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Colonial Diplomacy is a game by the Avalon Hill Game Company, a game I have known and loved for many years.

I had often wondered: was it a game I could use in the ESL classroom?

I researched others who had used this game with mixed results.

One problem with its use, seemed to the use of L1 during the game, rather than English. Another problem seemed to be the passivity of some of the students.   Read More

Solo Games

An online book of solo games by H. David Jackson 

Solo Games

One Player Guild

The one player guild is a group at BGG that is all about solitaire board game playing .

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Some ideas for creating board game AI
Many of you will be thinking right now, “…but wait…isn’t artificial intelligence only used in computers?” Depends on your definition. AI, to me, is any set of rules that allows a system to make decisions on its own without human input. Computer games with pre-programmed monsters who follow your every move and trail along behind you are following a pattern determined by AI. It may not be a pre-programmed path, but depend instead on responding to your own decisions. Based on real-time input, it alters its own actions.

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League of Game Makers

TK Game Diary

TK Game Diary has game rules in Japanese for many of the German games you know and love. So it is a good site to check out when you want to play games with your Japanese Friends.


Plus it has game reviews and game play examples.

TK Game Diary

Well, most ancient battles are a more of deploy army, then release troops and hope they win it for you while you desperately send messengers to react to changes. So if you play each side intelligently with a basic battle plan, if should be fairly solitaire friendly.
I would imagine a few different tactics for each army, then roll a die for it. I would tailor the chart to the army some, but here is a basic.
Deployment

1. Strong Left

2. Strong Right

3. Strong Center

4. Balanced Line

5. Pincer
Tactics

1. General Advance

2. Break Flank on Strong Side

3. Raid with ranged, and threaten the Camp if possible.

4. Hold Strongest troops in reserve, advance.

5. Target weakest enemy troops

6. Target strongest enemy troops.

This was posted at BGG by a member there. Thought I would give it more exposure here.

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