I enjoy playing strategic war games against a computer AI. Some are real-time strategy games, others are of the you-go, I-go variety.
Oftentimes I am react with a slap-to-the-forehead “why didn’t I think of that!” when the computer makes its move.
These are typically games with literally hundreds of nitpicky rules involved.
In layman’s terms, how is a computer programed to take into account my moves, formulate a successful strategy against such moves, all while remaining within the confines rules of the game? We’re talking 50 game “pieces” per side operating under some complex interactions here! My head is spinning just contemplating what’s involved.
FYI: I enjoy games like People’s General, Steel Panthers, Panzer General, Third Reich, Risk, etc.