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Title: Application of combinatorial techniques to the Ghanaian Board Game Zaminamina Draft
Authors: Owusu-Ansah, Emmanuel de-Graft Johnson
Donkoh, Elvis K.
Davis, Rebecca
Antwi, Emmanuel A.
Mensah, Michael
Keywords: Zaminamina draft
games
combinatorics
player
strategies
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: New York Business Global
Citation: New York Business Global, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2019, 159-175
Abstract: Games happen to be a part of our contemporary culture and way of life. Often mathe- matical models of con ict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers are studied in these games. Example is the African board game 'Zaminamina draft' which is often guided by combinatorial strategies and techniques for winning. In this paper we deduce an intelligent mathematical technique for playing a winning game. Two di erent starting strategies were formu- lated; center starting and edge or vertex starting. The results were distorted into a 3x3 matrix and elementary row operations were performed to establish all possible wins. MatLab was used to distort the matrix to determine the diagonal wins. A program was written using python in arti cial intelligence (AI) to help in playing optimally.
Description: An article published by New York Business Global and also available at https://doi.org/10.29020/nybg.ejpam.v12i1.3308
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12198
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