Great Math Board Game Software
Here's a list of math related board games software.
Game of Go
go game set
Computer go is extremely weak as of 2010. Any go hobbiest can beat any computers. But, in , Google AlphaGo changed this. See: Google AI AlphaGo vs Lee Sedol.
Freed Go by Lewey Geselowitz. It plays go on various 2D and 3D grids.
play on the web [ https://leweyg.github.io/FreedGames/FreedGo/ ]
http://www.lewcid.com/lg/lc/freedgo.html Windows macOS
[see also Go Board Game on Hexagonal and Triangular Grids]
Game of Hex
Hex is a board game popularized by Martin Gardner's Scientific American in the 1960s. On a diamond shaped hexagonal board, two players alternatively place their pieces vying for a unbroken connection between opposite edges of the board.
As of , the best hex program is by Vadim V Anshelevich. The site includes his thesis.
Hex board up to 9x9 has been solved by Jing Yang.
- Hexaflexagons and Other Mathematical Diversions Buy at amazon by Martin Gardner, Chapter 8. (1988)
- Time Travel and other Mathematical Bewilderments Buy at amazon by Martin Gardner. Chapter 12. (1988)
- Hex Strategy: Making the Right Connections Buy at amazon by Cameron Browne (2000)
Chinese checkers. Pieces move by jumping over other pieces. The goal is to be the first to arrive on the opposite side.
Why is it called Chinese Checker? The game was invented in Germany in 1892 under the name “Stern-Halma” as a variation of the older American game Halma. It was renamed “Chinese” in USA for marketing reasons.
Reversi is made popular by computer. Two player take turns placing disks of his color on a 8x8 square board. Opponent's pieces that lies between your pieces will be changed to your color. The winner is the one with most pieces on the board.
The champion of Reversi is no longer human. Program Logistello by professor Michel Buro [https://skatgame.net/mburo/] beat the current world champion Takeshi Murakami 6 to 0 in 1997 August.
Check out the reversi game server at
. You can play with hundreds of human opponents around the world online. Really nice.
Ataxx is a arcade game in the early 1990s. The game is similar to reversi in that you flip over your opponent's pieces, but instead by sandwitching, you flip adjacent ones.
You can play the original arcade version of Ataxx on your personal computer by downloading MAME https://www.mamedev.org/ (basically, this program lets you play on your computer all early arcade video games.). Mac OS Classic Windows Linux
Abalone is a game played on a hexagonal grid. The goal is to push your opponent's pieces off the board.