Re: [stella] vcs net play A0?=

Subject: Re: [stella] vcs net play A0?=
From: "Erik J. Eid" <eeid@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2001 19:40:15 -0400
At 08:44 PM 8/7/01 -0500, John K. Harvey wrote:
This is the game where you pick a pit on your side of the board, pick up
all stones, and drop one in each sequential bucket, filling your "Mancala",
or big pit as you go.

It's a pretty amusing game, and shouldn't be too hard to program.  There
are only 6 moves possible at a given time (which pit to pick up from), and
there are < 6 moves whenever any of these pits empties itself.

I think the interface for Backgammon would work well here. Think of the points on the board as similar to the pits. When more pieces are placed on a point, they are shown in two rows, with spaces between each point until there are eight or so to a row. The paddle is used to select a point from which a piece will be moved. The top and bottom of the board, where you "bear off" in Backgammon, would be the end pits where each player collects stones.

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