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NAME

       jester - an X-based game similar to Othello(tm)

SYNOPSIS

       jester  [{-display, -d, --display} display] [{-h, -help, --help}] [-2players] [-ai {white,
       black}]

DESCRIPTION

       jester is an X-based game similar to the board game Othello.  jester allows you  to  waste
       hours of otherwise productive time that could be spent playing Solitaire instead.

GAME PLAY

       There  are  two players, one playing the white pieces, the other playing the black pieces.
       Each player takes turns placing a piece of his or her color on an 8x8 board.   Each  piece
       must be placed so as to bracket a line of the opponent's pieces between two of the current
       player's pieces.  When this happens, the opponent's pieces are replaced by pieces  of  the
       current player's color.

       When  the  cursor is over a square that it is legal for the current player to play in, the
       cursor will change to a pointing hand.  A small rectangle in the upper right side  of  the
       window shows the color of the current player.

       The  game  ends  when  a  player  cannot  make a move, either because the board is full or
       because the position of the pieces makes it impossible to make a move.  At this point, the
       player with the most pieces on the board is the winner.  You will be offered the option of
       starting a new game.

       You may exit at any time by clicking the “Exit” button.

   OPTIONS
       -d, -display, --display display
              Display on display.

       -h, -help, --help
              Print a help message and exit.

       -2players
              Play against another person at the same console.

       -ai {white, black}
              Tell the computer which side to play.  The default behavior is  equivalent  to  -ai
              black.

ENVIRONMENT

       jester  uses  the  environment  variable  “DISPLAY”  as  the default display.  This can be
       overridden on the command line.

BUGS

       None known...

AUTHOR

       Matt Grossman ⟨mattg@oz.net