Spyglass Board Games achievements

Spyglass Board Games

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AI? Yeah, Right! in Spyglass Board Games

AI? Yeah, Right!32 (20)

Beat the AI at all four games.

  • Unlocked by 4,408 tracked gamers (38% - TA Ratio = 1.61) 11,487  

Achievement Guide for AI? Yeah, Right!

229,889 (136,262)
Achievement won on 19 Sep 08
TA Score for this game: 327
Posted on 07 April 09 at 20:41, Edited on 02 May 12 at 14:53
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To get this achievement you must defeat the computer/AI on all four game types (Mancala, Chess, Checkers, and Reversi). Of course you CAN'T get this one while boosting with a friend. So you will have to beat it yourself.

It have been verified that you do not have to complete all these games on the same session, you are allowed to back out to the main menu (don't dashboard). Thanks to Raspass for this information!

Each game has it's own methods of playing. I have posted some information on each game type inside their own achievement guides (please see those game types you are having issues with with a certain game).

Most of the games are fairly easy to defeat the AI in. I had no issues beating the AI in Chess (first time), Checkers (first time), and Mancala (third time). I suck at Reverse so it took several tries to beat the AI. Each person will either have a harder time or easier time based on how well they play in each of the games.

My only suggestion to you is to understand the rules and use them against the computer.

In Chess the computer's chess skills seemed to be the weakest, he makes dumb moves all the time just try to take advantage of that, I did not attack the computer's king early I just took my time.

In Checkers the computer is better skilled but still makes some big mistakes. I leave the bottom four pieces alone, unmoved, so that way if the computer wants a King he will have to get jumped at least once.

In Mancala the computer is somewhat skilled. He will not make many bad moves. Try not sending over any pieces to the other side unless you plan on taking them by the next turn. By landing in an empty pit you will take all the pieces from the container below/above it.

In Reverse I seemed to have the hardest issues. My only advice to you if your not good at Reverse is to attempt to get as many corner/side pieces as possible.

If you just can't beat the AI and if you have tried everything above and you tried my other hints in the other achievement guides I wrote for this game. The last ditch effort is to use a computer program to help you. How does that work you ask? Let me explain:

1. Start a game up, pick a side (sometimes you have to pick black, depends on the program you are using) and then start up the computer program.

2. On the computer program (if it has the option to) set the computer/AI difficulty at the highest setting.

3. Whenever the computer/AI moves on the SPYGLASS game move your piece in the same spot on the computer program.

4. Watch what move the computer program makes and then make that move with your piece on the SPYGLASS game.

Here are the programs that you can use:

Chess: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/engine
Reverse: http://www.gamesforthebrain.com/game/reversi/ (thanks to Colbadiah777 for providing the link!)
Checkers: http://thinks.com/java/checkers/checkers.htm
Mancala: The SpyGlass game does not use standard rules and all the online tools I have ever found do not use the same rules/starting positions. If you know of a tool please let me know!

===Being Efficient===
This achievement will also unlock (if you don't have it already):
Spyglass Board GamesPlayer of GamesThe Player of Games achievement in Spyglass Board Games worth 6 pointsPlay all four game types at least once each.

If played correctly it will also unlock "Mancala Master", "Four Corners", "King Me!", "Five Kings", and "Overkill" (see the achievement guide for those achievements for more information).
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