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Welcome to the Ludii Portal!

Ludii is a general game system designed to play, evaluate and design a wide range of games, including board games, card games, dice games, mathematical games, simple video games, and so on. Download the Ludii player to explore our ever-growing database of games, test your AI search algorithms, and design your own games.

Games are described as structured sets of ludemes (units of game-related information). This allows the full range of traditional strategy games from around the world to be modelled in a single playable database for the first time. Ludii is being developed as part of the ERC-funded Digital Ludeme Project.



Playing games with Ludii

1. Download the Ludii player here.
2. Access the user guide here.

Writing games for Ludii

1. Download the Ludii player here.
2. Access the user guide here.
3. Full details on the Ludii language coming soon.

Creating a Ludii agent

1. Download the Ludii player here.
2. Download and try an example agent for Ludii here.
3. Create your own Ludii agent following these instructions.

Entering a Ludii Competition

Information on the Ludii competitions will be announced soon!




Game of the Week!

Japan, Modern


31 January 2020
Ludii2020: Official public release of Ludii v1.0!

20-23 August 2019
All team members presented papers at CoG 2019 (London).

11-13 August 2019
Demo and first public pre-release of Ludii given at ACG 2019 (Macao).

10-13 June 2019
Dennis presented a paper on feature learning at CEC 2019 (Wellington).

     Contact Us

lkjh Maastricht University
Data Science and Knowledge Engineering (DKE)
Bouillonstraat 8-10, 6211 LH Maastricht, Netherlands
This project is funded by a €2m
ERC Consolidator Grant from the
European Research Council