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Product Details

  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145288417X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452884172
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #842,336 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Well written and easy to follow.
Prakash Manandhar
I'm already playing much better than I was before, and enjoying it more--the book has given me a heightened appreciation of the game.
risingsun
"Arimaa Strategies and Tactics" is written by a student of the game, for students of the game.
Fritz Juhnke

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Fritz Juhnke on April 22, 2012
Arimaa is an anomaly: a modern abstract strategy game, only ten years old, that feels like a classic perfected centuries ago. Strategy enthusiasts who encounter Arimaa feel it is worthy of more than a casual game or three, more than a weekend's diversion from life's cares. Arimaa seems worthy of persistent study, with secrets profound enough to elude dilettantes, yet simple enough to guide the masters to apparently effortless victories.

"Arimaa Strategies and Tactics" is written by a student of the game, for students of the game. The author, Jean Daligault, did not win four Arimaa World Championships because he had his game face on, as sports commentators like to say, as if a particular mindset during play were the key to victory. Instead Daligault rose to dominate Arimaa by virtue of his mindset between games. He continually questioned why games turned out the way they did, endlessly analyzed positions with anyone who shared his interest, and analyzed all by himself when he was the only one curious enough. This book grew organically from his personal collection of notes on how to play.

We Arimaa enthusiasts are blessed that Daligault has decided to share his hard-earned insights rather than hoarding them along with his tournament trophies. He is knowingly helping his direct competitors for next year's championship. I personally gained a clearer understanding of many finer points of play that had been hazy in my mind, and I am confident that repeated readings will deepen that clarity. Yet the insights presented here are not too obscure for an average player; anyone who has played a score of games, who is familiar with the rules and basic tactics of Arimaa, can take a leap forward from a slow, careful reading of "Arimaa Strategies and Tactics".
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By O. Syed on April 23, 2012
Arimaa Strategies and Tactics captures the current state of Arimaa knowledge that has been discovered during the game's first decade. Four time Arimaa world champion Jean Daligault began keeping notes of what he had learned as he played Arimaa. Eventually the notes grew to a 280 page book that took several years to finalize. Even though Daligault is a native French speaker, he chose to write the book in English to benifit the majority of the Arimaa players who speak English. He received help with proofreading and corrections from a dedicated group of English speaking Arimaa players whom he thanks in the acknowledgments.

Intended for the serious Arimaa players looking to improve their game, the book is organized into eleven chapters. The first ten give a detailed coverage of the important principles of Arimaa, including topics such as frames, hostages, trap control, and material balance. The last chapter provides an indepth analysis of several championship and postal games where lessons from the previous chapters are highlighted in the games of top players.

The long awaited release of this book will bring a new era to the level of play in Arimaa, as players aspiring to become world champions and bot developers trying to claim the Arimaa challenge absorb the knowledge from the book and use it in practice. In order to provide the widest possible distribution, the book has been priced close to production cost. In addition, 100% of the profits from the book will be donated to increase the Arimaa world championship prize fund.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By risingsun on June 18, 2012
A really excellent strategy guide. I'm not very good at Arimaa yet, but I have learned a ton from reading this book. I'm already playing much better than I was before, and enjoying it more--the book has given me a heightened appreciation of the game. I plan to re-read it in a month or two once I've learned to put some of it into practice, in hopes of being able to better internalize some of the harder parts.

As a beginner in Arimaa, I was worried the book might be too difficult or abstract for me to follow, but it wasn't. I just read one chapter at a time, playing more games in between. To get the most out of it you do have to be willing to work through the moves on your own, which takes time, but if you're willing to do that, it's not difficult to understand.

I also enjoyed the little personal reflections on the Arimaa community and its recent history. The author has a pleasant way of guiding you through the concepts.
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By Adam Cortese on July 11, 2014
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Great book about arimaa.
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This book has the latest published material on Arimaa strategy; there is strategy that goes beyond the book but it is only available by participating in the Arimaa community.

This is my Arimaa bible. I am on my third reading and still gaining new insights. My play always better when I have recently reviewed the book.

I recommend also buying Fritz Juhnke's Beginning Arimaa, as some of the material there is assumed and not covered again here.
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