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watsu

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A new variant?
Posted: Mar 24, 2021, 10:14 PM

https://cdn.htmlgames.com/Pente/index.html?npa=1
First off, the program isn't very good. Secondly, it doesn't appear to respect tournament rules. But interestingly, it seems to play a poof variant, where playing into the poof position is forbidden. Odd.

Retired from TB Pente, but still playing live games & exploring variants like D, poof and boat

watsu

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Re: A new variant?
Posted: Nov 16, 2021, 4:08 PM

I haven't encountered a site which has the playing into a poof is forbidden rule implemented for playing with other players before the recent board game arena implementation, but this computer program would seem to indicate that there's more of a following for that rule than I was aware of. Everyone, feel free to add other programs or sites which use this rule if you encounter them, either in this thread or in the one below:

https://www.pente.org/gameServer/forums/thread.jspa?forumID=1&threadID=232654

As to the rule itself, I prefer being able to sacrifice by playing into a poof when that seems advisable. But I think the poof space forbidden as a move rule is an interesting variant and potentially offers the player on defense (usually player 2) more options than standard Pente rules.

Retired from TB Pente, but still playing live games & exploring variants like D, poof and boat
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