by Omar and Aamir Syed
Intuitively simple...Intellectually challenging
Arimaa® is a game where stronger animals like elephants and
camels try to push and pull the weaker ones from the opposing team
into traps while one of the rabbits tries to sneak across the board
and harmlessly reach the other side. The first player to get a rabbit
to the other side wins.
This may sound like a simple kids game; and while it is easy enough
for your kids to learn and enjoy, you will find that it is also
a very deep game that can take a lifetime to master. Arimaa®
is one of
the deepest strategy games ever invented in the history of mankind,
but designed to look intuitively simple. In just the first ten moves
of Arimaa® there are more possible games than there are atoms
in our universe. No two games of Arimaa are ever the same. There
is much to learn and discover about
this intuitively simple, yet intellectually challenging game.
This game also doubles as an animal-themed chess set!
SPECIAL US$10K PRIZE AWAITS to the first programmer or programming
team to create a computer program that can consistently beat a human
player. Download the challenge info to the right.
|LARGE BOX SHOT
Contents: 1 Game board (doubles as a chessboard),
32 figures - 16 gold-colored weighted plastic pieces with felt bottom
and 16 silver-colored weighted plastic pieces with felt bottom,
No. of players: 2
Playing time: 60 minutes
Stock code: ZMG 7037
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