I had a go at playing this game today. It looks very good and as an exercise in AI it seems more difficult for computers to master than chess (and yet can be played on a standard chess set).

See...

http://arimaa.com/arimaa/

Arimaa (pronounced Ah-REE-ma) is a very deep strategy game with simple rules. It was designed to be:

  • Playable with a standard chess set.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Difficult for computers (the $10,000 programming challenge is still available).
  • Fun and interesting for humans.

Has anyone else given it a go?