Master of Science (MS)
Fabio Di Troia
Dou Di Zhu, deep Q-learning, rule-based
We describe our implementation of AIs for the Chinese game Dou Di Zhu. Dou Di Zhu is a three-player game played with a standard 52 card deck together with two jokers. One player acts as a landlord and has the advantage of receiving three extra cards, the other two players play as peasants. We designed and implemented a Deep Q-learning Neural Network (DQN) agent to play the Dou Di Zhu. At the same time, we also designed and made a pure Q-learning based agent as well as a Zhou rule-based agent to compare with our main agent. We show the DQN model has a 10% higher win rate than the Q-learning model and Zhou rule-based model when playing as the landlord, and a 5% higher win rate than the other models when playing as a peasant.
Luo, Xuesong, "An AI for a Modification of Dou Di Zhu" (2020). Master's Projects. 930.