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Logic-games
Debian Edu logic games

This metapackage depends on various logic games that can be used to teach logic to children.

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Atomix
puzzle game for building molecules out of separate atoms
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Atomix is an educational game designed for GNOME in which one has to build molecules, ranging from simple inorganic ones to some extremely complex organic ones, out of separate atoms.

The first levels can be rather easy, but added complexity always comes with the next level, so that several minutes (or much longer than that) can be spent on each single level.

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Blinken
KDE version of the Simon electronic memory game
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Blinken is based on an electronic game released in 1978, which challenges players to remember sequences of increasing length. On the face of the device, there are 4 different color buttons, each with its own distinctive sound. These buttons light up randomly, creating the sequence that the player must then recall. If the player is successful in remembering the sequence of lights in the correct order, they advance to the next stage, where an identical sequence with one extra step is presented.

This package is part of the KDE education module.

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Cgoban
complete Go board
Maintainer: Martin A. Godisch
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CGoban (Complete Goban) is a computerized board on which you can play the game of Go against another player, view and edit smart-go files, and connect to Go servers on the internet. It can also interface with computer Go programs such as GNU Go that speak the Go modem protocol. Some sort of image converter is needed if you wish to use the utility provided to capture "screen shots" of a CGoban game. The CGoban homepage can be found at http://cgoban1.sourceforge.net/.

Go is an ancient game originated from China, with a definite history of over 3000 years, although there are historians who say that the game was invented more than 4000 years ago. The Chinese call the game Weiqi, other names for Go include Baduk (Korean), Igo (Japanese), and Goe (Taiwanese).

In this game, each player tries to exert more influence on territory than her opponent, using threats of death, capture, or isolation. It is, therefore, a symbolic representation of the relationships between nations. Go is getting increasingly popular around the world, especially in Asian, European and American countries, with many worldwide competitions being held.

The game of Go is played on a board. The Go set is comprised of the board, together with 181 black and 180 white stones. The standard board has 19 lines by 19 lines, but 13x13 and 9x9 boards can also be used. However, the 9x9 and 13x13 boards are usually for beginners; more advanced players would prefer the traditional 19x19 board.

Compared to International Chess and Chinese Chess, Go has far fewer rules. Yet this allowed for all sorts of moves to be played, so Go can be a more intellectually challenging game than the other two types of Chess. Nonetheless, Go is not a difficult game to learn, so have a fun time playing the game with your friends.

(adopted from http://senseis.xmp.net/?WhatIsGo)

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Education-menus
Debian Edu menu reorganization
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A package to reorganizate menu branches in order to get a structure easy to use for teachers and students.

To activate the menu reorganization, a teachers or students group must exist in the system and the user has to be a member of one of these two groups.

Gnuchess
Plays a game of chess, either against the user or against itself
Maintainer: Vincent Legout
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Gnuchess is an updated version of the GNU chess playing program. It is now based on the fruit chess engine and uses the UCI chess engine protocol. It has a simple alpha-numeric board display, and is also compatible with frontends like xboard, scid and eboard.

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Gnugo
play the game of Go
Maintainer: Martin A. Godisch
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GNU Go is a free program that plays the game of Go. It provides a text-only user interface, have a look at the cgoban or qgo package if you want to play on a graphical board.

Go is an ancient game originated from China, with a definite history of over 3000 years, although there are historians who say that the game was invented more than 4000 years ago. The Chinese call the game Weiqi, other names for Go include Baduk (Korean), Igo (Japanese), and Goe (Taiwanese).

In this game, each player tries to exert more influence on territory than her opponent, using threats of death, capture, or isolation. It is, therefore, a symbolic representation of the relationships between nations. Go is getting increasingly popular around the world, especially in Asian, European and American countries, with many worldwide competitions being held.

The game of Go is played on a board. The Go set is comprised of the board, together with 181 black and 180 white stones. The standard board has 19 lines by 19 lines, but 13x13 and 9x9 boards can also be used. However, the 9x9 and 13x13 boards are usually for beginners; more advanced players would prefer the traditional 19x19 board.

Compared to International Chess and Chinese Chess, Go has far fewer rules. Yet this allowed for all sorts of moves to be played, so Go can be a more intellectually challenging game than the other two types of Chess. Nonetheless, Go is not a difficult game to learn, so have a fun time playing the game with your friends.

(adopted from http://senseis.xmp.net/?WhatIsGo)

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Gtans
Tangram (puzzle) game using GTK+
Maintainer: Bart Martens
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The Tangram is a Chinese puzzle where the player has to arrange a set of pieces to match a given shape. All the pieces must be used and should not be laid on top of one another. The pieces are five triangles, a square and a parallelogram. gtans contains more than 380 figures to play with. It uses the mouse to control pieces. gtans is highly customizable using the interface.

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Lmemory
Children's game based on the "memory" card game
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The Linux Memory Game is an X11 game for children ages 3 and up, based on the card game "Memory". It is written using GTK+ library. Although it is a children's game, it has five skill levels, the higher ones are challenging to adults as well. It features the ability to add your own 64x64 pixmap images.

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Xboard
X Window System Chess Board
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XBoard is a graphical chessboard that can serve as a user interface for chess programs, for the Internet Chess Server, or for electronic mail correspondence chess. It supports all major forms of chess, such as international chess, xiangqi and shogi. XBoard can also be used by itself as viewer for stored chess games.

XBoard uses the Helvetica font (located in the xfonts-75dpi and xfonts-100dpi packages) by default. However, other fonts can be specified via a command line option or an X resource.

The package is enhanced by the following packages: hachu phalanx
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Gnome-games
games for the GNOME desktop
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These are the games from the official GNOME release. They have the look and feel of the GNOME desktop, but can be used without it.

Games are now split in separate packages; this metapackage brings all of them but they can be installed separately.

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Kdegames
games from the official KDE release
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KDE is produced by an international technology team that creates free and open source software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDE's products are a modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX platforms, comprehensive office productivity and groupware suites and hundreds of software titles in many categories including Internet and web applications, multimedia, entertainment, educational, graphics and software development.

This metapackage includes a collection of games provided with the official release of KDE.

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Crafty
state-of-the-art chess engine, compatible with xboard
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Crafty is the strong chess program played on ICC. It uses all of the search algorithms you have probably read about and performs better than gnu-chess in most positions. It has a reasonable set of features to use, and offers a great starting point to try your own new search extensions.

The package is enhanced by the following packages: crafty-bitmaps
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