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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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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Survival Game - Create Your Wolf

The Board The Board is a two dimensional array of cells. Cells are populated by Animals. Every day, all Animals on the Board simultaneously make one move. If two or more Animals move to the same cell,...
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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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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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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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Robot Roulette: High stakes robot gambling

Final Standings +----------------------------------+---------+---------+---------+----------------------------+ | Name | Score | WinRate | TieRate | Elimination ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Let's have a tank war!

Let's have a tank war! Partially inspired by Destroy Them With Lazers Objective Your task is to control a tank. Move around and shoot other tanks and obstacles in the 2D battlefield. The last tank ...
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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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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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Build a Mining Robot

Your program will control a mining robot searching underground for valuable minerals. Your robot will tell the controller where you want to move and dig, and the controller will provide feedback on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...