Yspahan is a "standard medium euro" economic game. The goal
of the game is to score victory points, which are aquired in several
different ways, but resources are quite limited, so there is no easy
way to guarantee a win. The most clever and unusual
aspect of the game is how it uses dice, lots of dice, to
create variety. The dice are rolled once per round, then each
player selects a group of dice to use for the round, and players all
get equal chances to get first choice of the newly rolled dice.
The rules of Yspahan are a little complex, so unless you are
already familiar with the game, you should read the official rules here.
well with either 3 or 4 players, and online should take 1/2 hour or
Goal-oriented (rather than lookahead driven) AIs by Gunther Rosenbaum
("Guenther" on the site).
The robots are ported from the Yspahan PC game and slightly
modified. All robots are interested in constructing buildings
(and therefore collecting resources), but the sequence is adapted to
their overall goal.
Bestbot should be stronger than Smartbot; Dumbot might have simular
strength as Smartbot.
- Dumbot:: At the beginning of the game he starts
filling soaks, at the end of the game he uses the supervisor. He never
attacks his opponents directly.
- Smartbot: is a soak builder. He will never use the
- Bestbot: is a caravan player. He builds some soaks,
but mainly he wants to use the supervisor and to get extra cards using
building 4. Sometimes he attacks his opponents strength.