The game that takes a lot of balls
A 3D connection game
Akron is a connection game played with marbles on a square grid.
Two players, Black and White, strive to connect their edges of the board with pieces of their colour. Each turn a piece can be played at any empty board point, or a piece already on the board can be moved to any connected empty point.
Most games in the connection family, such as the classics Hex and Y, tend to be hexagonal in nature to avoid problems with deadlocks in the plane. Akron solves this problem by letting players stack pieces over enemy blocks. In fact, stacked connections cut any connections they pass over, making upward growth a very strong play.
Download the official rules here: akron-rules-v37.rtf
NEW: Akron has been Zillionised!
Download the Akron player for Zillions of Games here: Akron.zip (775 kb).
This file will be periodically updated as the game's AI improves.
Here is a
screen shot of another computer Akron player free for download.
Akron.exe (217 kb Windows executable).
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