Ayu is an essential 'dynamic connection' game invented by Luis Bolaños Mures in 2011. Luis also invented Yodd and Xodd, ingenious games on the same theme, but with very different mechanics.
Ayu is simple and for all practical purposes drawless. It's turn order balance relies on the swap rule. and its behaviour is very organic. Intersting tactics have emerged but strategy is still largely uncharted.

This is an example of a cooperative cycle to show that the mechanics indeed do allow cycles and hence theoretically a draw. However, note that the number of stones is not the same, which isn't possible in a game, and that there are not enough stones on the board to make a game position.
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A cooperative cycle

Ayu © Luis Bolaños Mures