
NAMExtic  X version of a simple but tricky board gameRULESThe board is made up of 4x4 squares and 16 pieces. The pieces carry 4 properties each, namely:o Black or brown
o Horizontal or vertical
o Solid or hollow
o Round or square
This makes a total of 16 possible pieces and there are exactly one piece of each
type (so each piece can be represented by a binary number of length 4).
Initially, the board is empty and it is successively filled with pieces. The
game is over when a row, a column or a diagonal has four pieces carrying a
common property in it, e.g. four black pieces. The player who places the fatal
piece loses.
The game is a twoplayer game, although in the current release, only the
humancomputer combination is supported. Player 1 (the human by default)
chooses one of the 16 pieces. Player 2 (the computer by default) places this
piece on one of the 16 squares of the board and chooses a piece out of the
remaining 15 pieces which he gives to player 1, who places this piece on one
of the remaining 15 squares on the board, etc.
As mentioned above, the game is over when a player places a piece in such a way
that a row, a column or a diagonal (but see below) contains four pieces
carrying a common property. The player who places this piece loses. If there
is no empty square left, we have a draw (yes, this can happen).
MENU COMMANDSThere are two menus, the Actions Menu and the Options Menu.Actions Menu
Options Menu
BUGSProbably plenty. Report any you find to mjo@math.kth.seAUTHORMattias Jonsson, Dept of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology, S100 44 Stockholm, Sweden. email: mjo@math.kth.se, URL: http://www.math.kth.se/~mjo
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