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2007
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2 − 3
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Best with 2 players
Recommended with 2, 3 players
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Playing Time
10 minutes
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8 and up
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Yavalath
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Yavalath is an abstract strategy game for two players. Players strive to make a line of 4 pieces of their colour, but lose if they make a line of 3 before doing so.

The board (a hexagon 5 spaces on a side) is initially empty. Players take turns placing a piece of their colour on an empty cell.

Yavalath was invented / discovered by a game-generating computer program developed by Cameron Browne as part of his Ph.D. research.

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You can play Pentalath (brother game) with a Yavalath set.

You can play Yavalath using

Yavalath is the mother of Tailath, Epsilon, Yavalanchor and Yavalade.

This game is included in the book Yavalath & Co., by Néstor Romeral Andrés.

Awards

2012: Humies Award for Human-Competitive Results Produced by Genetic and Evolutionary Computation

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Publisher: nestorgames
Artist: Néstor Romeral Andrés
Year: 2012
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Publisher: nestorgames
Artist: Néstor Romeral Andrés
Year: 2009
Size: 8.27 x 1.18 x 1.18 inches
0.33 pounds
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5 Yavalath AI Player
Yavalath AI player in Java. The AI uses an enhanced version of UCT since Yavalath is a "Monte Carlo resistant" game that gives misleading results from strictly random play, as losing moves are more numerous than winning moves. The enhancement is to filter out losing moves from the playouts and choose a winning move if one exists.
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2015-02-20
1 Portuguese rules by Rodrigo Exterckötter Tjäder
Portuguese rules by Rodrigo Exterckötter Tjäder
Portuguese
2010-04-29
2 Yavalath - Dutch Rules
Dutch translation of the Rules Nederlandse vertaling van de spelregels
Dutch
2010-03-04
3 Yavalath. Reglamento por NESTORGAMES.
Reglas de Yavalath según la edición de NESTORGAMES.
English
2009-07-25
2 Yavalath regeln (NESTORGAMES)
Yavalath regeln (NESTORGAMES)
German
2009-07-25
14 Yavalath rulebook english by NESTORGAMES
Added pie rule (forgotten in the first edition).
English
2009-07-25
13 PDF Yavalath board
No frills PDF Yavalath board.
2009-01-20
12 Yavalath board.
Printer friendly Yavalath board.
2008-10-05
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