March 10, 2018

Conway Checkers

Conway Checkers (or: Conway's Soldiers) is a single player game on a checkerboard with an interesting twist: the board is infinite.

Infinite objects aren't really compatible with physical space, so I made a thing where you can play it.

The rules are simple:

  1. You set up the game by placing your pieces below a horizontal line. You can use any number of pieces you like.
  2. The goal is to move any of your pieces above the line as far as possible.
  3. The only legal move is to—vertically or horizontally—jump over an adjacent piece to an empty spot. The adjacent piece dies during this process.

I challenge you to beat my highscore: 4.

If you want to learn more, check out the video that introduced me to it, or the video that proves you can never beat me.