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  Muse: Count and Capture
One such game is awari, which originated in Africa.
In its traditional form, the awari game "board" consists of two rows of six hollows, with four seeds in each hollow, or cup.
You can play awari against a computer at awari.cs.vu.nl, a Web site created by the computer scientists who solved the game.
www.sciencenewsforkids.org /pages/puzzlezone/muse/muse0706.asp   (462 words)

 Citations: Solving the Game of Checkers - Schaeffer, Lake (ResearchIndex)
In Awari [Lincke Marzetta 2000] Kalah [Irving al 2000] and Nine Men s Morris [Gasser 1996] retrograde analysis was used to solve these games.
Awari may be the rst game the GAMES group will attempt to solve, before moving on to the more challenging checkers problem.
Awari starts with 48 stones on the board, and stones are gradually removed from the board as the game progresses.
citeseer.ist.psu.edu /context/1078467/6903   (666 words)

 Detailed information for Awari
AWARI is a game based on the ancient African game of the same name, it was originally played on a wood or stone board made with 14 holes or 'buckets' in it.
In 12 of the buckets were placed 36 stones (3 per bucket), the idea of the game was to move stones from the 12 filled buckets to your home bucket (one of the 2 empty ones).
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  Awari Instructions
Awari is a popular member of the Mancala family of board games.
Awari uses a board with 14 cups and 36 stones as shown below.
Click here to go to the downloads page for a copy of Awari, which can be played off-line.
members.aol.com /sstev74322/awari11.htm   (429 words)

  Awari - My Travels pictures from eastern europe photos on webshots
Awari graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1991 and also from Aleppo University with a degree in medicine.
AWARI was formed and registered as a non-profit organization in 2006.
Asosiasi Warnet Indonesia (AWARI) Milist ini hanya cadangan dari milist utama Unsubscribe:, awari-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com
sitebazaar.info /jisn/awari.html   (445 words)

  Concordia University's DEC LAB: Research at the DEC LAB
Awari is a very old game that seems to have originated from Ethiopia, and gradually spread to all of Africa and beyond.
Awari is a game that requires calculation and strategy, with the aim of capturing seeds while keeping to the rules, agreed by the players [13, 16].
Awari is one of the games that were played in the Computer Olympiad [1, 5] until 2000, when the Olympiad was discontinued due to lack of interested participants.
users.encs.concordia.ca /~n_ali/research/ayo.html   (1817 words)

 Ivars Peterson's MathTrek - Solving an Ancient African Game
Awari and its numerous variants are instances of "count-and-capture" strategy games, and they are known generically as mancala games.
In its traditional form, the awari game "board" consists of two parallel rows of six hollows, with four markers (beans) in each hollow, or cup.
The complete rules of awari can be found at http://www.awari.com/ or or http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~awari/rules.html.
www.maa.org /mathland/mathtrek_09_09_02.html   (721 words)

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Awari (also known as wari, owari, awale, awele, and ayo) is an ancient and well-known mancala variant that originates from Africa, and is played worldwide now.
To summarize, there are two questions for the current Awari solution since (1) rule 7 is introduced when computers started to play Awari; it is not known in human play, and (2) rule 8 is not applied in Awari; here we touch upon a difference between Awari and Wari.
The Awari Oracle at the Vrije Universiteit: awari.cs.vu.nl/
www.cs.unimaas.nl /icga/journal/contents/content25-3.htm   (5349 words)

 Dutch cluster computer solves antique game   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although awari, also known as orient, looks like a simple game, almost 900 billion different positions are possible.
The final result of all these calculations is a database of 778 gigabyte in which one can query the outcome and the best opening for each position in the game.
The awari database will be available at the VU Web site.
www.hoise.com /primeur/02/articles/monthly/AE-PR-09-02-55.html   (445 words)

 UDC Products - Calady
This variation to Mankala is called Awari which is identical to standard Mankala in many respects, with a different method for the capturing of seeds.
Capturing seeds in Awari is achieved by making either a two or three count in one of the opponent's pits.
Because Awari ends when one player has no pieces to move, there is an Unusual Move Rule that helps keep the game from ending till most of the pieces have been captured.
pergatory.mit.edu /udc/calady.htm   (996 words)

 Awari Rules
The many variants of the African game Awari are among the oldest known games of intellectual skill.
The rules of awari are complicated and have many variants.
Awari is a two player game, played by players conventionally designated as north and south.
web.cecs.pdx.edu /~bart/cs510games-summer2000/hw4/bart-awari-rules.html   (858 words)

 Awari pains of christmas Awari
Among its many names are Ayoayo, Awale, Our i, Warri, Adji-Boto, Wari, Awari, and Awele, used in different languages in West Africa and the Caribbean.
Oware is the national game of Ghana, and the particular name "Oware" is that given by the Akan speaking people there.
Over 1 trillion positions were considered, with their solution demonstrating that perfect play leads to a draw.
www.find-ask.com /Encyclopedia/Awari/Awari.html   (877 words)

 Cyberpunks.Org - Technology, Privacy, Security, and the Future
Boffins have harnessed advanced computer techniques to devise how to play a perfect game of Awari, an ancient board game originating in Africa that is more than 3,500 years old, for the first time.
Awari is a two-player game where both players own six pits, in which stones are kept.
Another problem was the heavy communication between the processors, which strained the network used in the project.
www.cyberpunks.org /display/712/article   (534 words)

 Forum 2004 - Games of the world
Although relatively unknown in the West, the game of awari, along with the other games of the mancala family, is widely played throughout Africa and in places such as the Caribbean, Arabia, India and Vietnam.
In awari, players must “feed”: this rule means that when a player has no seeds in his field the opponent must, among the possible moves, choose one which enables this player to sow in the opponent’s field.
When sowing starts from a hole containing more than eleven seeds, no seeds are dropped in the starting hole as the player sows around the board.
www.barcelona2004.org /eng/eventos/juegos/mancala.htm   (397 words)

HTML and JavaScript for Awari © Copyright 2004 by James Larson
Awari is played with pebbles in 14 pits arranged as shown above.
The object is to collect more pebbles in your home pit than your opponent collects in his/hers.
www.dst-corp.com /james/Awari.html   (224 words)

 5.1 Awari   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Awari is played on a board with 12 pits.
The unmove function for awari is quite complicated, since the capture rules are complicated.
The address conversion routines must be able to determine the index in the database of a given position and vice versa.
gd.tuwien.ac.at /opsys/ds/amoeba/orca_papers/retrograde/node13.html   (501 words)

 Lered   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The election of the Grand Master of the Kahuraru Awari, selected from amongst the Conclave members, is determined by a vote of all of the Walkers (not of all Lered residents capable of wielding magic).
Although there are no statutes discriminating against non-magic wielders (colloquially called “the Desum”), and the laws of the Eaters of Wisdom (the colloquial name for the Kahuraru Awari) apply equally to all, social status in the city-state is directly proportional to magic knowledge and ability.
Many know of the existence of an labyrinth of subterranean chambers, some created naturally by glaciation, some by magic, which are used by the Kahuraru Awari for magical training, experiments, and other less wholesome functions, but very few know how to navigate the dangerous warren, full of magical booby traps and deadly glyphs.
www.erlandlee.com /Gazetteers/Lered.html   (2514 words)

 70 Persen Pengusaha Warnet Terancam Bangkrut
Ancaman kebangkrutan itu terbuka karena kebanyakan anggota asosiasi warnet Indonesia (Awari) adalah pengusaha kecil dengan modal terbatas, dan listrik menjadi komponen utama operasional mereka.
Judith menegaskan jika pemerintah tetap menaikkan TDL, anggota Awari akan memboikot dengan tidak membayar tagihan listrik.
Ia menjelaskan meski tergolong memiliki usaha lebih besar dari anggota Awari, tetap saja 60 persen anggota APWKomitel masuk golongan UKM.
www.sinarharapan.co.id /berita/0602/03/eko05.html   (226 words)

 Geek.com Geek News - CompSci guys solve ancient game   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Awari, a mancala variant, also goes by the names wari, owari, awale, and ayo, and is an ancient African game that is more than 3,500 years old.
There are also a number of papers on the subject of Awari, along with full rules and details of the server used.
Although the new parallel processing algorithm the scientists have created is not designed with commercial applications in mind, I am sure that it could still be used, and that the university will try to make some money out of it.
www.geek.com /newsbeta2/geeknews/2002Sep/gee20020912016306.htm   (1332 words)

 An AI Awari Applet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Awari is an ancient board game that has been described as the national game of Africa.
Indeed the game is simple in construction, although it is now usually played with a wooden board.
The game has many names, Awari is the name that is used here.
website.lineone.net /~bigbeard/awari   (95 words)

 Awari - The African Bean Game
AWARI, or the Bean Game, originated as a game played on the ground by scooping handfulls of dirt to form two rows of six shallow pits.
The playing pieces could be pebbles, beans, or whatever was handy.
As an option, you may type your name into the label box under the Player's Home, or each player may type in his name when playing with two players.
www.copleys.com /awari.htm   (312 words)

 Asosiasi Warung Internet Indonesia - Beranda
BPN Awari mengundang rekan-rekan warnet se Jabodetabek untuk menghadiri Pertemuan Pendirian Koperasi Warnet yang Insya Allah dilakukan pada:
Terimakasih sebelumnya atas dukungan dari para pengurus AWARI atas respondsnya sehubungan dengan akan diadakannya acara dari pihak DNK ini.
Buku hasil kerjasama Awari dan Depkominfo telah selesai dicetak dan mulai disebar luaskan sejak minggu lalu secara terbatas kepada Anggota Awari.
awari.or.id   (170 words)

 [INDONESIA-NEWS] JKTP - Burgeoning 'Warnet' Dramatic
The Awari chairman charges Rp 10,000 an hour for Internet access and Rp
Rudy urges consumers to be selective as regards the prices charged compared
He added that Awari is also trying to get discounts from the state-run
www.hamline.edu /apakabar/basisdata/2000/08/27/0034.html   (789 words)

 Caiman free games: Awari by Ihsan Ul Haque.
Caiman free games: Awari by Ihsan Ul Haque.
This game is played between two players with a number of beads in 12 boxes, 6 boxes on your side (at the bottom) and 6 boxes on computer’s (side at the top).
Click here to see the statistics of this game
www.caiman.us /scripts/fw/f1210.html   (233 words)

 U of A GAMES Group Home Page
The game of Awari has been solved, by John Romein and Henri Bal at the Free University in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Some of these programs include Chinook (checkers), Logistello (Othello), YL and Mona (Lines of Action), SoftWari (Awari), Queenbee (Hex), and Poki (poker).
Chinook was the first computer program to win an official World Championship in a game of skill.
www.cs.ualberta.ca /~games   (1839 words)

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