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blacklimoband
11-06-2012, 03:18 PM
I cannot beat this guy, he's too darn good.... any tricks/tips on how to win? Can't even pull the old "Hey look, a UFO" trick....

Rithrius
11-06-2012, 06:10 PM
The board games are awfully flawed in this game.

The AI keeps resorting to back and forth tactics until you decide to screw up intentionally so he can make a winning move. A sacrificial move is an often used tactic in real life board games to avoid such a loop, and the AI will never make one.

Kytr
11-06-2012, 08:01 PM
He is difficult to beat. The trick is to be careful when you move and to try to take as many pieces in a turn as you can -- think ahead on the entire set of moves that you will make. When you have a choice of pieces to take, think about which one will benefit you most (or cause you the most danger), with an eye to additional capture moves on that turn. Once all capture moves are eliminated, when moving to a free tile, do not move into a position where he can move to your piece or away from it -- try to put him into a position of giving you that option.

You can turn the back and forth to your advantage at the end if you have enough pieces -- set up and force him into a position of giving the piece away. The rules for this game tend to make sacrifices useless -- you generally will not be able to use them to set up captures because he will be able to capture your pieces first.