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It belongs to categories: Two dimensional, Large board, In a category all its own
It was last modified on: 2018-04-19
 Inventor: Walter  Zamkauskas. AmazonsThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Two dimensional, Large board, In a category all its own
It was last modified on: 2018-04-19
 Inventor: Walter  Zamkauskas.. Amazons and a computer version.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Roberto Lavieri wrote on 2004-09-21 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Amazons is a great game. I can´t say it is a Chess Variant, the game is of
territorial nature, and it is perhaps more close to Go. This game is
moderately popular, perhaps more in South America than in other lands, I
have seen it passionately played by a few universitary students, but it is
not still a very diffused game, though. It is not easy implement a good
program which plays Amazons well, but I have seen a couple of free
decently strong programs for this game. You can try YAMAZON (v0.48), by
Hiroshi Yamashita (http://www32.ocn.ne.jp/~yss/index.html), a very good
contendor and a real challenge for intermediate players, and the
reasonable strong program INVADER (v 2.1), by Richard Lorentz, which plays
 Amazon in a board of NxM http://www.csun.edu/~lorentz/amazon.htm). 
If you try these programs you are going to be greatly surprised, unless
you are a very high-level player.