Evolving Players for an Ancient Game: Hnefatafl

@article{Hingston2007EvolvingPF,
  title={Evolving Players for an Ancient Game: Hnefatafl},
  author={Philip Hingston},
  journal={2007 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence and Games},
  year={2007},
  pages={168-174}
}
Hnefatafl is an ancient Norse game - an ancestor of chess. In this paper, we report on the development of computer players for this game. In the spirit of Blondie24, we evolve neural networks as board evaluation functions for different versions of the game. An unusual aspect of this game is that there is no general agreement on the rules: it is no longer much played, and game historians attempt to infer the rules from scraps of historical texts, with ambiguities often resolved on gut feeling as… CONTINUE READING

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