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JSW 2012 Vol.7(2): 256-262 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.7.2.256-272

Research and Implementation of Dots-and-Boxes Game System

Shuqin Li1, Dongming Li1, and Xiaohua Yuan2

1Department of Computer Science, Beijing Information& Science Technology University, Beijing 100192, P.R. China
2College of Information, Shanghai Ocean University,Shanghai 201306, P.R. China

Abstract—This paper has studied the game rules, victory or defeat rules, and the key techniques of Dots-and-Boxes, and has designed and realized one 6×6 Dots-and-Boxes based on the representing method of Strings and Coins. By corresponding Dots-and-Boxes chessboard to strings and coins chessboard, the proposed representing method is not only intuitive and convenient in chessboard representation, but also has other 3 merits which include: (1) can reduce the size of representing data largely, and simplify the chessboard stored matrix, thus easy to store and analysis the data, (2) help to judge the key chains and rings among elements of chessboard, and (3) help to calculate the number of chains, and apply the long-chain rule. In the 4th machine gambling tournament took in 2010, the realized Dots-and-Boxes system gained the second best, which indicates the feasibility of the proposed chessboard representing method and the validity of the Dots-and-Boxes system.

Index Terms—Computer game; dots and boxes; description of chessboard; Strings and Coins


Cite:Shuqin Li,Dongming Li,and Xiaohua Yuan, "Research and Implementation of Dots-and-Boxes Game System," Journal of Software vol. 7, no.2, pp. 256-262, 2012.

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