"Researchers Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Reconstruct Ancient Games" Discussion Thread

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I have played Senet but also Nine Men’s Morris, Whist, Shogi, Go, Chess, Checkers, Scopa, Mancala, and probably a few other older games that I just cannot think of right now. I would love to know how they are extracting rules using an AI algorithm. I am assuming they are running a Monte Carlo simulation on the set of proposed moves but that begs the rule extraction system. It seems like an unusual approach if it is because I suspect many real, modern games would not do well under Monte Carlo.

I would love to see the results of this methodology. It is an unexpected use of the technology. Is there a venue the results are likely to be posted at? I love games and that would be interesting to me, at least.

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Im surprised that the game Nefertiri was playing on the Ten Commandments wasnt mentioned. Hounds and Jackals was available on Amazon. Here Hounds and Jackals: Game of the Pharaohs | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

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I play Hounds & Jackals. I made my own board and pieces as no good or reasonably priced ones were available at the time.