The Doctor Quarto GameThis game was written for Christoph Tenzers PhD celebration.
Game PlayThe original game is a wooden field with 16 distinct figures. Each figure has 4 properties: it is round/square, black/white, small/tall and marked/unmarked.
The game is played by 2 people. A turn starts by player
It's really a fun game! You should give it a try.
For the PhD celebration, Chris had to play this game with a theme covering his PhD, hobbies and personal life. While in the original board game, the distinguishers are round/square, black/white, small/tall and marked/unmarked, the distinguishers in Chris version are: astronomy-related/not astronomy-related, a Person/not a Person, a Robot/ not a Robot, fictional/real.
This adds a whole new level of complexity, ... but he just got a PhD, right :-)
This computer version is an extremely simple implementation of a themable board. No checking for winners, etc. Just the board and the pieces.
InstallationInstallation is very easy if you use Ubuntu. I have setup a ppa (personal package archieve) on launchpad:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stefan-schwarzburg/drquarto sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install drquarto
Getting the sourceYou can find the source code at launchpad, but without the theme that was played at the celebration, because I do not want to share his personal pictures...
If you like the game, you can just grab the code and improve it. Technologies are Python, Gtk, and cairo. Merge requests are always welcome...
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