Crazy Nick's Software Picks: King Graham's Board Game Challenge


In the summer of 1992 Sierra combined mini arcade sequences, casino and board games that were originally included in various adventure and Hoyle games, and released these mini compilations as budget releases in blister cards under the title Crazy Nick's Software Picks. These contained a single 3.5" floppy and were released for the PC only. Five such compilations were released. King Graham's Board Game Challenge contains the games Backgammon and Checkers that were originally games included in Hoyle Official Book of Games Volume 3: Great Board Games.

The object of Backgammon is to be the first to move all one's pieces 'Home'. One player moves his pieces in a clockwise direction and the other player moves his pieces in a counterclockwise direction with the pieces advancing corresponding to the numbers on the thrown dice. When one of your pieces lands on a point which has only one opponent's piece on it, then the opponent's piece is sent to the 'Bar' and the opponent cannot proceed until it is reentered on the board.

Checkers is an ancient game of strategy where opponents try to capture all of the other players' pieces or render them immobile. Each player has 12 checkers (called pawns) which may only move forward on the diagonals. When a pawn advances to the opponent's back row, that pawn becomes a King and may now move backwards on the diagonals as well as forward. Pieces move only 1 space at a time unless you can make a jump, in which case you may move two spaces to the empty space just beyond the opponent's piece, which is then removed from the board.

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- Crazy Nick's Software Picks: King Graham's Board Game Challenge at MobyGames