[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment[Subject Thread] [Add Response]Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2004-04-01 UTCArimaa is an easy-to learn Goal-oriented game with some elements of Chess and Jungle game, invented by the M.S. in Electronic Engeneering Omar Syed, with the colaboration of his young son, Aamir. Omar was born in India and lives in USA, he has worked for NASA and 4YOU NET. He is stablishing an interesting CHALLENGE: He is going to pay 10,000 US$ to the first person, company or Organization who develops a program that run in a general computer that can beat the best chosen human representative Arimaa player in a match of at least 6 games. In January 2004 begun a Tournement (free fee) to determine the best player, and the winner should receive 1000 US$ and the chance of winning an additional good prize beating the best program to the moment, and other prizes were offered to second and third place in the Tournement. In February 2004, the same Omar Syed beated the best program at the moment with a contundent score 8-0. You can visit the page www.arimaa.com for more details, in this page a gameroom is mantained and you can play online this game against ranked players. More Tournements are expected in the future.