Zèrtz is a capturing game, where the pieces in play are not owned by
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 Zèrtz is a
puzzle to be solved.
The robot players for zèrtz are good sparring partners.
They'll beat beginners easily, but even slightly advanced players can