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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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4 answers
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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The Celestial Bureaucracy KoTH

In Imperial China, ranks in society were not decided by birth or wealth, but by a person's ability to excel in the Imperial Examinations. The Jade Emperor, divine ruler of the Heavens, has called for ...
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Stage a Coup to become king of the hill!

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Farkle Fest 2k19: An AI dice game tournament

Farkle Fest 2k19 In this challenge, we will be playing the semi-popular dice game Farkle. Farkle is a dice game that has players selecting to save dice or risk rerolling the die for more points to ...
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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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2 answers
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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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13 answers
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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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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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