Computer Olympiad 2022

The 2022 Computer Olympiad will be held online. You must register by July 14, and play will commence on July 23. The competition will be played online, but overlapping the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI).

Note that for some competitions, if all the competitors agree, an established non-Ludii site can be used for the Olympiad competition. For example, a few popular games have established servers that facilitate computer-versus-computer play. It may be more convenient for competitors to use a site they are familiar with, rather than having to build a Ludii interface.


In recent Olympiads, the following games have been contested. If your favorite games is not on this list and you know that there are at least two potential entrants, please contact us and we can add a new game to the Olympiad.

In the 2021 Olympiad, competitions were held for the following games: Amazons, Brazilian DraughtsBreakthrough, Canadian Draughts, Chinese ChessChinese Dark Chess, Connect6, Draughts, EinStein Würfelt NichtGo (9×9), Havannah (8×8), Havannah (10×10), Hex (11×11)Hex (13×13), Hex (19×19), Mahjong, Mini Shogi, Nonogram, Othello (8×8), Othello (10×10), Outer-Open GomokuSurakarta, and Sylver Coinage.

Interest has been expressed in having competitions in the following games which have been played in previous Olympiads: Arimaa, Ataxx, Chinese Checkers, Clobber, Dice Shogi, Gomoku, Kyoto ShogiLines of Action, and Santorini.

Important Dates

  • July 14: last day to register for the Olympiad
  • July 22: registration fees must be paid
  • July 23-29: competition


Each event will award a gold medal, and silver and bronze medals depending on the number of entries. Medal winners will receive a certificate and the right to hold the title <Gold/Silver/Bronze> Medal winner at the 2021 ICGA Computer Olympiad.

This year there is a €9,000 prize pool for the Ludii GGP AI Competition, consisting of three €3,000 prizes for the following events:
Kilothon: Run your Ludii agent over all 1,000+ Ludii games.
GGP: Run your Ludii agent against other entrants for several unseen games. 
Learning: Run your Ludii agent against other entrants for several known games. 

Entry in the Ludii GGP AI Competition is free.


40 Euro for each program entry. A person is allowed to have an entry in multiple competitions. At least one member from each team must be a member of the ICGA.

Registration will open in June.

Interfacing to Ludii

Information on how to connect your AI program to Ludii can be found at the Ludii site (under “Creating a Ludii Agent“).


The rules for an online Olympiad are a work in progress. Please look at them carefully, as there are changes over previous years: Computer Olympiad 2020 Rules.


Thank you to Cameron Browne and the Ludii team for adding the network interface to their system. Their support for the ICGA Computer Olympiad is greatly appreciated!

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