Questions tagged [king-of-the-hill]

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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Gold Battle KoTH

This challenge has ended. To see the final scores of the competitors, click here In this challenge, each submission is one bot. Each bot should be a Javascript function. Bots will fight to obtain the ...
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Knights and Knaves and Codes

In this challenge, your bot has landed on an island with the stereotypical knights and knaves. Knights always tell the truth, and knaves always lie. The objective is to find the correct 32 digit ...
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Hungry Blobs KoTH

Contest Finished! Read comments on blobs to view their score. This KoTH is loosely inspired by Primer's Natural Selection Simulation. Your bot is a blob. In order to survive, you must eat pellets to ...
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Adventurers in the Ruins

Test Driver • Challenge Discussion • Submit Adventurer (Image Source) Several rival adventurers are raiding the ruins for treasure, but they can only carry so much at a time and have their ...
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A game of dice, but avoid number 6

Tournament over! The tournament is now over! The final simulation was run during the night, a total of \$3*10^8\$ games. The winner is Christian Sievers with his bot OptFor2X. Christian Sievers also ...
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Iterated Prisoner's Trilemma

CHALLENGE STATUS: OPEN Comment, open a PR, or otherwise yell at me if I'm missing your bot. Prisoner's dilemma ... with three choices. Crazy, huh? Here's our payoff matrix. Player A on the left, B ...
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Gold Hunter KoTH

This challenge is based off of Gold Collector KoTH. In this KoTH, the aim is to be the winner. Wait, I need to be more specific? Objective Collect the most coins without dying. Coins are spread ...
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Robot Roulette: High stakes robot gambling

Final Standings +----------------------------------+---------+---------+---------+----------------------------+ | Name | Score | WinRate | TieRate | Elimination ...
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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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Programmable Bots [closed]

Game In this challenge you will play a made-up turn-based game. The game is made up of the following elements: A 8x8 grid with each spot containing nothing (space), a robot (...
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Russian BS - Submissions accepted until October 13th

The ChatRoom is here I love playing the card game BS, but sometimes, it just doesn't have enough oomph for my short attention span. Instead, let's play some Russian BS. Rules Here is a quick guide ...
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Smallest unique number KoTH

Create a bot to choose the smallest unique number. (Based on a psychology experiment I heard about many years ago but haven't been able to track down again.) Rules Each game will consist of 10 ...
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Let's play some Reaper - Closed for Submissions

NOTE: The winner of this competition is Jack!!!. No more submissions will be accepted. Here is the chat room for this king-of-the-hill challenge. This is my first one so I'm open to suggestions! ...
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Partially-Observable Connect-4

The Game You will be playing an (almost) standard game of Connect-4. Unfortunately, it is a correspondence game and someone has placed black tape on every second row starting from the bottom, so that ...
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Who can get more points? (Card game KoTH)

A few days ago, I came up with a fun card game to play with my friends. We were having fun playing it, when I thought, "Why not make this a KoTH?" So, here it is! Overview In this game, the ...
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Textbattles KoTH [closed]

Textbattles Textbattles is is strategy game about, well, text. It consists of a 10x10 grid, where each player has a position on the grid. When it is a player's turn, they can decide whether to move a ...
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KoTH: Gomoku (Five in a row)

Gomoku or Five in a row is a board game played by two players on a \$15 \times 15\$ grid with black and white stones. Whoever is able to place \$5\$ stones in a row (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) ...
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Art Attack KoTH

Entries are now closed. Any new entries or edits will not be counted in the final run. Join the chat! Challenge Try to fill the canvas with as much paint as possible. Be careful of other bots that ...
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Gold Collector KoTH

Note: The survey for community favorite will be released soon In this KoTH, the aim is to be the last bot alive. Coins will be placed in random areas, and your bot must get the coins first. If a bot ...
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Stack Exchange Stock Exchange - V3

NOTICE: This challenge is now closed: I will no longer be updating the leaderboard and will not change the accepted answer. However, you are free to run the controller and update the leaderboard ...
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White Elephant Exchange

It's Christmas in July, so what better way to celebrate than a virtual white elephant gift exchange! For this King of the Hill challenge, you must create a bot that plays in a White Elephant exchange ...
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Write a Program for winning sevens game

Build a function in python that can win a Sevens game provided that there are only 2 players Here are the instructions from Wikipedia: All cards are dealt to the players, even if as a result some ...
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Camel Up Cup: An AI board game tournament

Camel Up Cup 2k18 In this challenge, we will be playing the semi-popular board game Camel Up. Camel Up! is a board game that has players betting on camels to win rounds, win the game or lose the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Four In A Row: AI Tournament [duplicate]

Four-In-A-Row AI Tournament Today, we will be playing a Four-In-A-Row tournament. However, it is not us humans playing... instead, we must have our computers battle instead! This challenge is ...
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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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Chopsticks mutated with points KoTH

Basic rules (different from mine) Story It is the year 4579, humans now have 2 hands with 1001 fingers each. Chopsticks has become based off of points. And @Dennis has more rep then @Martin... Hand ...
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Scrappers v0.1: Mercenary Programmers

In a desolate, war-torn world, where cities have been overrun by thugs and thieves, civilization has reinvented itself in the form of small, isolated, industrial cooperatives, scattered throughout the ...
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Splix.io - King of the land

You are an enterprising dot who wants to increase the land under its control. This is quite simple - travel outside your current land and loop back into your land and everything in that loop is now ...
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Dungeon of botdom

– of crisis and martyrdom (that's the subtitle because subtitles are cool) In this king-of-the-hill challenge in python (yup; you need go no farther to know you may not submit in java), you need to ...
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KOTH - Loaded RPS

Contest permanently opened - Updated August 10th 2017 Even though on June 5th 2017 I declared a winner (who will be kept as the best answer) I'll be rnning new bots and updating the results. June ...
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Let's play POKE!

Poke is a really simple incomplete-information game. It's like "Poker", but simpler. At the start of every round, each player is dealt a hand. To simplify things, a hand is a uniformly distributed ...
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Prisoner's Dilemma v.3 - Petri Dilemma

A mad scientist has just created a new species of bacterium! He has decided to name it Noblus Gentlemanus, after observing its behaviour. However, his bacteria have ran out of food, and have ...
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Snowball Fight KoTH!

Results (May 22 2017 21:40:37 UTC) Master won 18 rounds, lost 2 rounds, and tied 0 rounds Save One won 15 rounds, lost 3 rounds,...
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KOTH: Hit and Sunk

Introduction For my 5th KOTH, I present to you a challenge based on the well-known game Battleship with a few twists. You'll only command one ship, whose type you'll be able to select between the 5 "...
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Team of The Hill!

This challenge was inspired by @HelkaHomba's excellent challenge Red vs. Blue - Pixel Team Battlebots. That challenge was probably the best one I've seen on this site. Ever. My challenge is still a ...
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King of the Hill: Bank Heist

Example run added 4/11 Rules Clarification 4/8: All submissions will be competing in one giant free-for-all tournament consisting of as many matches as my computer can perform in 48 hours. Anyone ...
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Minesweeper Wars [closed]

We've had problems to generate minesweeper games. We've had problems to solve these minesweeper games. Now... It's time to battle other people on a minesweeper game! Your program must be run in Java....
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The Futuristic Gun Duel

The Background Future In the year 2017, you and your opponent will face off in a futuristic gun battle where only one may survive. Are you experienced enough to defeat your opponent? Now is the time ...
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Battle of the Fellowships KotH

In this challenge, you are going to create a Fellowship with the goal of defeating all other fellowships in battle. A fellowship (team) consists of 3 characters. Each character moves independently ...
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Play a game of Yahtzee

In the game Yahtzee, players take turns rolling 5 6-sided dice up to three times per turn, possibly saving dice between rolls, and then selecting a category they wish to use for their roll. This ...
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Stock Exchange KoTH

The stock market is all about the speed of knowledge. Unlike previous challenges, the current stock price is not random: it is determined by those playing the game. If you can identify an under-...
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King of the Torus!

King of the Torus! Your job is to conquer the torus, but wait, there are multiple other players banded together in teams facing you! You will need to use your wit's to conquer the torus. There are ...
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Leo's Pokerface

Pokerface Introduction Leo enjoys playing poker, but his job at Tech Inc. is too demanding for him to learn how to play well. Leo, being a computer scientist, is not discouraged. He decides to take ...
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Guard your can with your life!

Lets Play Kick The Can! Although Moogie is the current winner, if anyone can take his crown they are encouraged to do so Kick the can is a children's game. Involving one defender, and multiple ...
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It's Life, Jim, but not as we know it

You probably know Conway's Game of Life, the famous cellular automaton invented by mathematician John Conway. Life is a set of rules that, together, allow you to simulate a two-dimensional board of ...