The most difficult intellectual game Quadrotone, new edition
An intellectual game of extreme complexity. But outwardly it looks like a four-color children's mosaic. A game that requires good logic and strong intuition. The idea of the game, programming and design are mine.
How to play Quadrotone
How to play Quadrotone
The game can be accessed from the main page of the site, for example from the main menu::
You need to log in (or register if you are playing for the first time):
Then you will be taken to the table of planned games (if there are no real opponents, you will be asked to play with the server bot):
Clicking on a row of the table means your intention to play with this opponent, which you must confirm by clicking on the "Join the game" button:
After that, you need to wait for the start of the game:
At the beginning of the game, the opponents are given their chips, which are placed on the panel on the right (on small screens it will be at the bottom):
The information panel shows the score of the game, whose current move is indicated, and also control buttons are shown there. The display of these buttons depends on the current state of the game:
Pressing the "Info" button shows additional information on the game, as well as additional control buttons:
Detailed information on the methods of making moves is described in the Rules of the Game. Here we will briefly describe how moves are made in terms of the user interface.
The next 3 screenshots show the placement of a chip on the field from the panel of chips dealt to you at the beginning of the game. You click on the desired chip on the panel:
After that, click on the large square of the playing field where you want to place this chip:
If you need to swap the small squares of the chips placed on the field, you press the "Turn chip" button. One click rotates the chip 90% clockwise, 2 clicks - 180%, 3 rotates on -90% (270%):
The next 4 screenshots show the rotation of the chips previously placed on the playing field. It is not necessary that they were exhibited by you. You click on the desired chip
and then click on the "Turn chip" button:
The following 2 screenshots show a similar action for another chip:
The next 3 screenshots show the moving to another place of the chip previously placed on the playing field, followed by its rotation. You click on the desired chip:
Then click on the place of the playing field where you want to move it, and it immediately appears there:
Then you can rotate this chip around its center by clicking on the "Turn chip" button:
You can swap chips previously placed on the playing field, further rotating them around their centers, if you need it. Swapping of 2 chips occurs by successive clicks on each of these chips. Then you can rotate these chips using the "Turn chip" button. The following 5 screenshots show the swapping of 2 chips with simultaneous rotation:
In one move, you can move the chips across the field with their rotation, and swap them with rotation, and simply rotate the pieces without moving them. The game has limits on the number of moves with a certain number of chips involved in such moves. For example, for 8 chips you can make only one such move, for 7 - only 2, and so on. For more details see the Rules of the Game.
The following is a video illustrating the previously said:
Let's take a closer look at the winning combinations from the above video.
The ones show the one-color pattern, two - the one-color chain, three - the surrounding of a small square by one color:
The ones show the one-color pattern, twos - the one-color chain (in this case, it coincides with the winning pattern), threes - the surrounding of small squares of chips by one color:
The ones and twos show one-color chains, threes - the surrounding of small squares of chips by one color (with the use in the surrounding of edges of the playing field):
The ones show the one-color pattern, twos - the one-color chain (in this case, it coincides with the winning pattern), three - the surrounding of the small square by one color:
The ones show the one-color pattern, twos and threes - one-color chains:
The ones and twos show one-color patterns, threes - one-color chain:
The following video shows some part of the functionality of the application: