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Price: $8.50 USD

Available from: or Amazon. If you order from CreateSpace it gives more towards the World Championship prize fund.

For a limited time the electronic version of the book can also be downloaded. Note that the electronic version is for personal use only and may not be redistributed. PDF file

Arimaa Strategies and Tactics captures the current state of Arimaa knowledge that has been discovered during the game's first decade. Four time Arimaa world champion Jean Daligault began keeping notes of what he had learned as he played Arimaa. Eventually the notes grew to a 280 page book that took several years to finalize. Even though Daligault is a native French speaker, he chose to write the book in English to benifit the majority of the Arimaa players who speak English. He received help with proofreading and corrections from a dedicated group of English speaking Arimaa players whom he thanks in the acknowledgments.

Intended for the serious Arimaa players looking to improve their game, the book is organized into eleven chapters. The first ten give a detailed coverage of the important principles of Arimaa, including topics such as frames, hostages, trap control, and material balance. The last chapter provides an indepth analysis of several championship and postal games where lessons from the previous chapters are highlighted in the games of top players.

The long awaited release of this book will bring a new era to the level of play in Arimaa, as players aspiring to become world champions and bot developers trying to claim the Arimaa challenge absorb the knowledge from the book and use it in practice. In order to provide the widest possible distribution, the book has been priced close to production cost. In addition, 100% of the profits from the book will be donated to increase the Arimaa world championship prize fund.

Language: English
Pages: 282
Cover: Paperback, glossy cover
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inch
About the Author
Jean Daligault stumbled upon Arimaa in 2006 while reading the Wikipedia. Within a year he became one of the top players and went on to win the Arimaa World Championships in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He is known for playing a very attacking style and advancing the rabbits early in the game. Originally from France he currently resides in Great Britian.