Board Games Research

Board Games Research, Summer 2015

Front row: Yunpeng Tang, Andrew Jacobsen, Chenjun Xiao.
Middle row: Jacob Ridgway, Kelly Li, Mohammad Ajallooeian, Kenny Young
Back row: Martin Müller, Ryan Hayward
Photographer: Britta Nielsen

High quality version of image (3.2 MB)

Board games research has a long and proud history at the University of Alberta, with pioneers such as Tony Marsland and Jonathan Schaeffer working on chess in the 1980's. With their co-workers and students, Jonathan Schaeffer and Michael Buro have made seminal contributions to other board games, solving checkers and reaching super-human strength in Othello.

Currently, Ryan Hayward's and Martin Müller's research groups are working on board games.

Beyond board games, much games-related research at the University of Alberta investigates card games such as poker and Skat, other games with incomplete information, and video games.

Board Games with Active Research Programs

More Board Games

Games Algorithms and Frameworks

Created: Nov 16, 2015 Last modified: Nov 16, 2015

Martin Müller