Fanorona (pronounced fa-NOORN) is a traditional game, played for the
several hundred years in its present form. Fanorona starts
are a fast moving capturing game - most of the pieces are typically
captured in the first few turns. After the initial massacre,
it becomes a subtle positional game.
Fanorona is mostly played on the island of Magascar, and most
of the explanations of the game are poorly translated, so while the
official rules are available elsewhere, I recommend you read these rules,
The bots are very good at the initial capturing phase, but pretty bad
at rounding up the survivors.