In the last day or so, I have started seriously working on the next AI Challenge, which I hope to launch in early May. The first step is to choose a game to use for the contest. This morning I came up with a short list of decent two-player strategy games, and created a Google Form to allow people to vote for their favorites. After posting the form on Reddit, I managed to get almost 600 votes in a fairly short period of time. Here are the results.
Clearly, Chess is a terrible idea. Aside from that, all the other games are completely tied. Go seems to be slightly ahead, but that could just be a fluke. Overall, these results don’t seem to be very helpful. How should I decide which game to pick?