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watsu

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A new variant?
Posted: Mar 24, 2021, 10:14 PM

https://cdn.htmlgames.com/Pente/index.html?npa=1
First off, the program isn't very good. Secondly, it doesn't appear to respect tournament rules. But interestingly, it seems to play a poof variant, where playing into the poof position is forbidden. Odd.

I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney


watsu

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Re: A new variant?
Posted: Nov 16, 2021, 4:08 PM

I haven't encountered a site which has the playing into a poof is forbidden rule implemented for playing with other players before the recent board game arena implementation, but this computer program would seem to indicate that there's more of a following for that rule than I was aware of. Everyone, feel free to add other programs or sites which use this rule if you encounter them, either in this thread or in the one below:

https://www.pente.org/gameServer/forums/thread.jspa?forumID=1&threadID=232654

As to the rule itself, I prefer being able to sacrifice by playing into a poof when that seems advisable. But I think the poof space forbidden as a move rule is an interesting variant and potentially offers the player on defense (usually player 2) more options than standard Pente rules.

I don't want to play non tournament rules games. If you take one of my unrated invites, play tourney
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