The Awari Oracle
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|Play the ancient African "count and capture" strategy board game, related to mancala, and also known as wari, awale, oware, or ayo. Dutch computer scientists from Amsterdam's Vrije Universiteit developed a program that computes the best move and eventual outcome for all 889,063,398,406 positions that can possibly occur in a game. With their applet, play a game against a potentially infallible opponent, and look up the eventual score of every position that can be reached in a game. With rules, statistics on the database, information about the construction of the databases, and other documentation.|
|Levels:||Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College, Research|
|Resource Types:||Games, Web Interactive/Java|
|Math Topics:||Combinatorics, Game Theory|
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