Tammany hall is an area influence game for 3-5 players,
based on corrupt election practices in the classical Tammany
Hall era of New York politics. The game takes
place over 16 years, with an election every four
years. Simple rules determine who is allowed to vote
in each election, and what ethnic groups can be deployed on
demand to influence the outcomes.
One unusual aspect of the game is that collusion among the
players is explicitly allowed - but also
that agreements are completely unenforceable. Just
like in real life politics.
Robots: Adequate; actual playing strength needs to be
measured against more human players.