The fourth edition of MAIC: MAIC 2020

Yote, the MAIC 2020 game

The game selected for the third edition of MAIC is Yote. It is a strategy board game from West African widely practiced in Senegal, Mali, and Burkina Faso. The goal of the game is to capture all the pieces of your opponent.

MAIC 2019 used the classical 6 × 5 board. Yote is deterministic, turn-taking, two-players, zero-sum, with complete and perfect information about the board. The rules of the game can be viewed here . The source code is available at https://github.com/Machine-Intelligence-For-You/MAIC2019 with a readme for the installation.

Seega, the MAIC 2020 game

The game selected for the second edition of MAIC is the board game Seega. The origins of the Seega date back to ancient times when Egypt was under Roman rule. It is still practiced in present-day in Egypt, in Ethiopia and especially in Somalia. In Somalia, when Bedouins guiding camels through the desert find themselves facing a sandstorm, they pitch their tents and spend time developing new tactics. Seega is a 5 × 5 board game in which each player has 12 pieces. Some variants are played on larger boards of 7 × 7 or 9 × 9.
MAIC 2018 used the classical 5 × 5 board. The goal of the gameis to capture all the pieces of your opponent (or as much as possible when the game arrives at a blocking configuration). Seega is deterministic, turn-taking, two-players, zero-sum, with complete and perfect information about the board. Seega has two different phases, one as strategic as the other: the deployment phase and the movements phase.

The finalist teams are:



Yote Seega
JJY (1st) JJY (1st)
AZUR (2nd) KING (2nd)
TORIO (3rd) AZUR (3rd)
SELECTA PAPP
EPITECHTEAM JEW
2FC VIRIBUS
JEW
BBB

MAIC 2020 Groups


# Group A Group B Group C Group D
1 Holy NAVI 2FC One piece
2 GenocidaL Viribus GerAko Genius
3 Odacesoft Etincelle Team Zinzeg EpitechTeam
4 KASteam Deus ex machina Golden-Seed Avengers
5 CRM ProDev imperium-team Jehdi
# Group E Group F Group G Group H
1 Z2H Binary Ghosts PAPP Artilocs
2 King MoonLight Team IMSP-TechClub AK-TEAM
3 Azur Torio JJY Excellence Team
4 Z Team Selecta JEW A.Z Team
5 SEAL TEAM BBB BlackBox

MAIC 2020 Teams



# Team Name Institution Country
1 Team Total Ecole SupérieurSainte Félicité Bénin
2 2FC École Polytechnique d'Abomey-Calavi Bénin
3 PAPP ESIREM France
4 GenocidaL Self Bénin
5 Odacesoft Startup Odacesoft Bénin
6 Azur IFRI Bénin
7 ProDev Institut de Formation et de Recherche en Informatique Bénin
8 Torio Ecole Polytechnique d'Abomey-Calavi Bénin
9 Zinzeg École Polytechnique d'Abomey-Calavi Bénin
10 Genius École Bénin
11 Étincelle Team Université catholique de l'Afrique de l'Ouest Bénin
12 EpitechTeam Epitech Bénin Bénin
13 CRM EPAC Bénin
14 Z Team Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique de Dakar Sénégal
15 GerAko UCAO Cotonou Bénin
16 Excellence Team Institut de Formation et de Recherche en Informatique IFRI-UAC Bénin
17 Sélecta UAC-Bénin Bénin
18 Team IMSP-TechClub Institut de Mathématiques et de Sciences Physique (IMSP) Bénin
19 One piece Université de Lomé/Centre Informatique et de calcul Togo
20 Deus ex machina OSSPO International Bénin
21 JJY EPAC Bénin
22 Binary Ghosts IFRI Bénin
23 SEAL TEAM Dev'Team Côte d'ivoire
24 Avengers ESATIC Côte d'ivoire
25 Viribus Ifri/Uac Bénin
26 AK-TEAM DEV'TEAM Côte d'ivoire
27 Golden-Seed Dev'Team Côte d'ivoire
28 NAVI U Bénin
29 imperium-team Dev'Team Côte d'ivoire
30 King Institut de Formation et de Recherche en Informatique ( IFRi) Bénin
31 BBB EPAC/PHORAN Bénin
32 Holy Ecole Polytechnique d’Abomey-Calavi Bénin
33 JEW EPAC Bénin
34 Z2H EPAC Bénin
35 Artilocs Institut de formation et de recherche en informatique Bénin
36 BlackBox DEV'TEAM Côte d'ivoire
37 Jehdi DEV'TEAM Côte d'ivoire
38 MoonLight DEV'TEAM Bénin
39 KASteam EPAC Bénin
40 A.Z Team Institut National Supérieur de Technologie Industriel de Lokossa Bénin