Would it be feasible to create an opening book for Scythe, analogously to chess openings?

  • It would have 7 factions x 7 starting boards = 49 parts, which would be further subdivided depending on game conditions and opponent replies

  • It could feature an agreed-upon shorthand notation and simplified board maps

  • It would be a community effort, so be continuously updated and contain ratings

  • It could also feature something like chess' endgame quizzes, like "here's a board at a given move, win in 2 moves by getting 40 coins (expansion rules)".

Are there any existing frameworks or tools that can help with this?

  • 3
    As a 1-5 player game an opening moves book would get a lot more complicated for each additional player that is playing. In chess (and other similar games) there is only 1 opponent to worry about but when you have multiple opponents a response move becomes more complicated.
    – Joe W
    Commented Jul 1, 2018 at 21:22
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    I'm pretty sure 7x7 = 49.
    – fabikw
    Commented Jul 12, 2018 at 19:33
  • There is one here: docs.google.com/document/d/… Not sure how competitive it is. Commented Feb 1, 2022 at 16:56


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