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       Gridlock - collection of grid-based board games




       This manual page documents briefly the Gridlock command.

       Gridlock  is  a  collection  of  several grid-based strategy games. The
       games include Ataxx, Reversi, Gomoku, Connect Four, Breakthrough, Glass
       Bead, Hexapawn, Quad Wrangle, Cats and Dogs and Moray Eels.

       After  launching  the  application, the game window will appear. Select
       the game you want to play from the  "Game"  popup  menu  in  the  upper
       right.  Some  games have different starting configurations (board size,
       grid  layout,  etc);  when  one  of  those   games   are   selected   a
       "Configurations"  popup  menu  will  appear from which you can select a

       The bottom right displays the color and  status  of  the  two  players.
       Each  player’s  color is shown by a circle; the player whose turn it is
       has a filled circle. For games in which players have  a  score  (Ataxx,
       Eeversi,  Glass  Bead), the scores are shown next to the player labels.
       Popup windows underneath each  player’s  label  allow  you  to  specify
       whether each player is human or computer-controlled, and the difficulty
       of computer players. (Note that "Hard" computer opponents  may  take  a
       long time to make their moves).

       The  rest  of the window contains the game board. To make a move, click
       on the cell where you wish to place a  piece.  Ataxx  and  Breakthrough
       require  that you move from one cell to another; to do this first click
       on the cell you wish to move from, then click on the cell you  wish  to
       move  to.  For  all  games,  cells  that  are  legal  moves will become
       highlighted when you move the mouse over them. If  you  are  unable  to
       make  a  move, you can pass by clicking the "Pass" button on the right.
       The "Restart" button will restart the game, requiring confirmation if a
       game is in progress.

       You  can  play these games over the network. It is possible to save and
       load games.




       This  manual  page  was  written   and   updated   by   Gürkan   Sengün
       <>,  for  the  Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be
       used by others).

                               October 17, 2003