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Dots and Boxes game.

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December 24, 2003
DAB(6) BSD Games Manual DAB(6)

NAME

dab — Dots and Boxes game

SYNOPSIS

dab [-aw] [-n ngames] [-p ⟨c|h⟩⟨c|h⟩] [xdim [ydim]]

DESCRIPTION

dab is a game where each player tries to complete the most boxes. A turn consists of putting one border of a box; the player setting the fourth and final border of a box gets the point for the box and has another turn. The keys used are the vi keys: k for up, j for down, h for left, and l for right. To switch between even and odd rows, use one of the following keys: u (diagonal right up), y (diagonal left up), b (diagonal left down), n (diagonal right down); ⟨space⟩ sets a new border, CTRL-L and CTRL-R redraw the screen, and q quits the game. Support options are: -a Don't use the alternate character set. -n ngames ngames games will be played. (Especially useful in -p cc mode.) -p ⟨c|h⟩⟨c|h⟩ Select which of the two players is a human or a computer. The first argu‐ ment is the first player; c stands for computer and h for human. -w Wait for a character press between games. xdim and ydim define the size of the board in the x and y dimensions.

AUTHORS

Christos Zoulas ⟨@NetBSD.org⟩

SEE ALSO

Elwyn R. Berlekamp, The Dots and Boxes Game: Sophisticated Child's Play, A K Peters, 2000, http://www.akpeters.com/book.asp?bID=111.
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