Magic Stones is a graphical representation of the board game Mage Stones (a game published by TSR, of Dungeons and Dragons fame), and was written in BASIC09 for the OS-9 operating system. It allows games with 2 to 6 players, which can be any mix of computer and human players. It has built in help, and has a rather unique feature in that you can change which players are human or computer controlled in the middle of game play, and change (up to) all 6 players between Computer and Human control. Nice if somebody pops by, or has to leave, in the middle of the game. The object of the game is to be the first player to place all of your stones on the board. Each player gets a certain number of colored stones (how many depends on how many active players are in the game). The computer will pick a random column for each player to play a stone in, and the player can pick any row in that column to place their stone (as long as it is not already occupied). The middle row is a "safe" safe zone; once you place a stone there, it can never be knocked out. In all other columns, if you can surround another player's stone(s) with your own (similar to Othello), you will bump those other stones off of the board. A nice, colorful, casual game.
Title: Magic Stones
Author: Floyd Resler
Publisher: Shareware via Compuserve
Requires: Color Computer 3, 256K RAM, disk.
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