Invented only a decade ago, Arimaa is a strategic board game that is steadily cementing itself as a modern classic. Like Chess, Checkers, Go, and other games of its kind, Arimaa is easy to learn for beginners, yet provides endless depths to challenge even the most experienced players. Many strategies are still being discovered and there is a wide variation in playing styles between different players, making it an exciting and dynamic time to learn the game.
Unlike many other games in which computer AIs have long since surpassed human players, the positional nature of Arimaa gives humans the upper hand. Currently, there is a $10000 prize for anyone who can write a bot capable of defeating the best human players, and despite this prize and a number of efforts by developers, the best human players have remained ahead. For more details about the game or the prize, visit www.arimaa.com.
This app allows you to play Arimaa with a friend or against a computer opponent and includes an in-app rules explanation for new players. The computer opponent is a version of the same bot that won the 2011 Arimaa Computer Championship. While significantly weaker on the hardware of a phone or tablet, the computer can still provide excellent practice for beginning and intermediate-level players, and has a difficulty level that can easily be adjusted.
- Play Arimaa with 1 player against the computer or with 2 players.
- Built-in rules explanation
- 11 difficulty levels for the computer
- Ability to save, load, and view games.
This app is provided in compliance with Section 2 of the Arimaa Public License. License #120704