Debian Games Project
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Board
Debian's board games

This metapackage will install board games.

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3dchess
Play chess across 3 boards!
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There are three boards, stacked vertically; 96 pieces of which most are the traditional chess pieces with just a couple of additions; 26 possible directions in which to move. Provides a challenging enough game to all but the most highly skilled players.

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Ace-of-penguins
penguin-themed solitaire games
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The Ace of Penguins is a set of solitaire games inspired by the ones available for MS Windows, but with a number of enhancements.

The package consists of the games Canfield, Freecell, Golf, Mastermind, Merlin, Minesweeper, Pegged, Solitaire, Spider, Taipei (with a level editor), and Thornq.

NOTE: If you experience problems with the F1 help key, please make sure you have package xfonts-100dpi installed.

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Biloba
turn based strategy board game for up to 4 players
Maintainer: Ricardo Mones
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Biloba is an abstract strategy board game for 1 to 4 players. At each turn the player moves pawns on an octagonal shaped board (but squared cells) trying to remove opponent's pawns from it.

Biloba includes an AI opponent for single player mode, and supports local or network play for 2 or more (up to 4) players.

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Brutalchess
3D chess game with reflection of the chessmen
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Brutal Chess features full 3D graphics, an advanced particle engine, and several different levels of intelligent AI, inspired by the once popular "Battle Chess" released by Interplay circa 1988.

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Bsdgames
collection of classic textual unix games
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This is a collection of some of the text-based games and amusements that have been enjoyed for decades on unix systems.

It includes these programs: adventure, arithmetic, atc, backgammon, battlestar, bcd, boggle, caesar, canfield, countmail, cribbage, dab, go-fish, gomoku, hack, hangman, hunt, mille, monop, morse, number, pig, phantasia, pom, ppt, primes, quiz, random, rain, robots, rot13, sail, snake, tetris, trek, wargames, worm, worms, wump, wtf

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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Cl-reversi
Reversi game for Common Lisp
Maintainer: Kevin M. Rosenberg
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This package is based on Peter Norvig's reversi program in the book Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence. Compared to the code in the book, this package employs significant optimizations and includes a CLIM-based graphical user interface.

Colorcode
advanced clone of the MasterMind code-breaking game
Maintainer: Filippo Rusconi
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ColorCode is an advanced MasterMind code-breaking game clone. The program accepts setting the number of slots (from 2 to 5), the number of colors (from 2 to 10) and setting if colors might be repeated in the secret code (doubles allowed or not). The game has 5 built-in levels, from level 1 (beginner: 2 slots and 2 colors, with doubles allowed) to level 5 (hard: 5 slots and 10 colors, with doubles allowed). ColorCode can make guesses in place of the user.

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Dossizola
Isola board game with nice graphics
Maintainer: Yann Dirson
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Do'SSi Zo'la is an SDL implementation of the Isola board game, featuring nice animations, which makes it appealing to children.

The goal of the basic Isola game is to block the opponent by destroying the squares which surround him. In each turn, each player must first move to one of the squares adjacent to his current position, and then destroy a square of his choice. The first player who is unable to move loses.

Do'SSi Zo'la provides a number of variations of the standard rules.

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Eboard
GTK+ chessboard program
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eboard is a graphical chess program which can function as an interface to Internet chess servers such as FICS and to chess engines such as Crafty.

eboard has a themeable and freely resizable board, a tabbed or multi-window display, and supports multiple simultaneous boards.

This package contains a chess interface, which means that you can play against another human on the same computer, or play on an Internet server. If you would like to play against a computer, you should install a chess engine such as gnuchess in addition.

The package is enhanced by the following packages: phalanx
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El-ixir
two-player board game with randomness
Maintainer: Adam Borowski
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El-Ixir is a board game that has apparently been invented by Isoft in 1981, released as a booter floppy. This is a quite faithful remake, like the original using text-mode graphics.

Every turn, players are presented with four random squares they can place a block on. The object of the game is to connect as many blocks to the board's corners as you can, possibly “embracing” areas while doing so.

Fairymax
xboard compatible chess and chess-variant engine
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Fairymax is a program that plays chess and chess variants. It uses the xboard/winboard chess-engine protocol to communicate. Apart from 'regular' chess (also known as the Mad-Queen variant), it can play Capablanca chess, gothic chess, knightmate, cylinder chess, berolina chess, superchess and courier chess.

Filler
simple game where two players try to capture half the board
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Filler is a simple game where two players try to capture half of the board. Players take turns selecting colours to capture all adjacent hexes of the same colour.

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Fltk1.3-games
Fast Light Toolkit - example games: checkers, sudoku
Maintainer: Aaron M. Ucko
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This package contains the example games that accompany FLTK. Specifically, it contains the following two programs:

  • flblocks: clear groups of adjacent blocks before they fill the screen;
  • flcheckers: classic board game, also known as draughts;
  • flsudoku: Sudoku puzzle (place numbers in a grid).

The Fast Light Toolkit (FLTK) is a cross-platform graphical user interface toolkit originally based on libForms.

Gamazons
Amazons boardgame for GNOME
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Amazons is a game played on a 10x10 chess board. Each side has four pieces (amazons) that move like chess queens (in a straight line in any direction). Instead of capturing pieces like in chess, the game is determined based on who moves last.

Each move consists of two parts. First an amazon moves to a new square and then fires an arrow to another square (the arrow is fired in a straight line in any direction from the square the amazon landed on). The square the arrow lands on becomes a permenant block for the rest of the game. No one can move over it, or fire an arrow over it. Every turn an amazon must move and fire an arrow, so every turn there is one less square available on the board. Try and block in your opponent or section off a good chunk of the board for yourself.

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Gbatnav
networked BattleShip game
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Batalla Naval is a networked BattleShip game. It supports multiple players and multiple robots at the same time.

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Glaurung
free UCI chess engine, to calculate chess moves
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This is a very strong chess engine, finished 4th place at internatonal ChessWar X. It uses the UCI (universal chess interface), for chess engines as communication protocol. This means to play against it, you have to use an UCI capable interface, like knights. Or an xboard adapter like polyglot.

Gnubg
graphical or console backgammon program with analysis
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GNU Backgammon is a strong backgammon program (world-class with a bearoff database installed) usable either as an engine by other programs or as a standalone backgammon game. In addition to supporting simple play, it also has extensive analysis features, a tutor mode, adjustable difficulty, and support for exporting annotated games. It can be played either from a GTK+ graphical interface, optionally with a 3D board, or from a simple text console.

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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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Gnudoq
An open source, graphical Su Doku generator and solver with printer support
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GNUDoQ is an open source, graphical Su Doku generator and solver that features a powerful Su Doku generator, a Su Doku solver a Puzzle printouts or PDF exports. This program is based on the excellent work of the GNUDoku team, which developed the Su Doku engine behind GNUDoQ.

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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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Gnuminishogi
program to play minishogi, a shogi variant on a 5x5 board
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Gnuminishogi is a computer player for the MiniShogi variant of shogi (Japanese chess).

Gnuminishogi is a modified version of the gnushogi program. It can be used through tagua, kaya, or other graphical frontends, but also has a simple alpha-numeric board display.

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Gpsshogi
Shogi playing program based on OpenShogiLib
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GPSShogi is a Shogi playing program based on OpenShogiLib and won the 19th World Computer Shogi Championship. This package contains several binaries to play with computer Shogi.

  • gpsshogi: support the CSA protocol
  • gpsusi: support the USI protocol
  • gpsshogi-viewer: GUI application to investigate positions
  • gpsshell: shell-like client to investigate positions
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Grhino
othello/reversi boardgame
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grhino, or rhino its former name, is an Othello/Reversi game. What distinguish grhino from most other Othello games is that grhino is targeted for experienced Othello players. Strong AI is the main focus. Its AI can be used with quarry.

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Gtkatlantic
Game like Monopoly
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GtkAtlantic is a game, like Monopoly™. This is a network client that works with the monopd server. You will either have to install monopd or connect to an existing internet server to play the game.

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Gtkboard
many board games in one program
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Gtkboard aims to provide a common platform for all board games. All games have a common interface. The first thing you do on starting gtkboard is to select a game from the menu. Currently 18 games are implemented. Of these, Antichess, Ataxx, Fifteen puzzle, Hiq, Memory, Othello, Pentaline, Plot4, Rgb and Samegame are fully implemented. Checkers, Infiltrate, Hypermaze, Mastermind, Maze, and Tetris are partially implemented but playable. Chess, and Pacman are partially implemented and currently unplayable. Some are single player and some are two player games.

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Hachu
AI engine for many Shogi and Chess variants, including Chu, Sho, and Dai Shogi
Maintainer: Yann Dirson
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HaChu is an AI engine for many variants of Shogi (japanese chess), and Chess.

It currently plays the following games:

  • Sho Shogi, the immediate ancestor of modern Shogi
  • Chu Shogi, the most widely played large-board variant (12x12 board), featuring the famous Lion piece
  • Mighty Lion (a simple variant of normal chess to more easily get to know the Lion; does not implement castling yet)
  • Dai Shogi, a variant on 15x15 board (no GUI support yet)
  • Tenjiku Shogi, a 16x16 variant with even more exotic pieces (unfinished, no GUI support yet)
  • More classical chess variants:
  • Shatranj (does not implement the baring rule yet)
  • Makruk (does not implement counting yet)
  • Standard Chess (without castling)

Most games (excluding Dai and Tenjiku) can be played through the XBoard GUI (version 4.8 and later).

Hexxagon
Hexagonal Ataxx clone
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The goal of the game is to conquer as much of the board as possible. This is done by capturing the opponent’s pieces or by cloning your own. The board is a hexagon built from smaller hexagons.

Hexxagon is just like Ataxx apart from the board design; the Ataxx board is square and the Hexxagon board is hexagonal. Hexxagon also offers alternatives boards.

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Jester
board game similar to Othello
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Simple two-player turn-based strategy game played on an 8x8 grid. Convert the opponent's pieces to your color by bracketing them between your pieces. The game can be played head-to-head on a single screen or by a single player against the computer. Jester allows you to waste valuable time that could otherwise be spent playing Solitaire.

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Londonlaw
Scotland Yard board game with network support
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London Law is an online multiplayer adaptation of the classic Scotland Yard board game (also see Wikipedia), first published by Ravensburger in 1983. The game is unusually asymmetric; one player controls the movements of the criminal Mr. X as he tries to evade Scotland Yard, while another one to five players control five detectives trying to track him down. Mr. X has an advantage in access to transportation routes, and his precise location remains hidden for most of the game. The detectives have only the advantage of superior numbers, so they must work in concert to limit the criminal's options. London Law features an attractive map overlaid on high-resolution satellite imagery.

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Mah-jong
Original Mah-Jong game
Maintainer: Nicolas Boullis
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This is a set of programs to play the original Mah-Jong game: one server, one client for a human player and one client for an AI player. Hence the game can be played by 1 to 4 human players.

You should keep in mind that the original Mah-Jong game has nothing to do with the well-known solitaire game. (It merely uses the same set of tiles.)

If you like the game, please consider making a donation to the (upstream) author. Read /usr/share/doc/mah-jong/README.Debian for details.

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Mancala
Implementation of the simple board game called Mancala
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This is an implementation of the simple, but fun board game known as Mancala. Contains both a user-unfriendly character-based interface, and a nice, user-friendly X11-interface. Be warned: If you just bother to read the rules, you may get hooked on this! For more information about the Mancala family of games, please read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mancala

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Mgt
game record display/editor for the oriental game of go
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Mgt allows the user to examine Go game tree files in the SmartGo format. Mgt also has basic Go game tree editing capabilities and may be used to create or edit game tree files.

Mailgo is a utility which manages E-mail Go games using mgt as the Go board editor. It is included in the mgt package.

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Monopd
Monopoly game network server
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monopd is a dedicated game server daemon for playing Monopoly-like board games. Clients such as gtkAtlantic connect to the server, which manages the game. Note that you do not need to install this server unless you want to use one of the clients offline, or play custom game types.

Currently supported board games are Monopoly(R) and Atlantic, a variation on Monopoly(R).

Morris
Nine men's morris game
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Morris is an implementation of the board game "Nine Men's Morris". Sometimes simply called Mills, Morris, Merrills, or Mühle in German. This implementation supports not only the standard game, but also several rule-variants and different boards. The game supports a strong computer player which learns from past games played.

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Nettoe
networked version of Tic Tac Toe (3x3 Grid) for the console
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NetToe is a console-based version of the classic game "Tic Tac Toe". It's playable against computer AI, a player on the same machine or with another player over the network. It uses a simple 3x3 board.

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Openyahtzee
classic dice game of Yahtzee
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Open Yahtzee is a version of the classic dice game Yahtzee. Also known as Knubbel or Pasch.

Open Yahtzee is built to be a full-featured Yahtzee implementation, with a user-friendly interface including animated dice rolls.

For other implementations see the gtali game in the gnome-games package.

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Peg-e
peg elimination solitaire game
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Peg-E is a peg solitaire game in which you jump over pieces in order to remove them from the board, ultimately trying to eliminate all but one. The boards are randomly generated, with 100 levels of difficulty. The game auto-saves, and has undo-redo capability. Pieces can move horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.

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Peg-solitaire
Board game for one player with pegs
Maintainer: Innocent De Marchi
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Peg solitaire is a board game for one player involving movement of pegs on a board with holes. The program includes over 330 solitaire problems. The program looks for new solutions and it is possible to raise new problems and games.

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Pegsolitaire
education game similar to Hi-Q
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Peg Solitaire is a board game for one player involving movement of pegs on a board with holes. The game fills the entire board with pegs except for the central hole. The objective is, making valid moves, to empty the entire board except for a solitary peg in the central hole.

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Pente
five in a row game for X and the console
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Pente is the English name for the Asian game ni-nuki, which itself is a version of the game go-moku. The game is a variant of the well known five in a row. Placing five stones in a row is one way to win, the other is to capture five pairs of the opponents stones.

Pente can run in three different modes: X, curses or text. You can play against the computer or another human, and there is also support for playing over a network.

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Pentobi
clone of the strategy board game Blokus
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Pentobi is a strategy board game played on a square grid board using playing pieces in the shapes of polyominoes, similar to Tetris pieces. The aim of the game is to place all of your pieces while trying to block your opponent from placing all of theirs.

The game ends when no one can place any more pieces and the winner is determined by calculating the score based on the points of any remaining playing pieces. Bonus points are added for playing every piece and additional bonus points are added if the monomino, the 1x1 square piece, is played last.

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Pgn-extract
Portable Game Notation (PGN) extractor
Maintainer: Vincent Legout
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Pgn-extract is a program to extract selected games from a collection of chess games in PGN format. There are several ways to specify the criteria on which to extract: textual move sequences, the position reached after a sequence of moves, information in the tag fields, and material balance in the ending.

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Phalanx
Chess playing program
Maintainer: Jose G. López
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Phalanx is a simple chess playing program of conventional design. It is xboard compatible. The main aim is to write a slow thinker with a lot of chess specific knowledge. Current version plays risky, active chess and shows quite good tactical performance.

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Pioneers
Settlers of Catan board game
Maintainer: Roland Clobus
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Pioneers is a computer implementation of the Settlers of Catan board game. It can be played over the internet.

The game includes a server, a client, a computer player, an editor and (in a separate package) a metaserver (for locating running servers).

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Pyscrabble
multiplayer scrabble implementation written in Python - client part
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PyScrabble is an online, multiplayer implementation of the popular word game written in Python and featuring:

  • chat and private messaging (online as well as offline)
  • player rankings and server statistics
  • use of ENABLE (Enhanced North American Benchmark LExicon) for English word lookup
  • timed games

The following languages are supported:

  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Serbian

This package contains the client program.

Notice: Scrabble is a registered trademark belonging to Hasbro Inc in the US, and to J.W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel Inc., throughout the rest of the world. Neither the author, Debian, nor this game are affiliated with the Scrabble Crossword Game, Hasbro, Spear & Sons or Mattel in any fashion.

Qgo
Go client and full featured SGF editor
Maintainer: Yann Dirson
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qGo 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. Have a look at the cgoban package if you are interested in a Go client with less package dependencies.

See description of the gnugo package for a short description of the game.

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Quarry
Board games Go, Amazons, and Reversi (a.k.a. Othello)
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Quarry is a multi-purpose GUI for several board games, at present Go, Amazons and Reversi (a.k.a. Othello.) It allows users to play against computer players (third-party programs, e.g. GNU Go or GRhino) or other humans, view and edit game records.

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Ricochet
multi-user networked version of the Ricochet Robots game
Maintainer: Keith Packard
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Ricochet Robots is a multi-player board game which involves each user simultaneously solving a geometric challenge. This implementation is a networked version of the game with both client and server programs written in nickle using the nichrome toolkit.

Scid
chess database with play and training functionality
Maintainer: Jose G. López
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Shane's Chess Information Database is a chess database application with a graphical user interface. You can browse databases of chess games, edit them and search for games by various criteria. Scid uses its own compact and fast database format, but can convert to and from PGN. Its also possible to play live on the internet and practice tactical knowledge.

This package contains the main program.

The package is enhanced by the following packages: phalanx scid-rating-data scid-spell-data
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Sgf2dg
Creates TeX files from Go game records
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Go is a board game from Eastern Asia and TeX is a program for typesetting. sgf2dg converts Go game records in smart-go format (SGF) into TeX files. You can produce camera-ready copies for books or magazines, or simply generate attractive printouts of your (internet) Go games.

sgf2dg includes the Metafont sources for a new set of Go fonts, and a script, sgf2dg (formerly sgf2tex), which translates files in sgf-format into TeX.

Sjeng
chess program that plays many variants
Maintainer: Jotam Jr. Trejo
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Sjeng is a chess program that plays normal chess and many variants like crazyhouse, bughouse, suicide (aka giveaway or anti-chess) and losers. It can also play variants which have the same rules as normal chess, but a different starting position. It uses the XBoard/WinBoard interface by Tim Mann, so it can be used with xboard or eboard. It is also capable of playing on internet chess servers.

Tictactoe-ng
fun, simple, tic tac toe game
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Tic Tac Toe (naughts & crosses) is a simple two player game where the object is to place your shapes on the game board so that you get three in a row either horizontally, vertically, or across one of the diagonals while trying to block your opponent from doing the same.

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Tourney-manager
perl interface to run chess engine tournaments
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Let your chess engines play tournaments against each other. This program manages setup and automatic running engine vs. engine matches, it has an interactive commandline and can start and stop the tournament, show current state and a crosstable. Every game will be displayed in a xboard session and can be observed. All games are stored in portable chess game notation, pgn.

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Uligo
tsumego (go problems) practice tool
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To get stronger at the game of go, it is essential to develop one's reading ability. That is why professionals recommend study of life and death or tesuji (local offensive positions) problems. uliGo is a program that allows you to do that: the computer displays a problem, and asks for the answer. You enter the first move, the computer responds, and so on until you reach the final solution or enter a wrong move.

uliGo includes a stop clock, support for multiple solution paths, and random color selection and board rotation (to avoid rote memorization). It uses the standard SGF format for its problems, so you can easily create your own using any SGF editor (such as CGoban).

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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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Xchain
strategy game for 2-4 players
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Chain Reaction is a classic strategy game for 2-4 players. Players take turns to place tokens on an 8x8 board. When a square exceeds its maximum value, it explodes, setting off the surrounding squares.

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Xfrisk
Server and X11 client for playing risk with humans or AIs
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Risk is a board game played on a map of the world. You control a group of armies and attempt to capture large sections of the world and try to stop your opponents from doing the same thing. You can also choose to play with a mission that you have to accomplish before your opponents do.

xfrisk allows you to play risk against other players over TCP/IP and includes 3 different AI players.

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Xgammon
Implementation of backgammon under X
Maintainer: Joe Nahmias
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This a nicely implemented backgammon with the following features:

  • X11/Xaw interface,
  • a simple file selector and saving dialog,
  • You can edit positions and perform rollouts.
  • Position dump to a mail file in the format used in backgammon newsgroups.
  • Easier movement of stones, by simple button clicks.
  • You can play against an opponent on a remote X-Terminal. (experimental).
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Xmabacus
simulation of the ancient calculator (Motif version)
Maintainer: Innocent De Marchi
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This program is an implementation of the original abacus, it provides the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Roman and Russian version and can be modified to allow others.

This is the Motif version which shows additional functionality. Motif is a GUI widget library for the X Window system.

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Xmahjongg
tile-based solitaire game
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Xmahjongg is a simple implementation of the popular solitaire Mah Jongg game. The object is to remove all 144 tiles from the playing area by matching them two at a time. Xmahjongg is the classical version with little in the way of requirements and enough aesthetical and gameplay features to provide hours and hours of fun.

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Xshogi
X11 frontend to gnushogi
Maintainer: Yann Dirson
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Gnushogi is a computer player for Shogi (Japanese chess).

XShogi provides an X Window interface to play Shogi against gnushogi, and can also be used as an interface for a game between two humans on the same computer.

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Xvier
a "Four in a row" game
Maintainer: Josip Rodin (Chris Lamb)
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Xvier is a simple X game where you and your opponent alternately throw stones into free columns. The stones pile up in the columns, and the goal is to get four stones in a row, in a column or diagonally.

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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.

Texlive-games
TeX Live: Games typesetting
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Setups for typesetting various games, including chess.

This package includes the following CTAN packages:

bartel-chess-fonts -- A set of fonts supporting chess diagrams

chess -- Fonts for typesetting chess boards

chess-problem-diagrams -- A package for typesetting chess problem diagrams

chessboard -- Print chess boards

chessfss -- A package to handle chess fonts

crossword -- Typeset crossword puzzles

crosswrd -- Macros for typesetting crossword puzzles

egameps -- LaTeX package for typesetting extensive games

gamebook -- Typeset gamebooks and other interactive novels

go -- Fonts and macros for typesetting go games

hanoi -- Tower of Hanoi in TeX

havannah -- Diagrams of board positions in the games of Havannah and Hex

hexgame -- Provide an environment to draw a hexgame-board

horoscop -- Generate astrological charts in LaTeX

jigsaw -- Draw jigsaw pieces with TikZ

labyrinth -- Draw labyrinths and solution paths

logicpuzzle -- Typeset (grid-based) logic puzzles

musikui -- Easy creation of "arithmetical restoration" puzzles

onedown -- Typeset Bridge Diagrams

othello -- Modification of a Go package to create othello boards

othelloboard -- Typeset Othello (Reversi) diagrams of any size, with annotations

pas-crosswords -- Creating crossword grids, using TikZ

psgo -- Typeset go diagrams with PSTricks

reverxii -- Playing Reversi in TeX

rubik -- Document Rubik cube configurations and rotation sequences

schwalbe-chess -- Typeset the German chess magazine "Die Schwalbe"

sgame -- LaTeX style for typesetting strategic games

skak -- Fonts and macros for typesetting chess games

skaknew -- The skak chess fonts redone in Adobe Type 1

soup -- Generate alphabet soup puzzles

sudoku -- Create sudoku grids

sudokubundle -- A set of sudoku-related packages

xq -- Support for writing about xiangqi

xskak -- An extension to the skak package for chess typesetting

*Popularitycontest results: number of people who use this package regularly (number of people who upgraded this package recently) out of 200877