is an AI that plays the card game Dominion
). The author of the bot has a section on how it works
, and the application is available for download if you want to test your skill against it. Via
the Dominion Strategy forums, where the author (techmatt) chimes in partway through the thread.
posted by codacorolla
on Feb 23, 2013 -
"You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion!" Dominion
is an award winning game that combines the staples of Eurogaming with the addictive nature of collectable card games. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Aug 14, 2012 -
mastermind Markus "Notch" Persson has officially announced
his company's next project: a hybrid online board game/trading card system
. Spearheaded by Mojang co-founder Jakob Porser (interview
) and with backstory penned by Penny Arcade wordsmith Jerry "Tycho" Holkins, the game will consist of turn-based battles between collectible "scrolls," illustrated character cards
strategically deployed on an abstract gaming grid. In an interesting inversion of the Minecraft
model, the game itself will be free, while updates in the form of additional scroll packs will cost a nominal fee -- a business model gaming analyst Sean Maelstrom decries as "snake oil."
Mojang, for their part, is unafraid and even eager to target an untested slice of the gaming market, and is angling to get their playable prototype of Scrolls
ready for a possible Alpha release this summer.
posted by Rhaomi
on Mar 2, 2011 -
If you live in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky or Pennsylvania (“the Euchre belt”) Euchre
might be a familiar pastime or at least well, familiar. The game is not exclusive to those areas but is most concentrated in the Midwest. It used to be one of the most popular card games the U.S.
but lost out to bridge. Today the game has somewhat of a cult following in Midwest towns and especially on college campuses
. It is a fast paced thinking game that combines strategy
and skill with luck that can eat away hours of a person’s life. If you have never played the game I encourage you to read an introduction
and try yahoo games
. (I hope this is not too common to bring up, but I rarely see anyone playing online not from the states listed above.) Warning popups.
posted by Recockulous
on Nov 6, 2002 -