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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 configuration.

       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                             GRIDLOCK(6)