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NAME

       ggzboard - Board games container for the GGZ Gaming Zone

DESCRIPTION

       The  GGZBoard  games  collection,  invoked  with  the ggzboard command,
       contains various board games which can be either played  against  local
       AI  players  or  against network opponents, or even both.  When running
       without  options,  a  selection  menu  for  local  games  will  appear.
       Otherwise,  a  game  name  might be given to directly launch a specific
       game.  Games and graphics themes may  be  updated  over  the  Internet,
       using  the  Get  Hot  New Stuff functionality integrated into the games
       container.

OPTIONS

       -G, --game=GAMENAME
              Instead of providing the intro screen with  the  game  selection
              dialog,  launch a game directly, which is specified by GAMENAME.
              Games can be either installed with GGZBoard, or invoked from the
              dynamic updates directory in ~/.ggz/games/ggzboard.

       -l, --list
              List  all available GGZBoard games, including their installation
              positions, for further use with the --game option.

       -f, --fullscreen
              Runs GGZBoard in fullscreen mode. Note that the mode can  always
              be toggled during the run by pressing the F key.

       -g, --ggz
              Runs  GGZBoard  in GGZ mode, meaning that it will try to connect
              to a GGZ core client and subsequently to the GGZ server. This is
              an internally used option!

       -v, --version
              Displays the version number of GGZBoard.

       -h, --help
              Output of a summary of available command line options.

GAMES

       Checkers  is  a  2  player  game in which the players have to jump over
       their opponents’ pieces on a chess-like board in order  to  win.   Call
       ggzboard checkers to run it directly.

       Chess  is  a 2 player game with complex strategy rules. The 8x8 squares
       board is basically the same as used for Checkers.  Call ggzboard  chess
       to  run  it  directly.  Note: This implementation uses the GGZ Chess AI
       engine.

       Go is a 2 player game played  on  boards  of  various  sizes.  It  does
       remotely  resemble  the  Reversi  game.   Call  ggzboard  go  to run it
       directly.  Note: This implementation uses the GNU Go AI engine.

       Hnefatafl is a 2 player game with asymmetric roles: One player  is  the
       defender,  the  other one the attacker.  Call ggzboard hnefatafl to run
       it directly.

       Reversi is a 2 player game played on a board not dissimilar to the  one
       of Go.  Call ggzboard reversi to run it directly.

       Ludo is a 2-4 player game. The game board is shaped so that each of the
       four pieces of each player must traverse one path around the center  in
       order  to reach its destination. Moves are determined by throwing dice.
       Call ggzboard ludo to run it directly.  Note  that  Ludo  is  currently
       only supported in single-player mode.

       ConnectX  is  a  game  also  known  as  4 Wins. Pieces are dropped into
       columns of the board and will fall into the most bottom row possible of
       that  column,  that  is,  on  top  of  all other pieces already in that
       column.  The  player  who  gets  4  pieces  into  one  row,  in  either
       direction, wins.  Call ggzboard connectx to run it directly.

       Arimaa  is  a  chess-like game with animals, and is known to be easy to
       play, yet hard to grok for computer players. As  special  features,  it
       has  four  traps  on  the  game  board,  and  allows  for push and pull
       operations on neighbouring animals depending on their  strength.   Call
       ggzboard  arimaa  to run it directly.  Note that the Arimaa game module
       is currently distributed as an external package, it  can  be  installed
       via the dynamic game update button.

       Shogi  is  a  Japanese  chess  game  which is played on a 9x9 board. As
       opposed to chess, captured pieces change ownership and can be placed on
       free  cells  of the board later, which makes the game more fluid.  Call
       ggzboard shogi to run it directly.  Note: This implementation uses  the
       GNU Shogi AI engine.

FILES

       ~/.ggz/games/ggzboard/ - dynamic game updates and theme packages

AUTHORS

       The GGZ Development Team <ggz-dev@mail.ggzgamingzone.org>