Zèrtz is a
capturing game, where the pieces in play are not owned by
either player. Win by collecting 4 white, 5 gray
, or 6 black balls, or 3 of each. Each move
consists of either capturing, or playing a new ball onto the
board and removing a piece from the edge of the board.
There are a few more nuances in the official rules, but
that's the idea.
Basic strategy consist of sacrificing black balls in order
to set up the capture of white ones. Beginners
typically find themselves completely outclassed, but most
learn quickly. Properly played, every move in
Zertz is a puzzle to be solved.
robot players for zertz are good sparring partners.
They'll beat beginners easily, but even slightly advanced
players can crush them.