the simple connectives of generalized Minesweeper. However Generalized minesweeper still has redundancies. In order ...
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How many draws are there in Quarto?

Introduction This challenge is similar to Project Euler problems. I came up with it because I was playing a deceivingly simple board game and couldn't come up with an efficient solution to answer a ...
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Solve Hitori Puzzles

Introduction Write a solver for the Hitori puzzles using least bytes. Challenge Your task is write a solver for the Hitori (ひとり, the word for "alone" in Japanese; the meaning of the game name is "...
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Hexcellent Minesweeping

Hexcells is a game based off of Minesweeper played on hexagons. (Full disclosure: I have nothing to do with Hexcells. In fact I don't really like the game.) Most of Hexcells rules can be pretty ...
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Help my son find his letters

Background Based on a game my four-year-old got from his rabbi. The "goal" is to "find" the letters in a given order, e.g. aecdb. You are given a stack of letter ...
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Draw me a domino

Challenge Given two digits 0-9 as input, output a domino (from the double-nine domino set) with these number of pips (dots) on the two faces. The ten possible faces look like this (separated by pipes)...
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Let's Play Mafia!

Mafia (also known as Werewolf) is a party game that plays roughly like this: The game begins on day 0. After every day n comes a night ...
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Play a game of Dice Cricket

Dice Cricket is a game I was introduced to as a child and have used as a way to pass time for years since. I couldn't find a Wikipedia page so I'll explain the rules below. Dice Cricket Rules ...
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Google's doodle on kids coding: shortest program solving all the levels

Today's Google doodle is about Celebrating 50 years of Kids Coding: The goal is program the path of a little bunny so that it can eat all the carrots. There are 4 types of blocks (see pictures below): ...
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Who will win a Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock game?

There are several questions regarding this game, even a king-of-the-hill contest here. But I think all those challenges and contests need a way to automatically determine the winner of a game. So: ...
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Minecraft Inventory Management

Minecraft inventory management is hard. You have 17 diamonds, but you need 7 to craft an enchantment table, a pickaxe, and a sword. Do you pick them up and right click 7 times? Or do you right click ...
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First-price sealed-bid auction

Final Result The competition is over. Congratulations to hard_coded! Some interesting facts: In 31600 out of 40920 auctions (77.2%), the winner of the first ...
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Draw 'Til You Drop

In Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition (as well as most other editions), there exists a magic item called the Deck of Many Things. It is an incredibly powerful item, as the cards all have very strong ...
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Change the rules of Life

Life-like cellular automaton are cellular automaton that are similar to Conway's Game of Life, in that they operate on a (theoretically) infinitely large square grid, where each cell has exactly 8 ...
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Honest Rock, Paper, Scissors

Many people consider RPS to be a game of chance. If both players play unpredictably, the best strategy is to play randomly. However, let's introduce a bit of predictability to it. Each bot will have ...
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Badugi, Who Wins?

Inspired by this challenge and related to this one. Background Badugi [bæduːɡiː] is a low-ball draw-poker variant. The Pokerstars World Cup Of Online Poker $1K event starts within 3 hours and I'll ...
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1326 starting hold'em combos

The goal is to get all combinations of hold'em starting hands (every two card combination) in the shortest amount of code. A hold'em hand is two distinct cards dealt from a standard deck of 52 cards, ...
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Playing Darts: become an amateur with the most efficient prioritizing

Introduction: I think most people will know how darts work. But since some might not, here are the rules of playing Darts in a nutshell: Amount of players: 2 Starting points: 501 Goal: Get your ...
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Who will win Ghost?

The game of Ghost is played between two players who alternate saying a letter on each turn. At each point, the letters so far must start some valid English word. The loser is the player to complete ...
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Is this a losing square?

There is a game called Get Home that is played on the a chess board. In this game there is a single piece that is moved by both players in turns. There are some rules to how the piece can be moved. ...
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Return of the Hydra Slayer

Its been a while since you killed that hydra, you basked in the glory for years, but now people are calling you washed up, a has been. Well its time you prove them wrong, you've heard the whereabouts ...
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Become the Hydra Slayer

You are the best and most famous hero of the area. Lately there have been rumors that a Hydra has been hanging out in a nearby ravine. Being the brave and virtuous hero that you are you figure you'll ...
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Will Mario fall into the Shrinking Satellite? (Diagram added)

Super Mario Galaxy features two rhombicuboctahedron-shaped* planets tiled with platforms that shrink as Mario runs across. Should Mario fall into a triangular hole or a gap left by a tile he ...
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Risk Battle: Going Down

Given two lists of dice rolls for a battle in Risk, your program or function must output how many troops each player loses. Background You do not have to read this, for it is merely background. ...
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ASCII Hangman in Progress

(inspired by a question over on Code Review) Suppose two people are playing Hangman, but you've only overheard the game and want to draw the current status. Given two words as input, where the words ...
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Solve a Matchstick puzzle

On puzzling SE there are what are called "matchstick problems" in which math is written in match sticks and you are allowed to move a certain number of them to get a certain property. In this ...
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Formic Functions - Ant Queen of the Hill Contest

Watch live | Active answers | Add new answer | Chat room | Source code | Leaderboard New tournaments whenever needed. New players and new updates very welcome. Not actual game footage. Each player ...
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Make a Minecraft Crafting Table

Don't you hate it when you can't remember how to craft something in Minecraft? Well, time to remedy that! Task Your task is to take an input, either as a 1D or 2D list and output what item is a ...
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How much Mana do I need?

Dungeon Master was one of the first ever real-time role-playing games, originally released in 1987 on the Atari ST. Among other exciting things for the time, it offered a rather sophisticated spell ...
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Plant trees on a golf course!

This challenge is inspired by this app. This is a much easier version of this challenge. This challenge is code-golf, while the other one is fastest-code. You'll be given a square input grid, of ...
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Plant trees in a park - As fast as you can!

This challenge is inspired by this app. The test cases are borrowed from that app. This is a fastest-code challenge, where the objective is to solve the largest test cases in the least amount of time....
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Which wire to cut

This task is about compressing and processing a sequence of conditionals. In the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, a bomb defuser must disarm a bomb with the help of instructions relayed by ...