Fanorona (pronounced fa-NOORN) is a traditional game, played for the
several hundred years in its present form. Fanorona starts are a
fast moving capturing game - most of the pieces are typically captured
in the first few turns. After the initial massacre, it becomes a
subtle positional game.
Fanorona is mostly played on the island of Magascar, and most of
the explanations of the game are poorly translated, so while the
official rules are available elsewhere, I recommend you read these
rules, for clarity.
Robots: The bots
are very good at the initial capturing phase, but pretty bad at
rounding up the survivors.