I have played a few “Free Computer Versions of Board and Card Games with Artificial Intelligence Computer Opponents”:http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listid=8323 recently.
I had most fun with “Zendo-san”:http://www.wunderland.com/WTS/Kory/Games/Zendo/Zendo-san.html. I bought “Zendo”:http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/6830 a while ago, but my “gang ran away screaming”:http://cheyne.net/blog/2005/02/zendo-kuhhandel/, so it was great to finally play, even if only against AI. It’s a complicated game, so read the rules first. It runs well on Linux under Wine, but a few random glitches occasionally came up.
I also tried:
* “Puerto Rico”:http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3076
“The PR Evolver”:http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3076 Excel spreadsheet is amazing. It even makes me regret migrating to Linux.
I “liked this a lot”:http://cheyne.net/blog/2004/11/online-gaming/ over PBW, so it was no suprise it was good against the computer too.
I enjoy blocking games like this and Amazons. Maybe it is something to do with being a natural defender at team ball sports?
A lot more interesting than I thought it would be.
The implementation was good, but the game itself is too close to “Nine Men’s Morris”:http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3886.
Too much like Pogo.