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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Survival Game - AlienWar

AlienWar This game takes place in a very crowded planet where aliens are the superior race. Your task is to create your own alien and beat all other. The Board It is a 2 dimensional board. The ...
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KotH - Floating Point Prisoners Dilemma

Background So, nowadays the popular Prisoner's Dilemma variant is the Prisoner's Trilemma, where there are three options. I can easily see that being increased, so I figured Why settle for three ...
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Crazyhouse chess KoTH

What is Crazyhouse Chess? Crazyhouse Chess is a chess variant that is basically normal chess except you can place a piece you previously captured back on the board instead of a regular turn. Bot ...
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The Dating Game / Secretary Problem

The bots are looking for love. Can you help them? The rules The goal of this game is find the bot you have the highest compatibility with. However, robots, who are inexperienced at dating are unable ...
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3D: Discrete Dogfighting Duel (Now open to non Java submissions)

UPDATE: isSuicidal() was added to the plane class, this allows you to check if a plane is on an irreversible collision course with the walls!! UPDATE: updateCoolDown() separated from simulateMove() ...
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Tron Light-Cycle KotH

Basically the tron light-cycle game as a king of the hill competition! Leaderboard Updated as of 2022-04-05 ...
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Radiation Hardening KOTH

The goal of radiation hardening is to make a program still work after you remove a byte. However, what if a skilled competitor is purposefully trying to mess with you? In this game, each bot will take ...
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Speed up, slowpoke!

In this king-of-the-hill challenge, you will program a bot, consisting of a python function of the form def BOTNAME(info, me, round): pass # ... main body ...
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Win a virtual fencing match (against your fellow stack exchangers)

WARNING: this is a fairly complex problem, in a king-of-the-hill combat style, with an added randomness to it, the best code may not always win. Please read all rules in full, as it is quite complex! ...
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King of the Cards

King of the Cards Code available here! In this King of the Hill challenge, you must write a bot that can play Crazy Eights. This is a card game often played by children, in which the objective is to ...
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King of the Hill: Greed Control [duplicate]

King of the Hill: Greed Control What is Greed Control Greed control is a multiplayer round-based game in which in every round, a player bet a number inside a ...
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17 answers
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King of The Holster (finished)

CLOSED to competing entries New bots are welcome but are not part of the main competition and probably won't be officially tested. You stand on a dusty stretch of code, watching the other programs ...
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King of the Ziggurat

Background You awake on the ground. Above you is a giant stepped pyramid-like structure. Based on your ancient history lessons, you recognize it as a ziggurat. You have been transported by Dr. ...
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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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Tips for King of the Hill bots

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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Bot Factory KoTH (2.0)

In this challenge, bots (consisting of JS functions) move around an infinite factory (playing field), collecting characters. These characters can be used to build worker bots, or dropped for other ...
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24 answers
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Simple Race KoTH

This challenge has officially ended. Further submissions will not be competitive (but are still welcome!). View the scores here In this challenge, submissions ("bots") should be Javascript ...
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Bot Factory KoTH [duplicate]

Note: Bot Factory KoTH (2.0) is now posted; you're probably looking for that one instead! In this challenge, bots (consisting of JS functions) move around an infinite factory (playing field), ...
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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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5 answers
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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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6 answers
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KoTH: Political Simulator

It's election time, and your job is to beat your competitor in a head-on rivalry! You are both trying to win over a city of 256 people in a 16x16 grid. Right now, the city hasn't been divided into ...
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A BlackJack KOTH contest

BlackJack As I had a blast working on the original KOTH challenge, I wanted to come up with another one. For me, the fun of these AI challenges is in refining a comparatively simple bot ...
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Liars and Guessers

Github You have probably played, and may even have written a program to play, a simple number guessing game. If so, this probably looks familiar: ...
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King of the Hill: Nose Poker - An ogre game for ogres

Links Chat room The official game report Github repo - In case of bugs to report Here's the official score table: ...
109 votes
31 answers
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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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Rock Paper Scissors Meta-Gaming Tournament

This is a rock paper scissors competition. Algorithms will face each other in 100 rounds of rock paper scissors. Except that the algorithms will also be able to read the source code of each other! ...
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Asymmetrical KOTH: Catch the Cat (Catcher Thread)

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

UPDATE: The gist-files are updated (including new submissions) as the Controller.java did not catch Exceptions (only errors). It does now catch errors and exceptions and also prints them. This ...
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Chase the Easter Bunny™️️, be the Easter Bunny™

Chat room: https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/106513/easter-bunny-challenge Git repo: https://github.com/ajfaraday/easter_bunny_hunt The garden is a 2-dimensional grid with 49 rows and 49 columns. ...
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Play Thud! (Troll Edition)

Key Links Dwarf question Chat room Game Controller Interface Troll league table ...
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Play Thud! (Dwarf Edition)

Key links: Troll question Chat room Game Controller Interface Dwarf league table ...
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16 answers
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Random Prisoner's Trilemma - Python 3 KOTH

The Prisoner's Dilemma, but with 3 choices, and the payoffs are random! Each round, your bot recieves a 3x3 grid and chooses a row to play. The grid might be this: ...
9 votes
3 answers
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Turn-based RPS Poker

This is a two-player card game which resembles a vastly simplified game of Texas Hold'em, combined with RPS (rock-paper-scissors) and the most basic mechanic of commercial turn-based card games. The ...
6 votes
6 answers
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Let's play Judgement!

In this king-of-the-hill challenge, you will be making a python 3 bot to play the card game judgement! Sandbox Rules Judgement is a hand based game similar to games like rummy. In each round, 7 cards ...
36 votes
24 answers
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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. ...
4 votes
7 answers
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Time bomb (KoTH) [duplicate]

In this challenge, players need to tamper with a time bomb as late as possible without getting blasted in the face. Mechanics Let N be the number of bots plus one. ...
95 votes
63 answers
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xkcd 2385 KoTH (Final Exam)

Results are now out here! Congratulations offset prediction for winning the challenge! Don't worry if you missed out, the controller code as well as all the bots that competed are all in the Github ...
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Cooperative Counting

Final results 1st place goes to Follow! Honourable mentions to The diff predictor (2nd), and Simple Killer, Low Blow and High to Low (joint 3rd). Other winners: (score competition) 1st - Simple Killer ...
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Ball game King of the hill

AND THE WINNER IS.... Note: Competition is over, but more submissions are welcome! Ball game is a game I invented where two players start with 100 energy each. Every turn, each player independently ...
33 votes
30 answers
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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 ...
12 votes
2 answers
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One-card Poker for Two

This is a challenge to write bots to play the 1st and 2nd players in the following simple poker game. Rules of the poker game There are two players, A and B. Each antes $10 into the pot, and is dealt ...
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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 ...
57 votes
49 answers
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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 ...
11 votes
20 answers
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KoTH: Wizard Battle

In this challenge, all bots are wizards. At the beginning of each round, they create a wand which has a certain chance of successfully stunning another wizard. They then fight, by choosing one bot to ...
18 votes
11 answers
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KoTH: Highest HP is Eliminated!

In this challenge, bots must survive as long as possible. In each turn, the bot with the most HP is eliminated. This challenge is inspired by the Smallest unique number KoTH. Results After 100,000 ...
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8 answers
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Stage a Coup to become king of the hill!

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Game of Game of Life

Game of Game of Life Conway's Game of Life is a 0-player game. But that's okay! We can make it a multi-player game. This game is played on the smallest square grid that will accommodate a 6x6 ...
33 votes
9 answers
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Battle for the Petri Dish

In this challenge, you must design a species of single-celled organisms to fight to the death in the petri-dish arena. The arena is represented as a rectangular grid, where each cell occupies one ...
116 votes
10 answers
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Totally Blind Chess

In this challenge, you play chess without seeing any of your opponent's pieces or moves. Or your own pieces. Or whether your own moves succeeded. You send only a stream of moves, with no feedback. If ...
32 votes
23 answers
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Write a bot to play Grid Game

This is the Grid Game: It's a game based on cellular automata, where the aim is to remove all of the pieces belonging to your opponent. How it works: There are two kinds of piece in the game, ...