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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.

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

AUTHORS
     Christos Zoulas <christos@NetBSD.org>

BSD					December 24, 2003				      BSD
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