A Monte Carlo tree search player for birds of a feather solitaire

Date
2019
Authors
Roberson, Christian
Sperduto, Katarina
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Publisher
PKP Publishing Services Network
Abstract
Artificial intelligence in games serves as an excellent platform for facilitating collaborative research with undergraduates. This paper explores several aspects of a research challenge proposed for a newly-developed variant of a solitaire game. We present multiple classes of game states that can be identified as solvable or unsolvable. We present a heuristic for quickly finding goal states in a game state search tree. Finally, we introduce a Monte Carlo Tree Search-based player for the solitaire variant that can win almost any solvable starting deal efficiently.
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Keywords
Artificial intelligence, Solitaire (Game)
Citation
Roberson, C., & Sperduto, K. (2019). A Monte Carlo Tree Search Player for Birds of a Feather Solitaire. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 33(01), 9700-9705. https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v33i01.33019700
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