Clue, SAT, knowledge games
This is a little experiment with knowledge games like Clue. It started life as a "clue assistant" to help me beat my friends and neighbors at the game, but evolved into a platform for learning more about the game itself. It may or may not still be usable as a clue assistant, although it certainly isn't hard to use the ideas herein to make a mighty fine one.
See the post at http://seanbowman.me/blog/clue-sat-logic for more information.
Install, Build, Run
The only dependency other than Python 2.7 ish is
CryptoMiniSat. Install that and it
should just work. The file
clue.py contains a main function that has the
computer play itself with a small variety of settings (number of players, number
of games, etc.)
What did humanity learn?
Probably not much, but
smartplay.txt contains a game in which a player wins by
observing that another player passes (instead of making an accusation) at the
end of their turn. That was a smart play! This scenario answers a question of
van Ditmarsch in "The description of game actions in Cluedo." Answering
variations on that question was one impetus for writing the program you're