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Kuba

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kuba.zip (152.94 MB)
MD5: dea14cc9c9d794b7bfdf07c9797584a7
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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"Kuba CD-ROM is played with marbles on a seven-by-seven grid, by two players. At the start of each game, 13 neutral marbles occupy the center of the board in a diamond shape. Each player has eight marbles divided into two groups of four located in two of the four corners of the grid. The beginning configuration of player marbles is determined during setup prior to gameplay.

The victory conditions are to push seven neutral marbles off the edge of the grid, push all your opponent's marbles off the board, or leave him with no valid moves. Marbles are moved horizontally or vertically, with no jumping or diagonal moves allowed. Each time a player pushes a marble off the grid he can move again, until no more marbles are removed. To avoid stalemates caused by simply pushing the same marbles back and forth, if a single marble or a row of marbles with an opponent's marble at the end is pushed, he cannot push back on the next move but must wait until the following turn.

As convoluted as the rules may sound (e.g., no marble actually replaces another on the grid -- it 'pushes' only if the adjacent space next to the marble being pushed is open), gameplay is quite simple with the computer moving pieces rather than players manually doing so on a game board. The computer offers four levels of difficulty and you can count on the hard level being tough, as the computer rarely makes errors when cranked up to that level. When playing solitaire against the computer, replay, hint, and undo options are available for the human participant, though the latter two are disabled when playing over the Internet or a network." ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide

External link
Download from Mega.Co.Nz

Also known as "Traboulet" or "Akiba." See the designer's own Traboulet page.

Read more at BoardGameGeek and BoardSpace.

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Architecture: PPC

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by MCP - 2011, October 10 - 3:17pm

Now available is the full version of the game. Be sure to check out the link at the bottom of the description for the original designer's webpage, where you can find a history of the game.