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Old 07-22-2012, 07:36 PM
Thomas Thurman
 
Default Bug#682398: ITP: cows-and-bulls -- Words-based version of the cows and bulls game

On 22 July 2012 18:54, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:

Hi there,



Interesting! *Not a game I've ever heard of before, but the package

description covers it thoroughly.
*

Perhaps not under that name, but this is more widely known these days by the name of its 1970 commercial version, "Mastermind".

See:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastermind_%28board_game%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulls_and_cows


Various forms of the game, not all word-based, are already in the archive:

$ apt-cache search mastermind
4digits - guess-the-number game, aka Bulls and Cows
ace-of-penguins - penguin-themed solitaire games

colorcode - advanced clone of the MasterMind code-breaking game
gnome-mastermind - Mastermind (TM) clone for GNOME Desktop
gtkboard - many board games in one program
sgt-puzzles - Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection - 1-player puzzle games


Of course that doesn't preclude the addition of another.

T
 
Old 07-22-2012, 08:07 PM
Guruprasad
 
Default Bug#682398: ITP: cows-and-bulls -- Words-based version of the cows and bulls game

Hi Thomas,

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 1:06 AM, Thomas Thurman <thomas@thurman.org.uk> wrote:
> On 22 July 2012 18:54, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
>> Interesting! Not a game I've ever heard of before, but the package
>> description covers it thoroughly.
>>
> Perhaps not under that name, but this is more widely known these days by the
> name of its 1970 commercial version, "Mastermind".

>From what I could find on the internet, games that are "Mastermind"
clones seem to be based on colors or numbers.

> Various forms of the game, not all word-based, are already in the archive:
>
> $ apt-cache search mastermind
> 4digits - guess-the-number game, aka Bulls and Cows
> ace-of-penguins - penguin-themed solitaire games
> colorcode - advanced clone of the MasterMind code-breaking game
> gnome-mastermind - Mastermind (TM) clone for GNOME Desktop
> gtkboard - many board games in one program
> sgt-puzzles - Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection - 1-player puzzle
> games

I checked all these packages and none of them has a word-based version
of "Mastermind"/"Cows and bulls".

> Of course that doesn't preclude the addition of another.

The game is implemented in a single .cpp file and I was already told
that this could be a vanity package, not sure if it really is. Either
way, let me package it and upload it to the mentors site.

Thanks & Regards,
Guruprasad.


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