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quintette.sit (121.68 KB)
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For System 1 - 5 - System 6.x
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Quintette_Disk.img_.sit (120.84 KB)
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This game works with: Mini vMac

Quintette is an adaptation of the game "Pente", based on the Japanese game ninuki-renju, itself a variant of renju or gomoku. Despite Quintette's marketing claims, Pente was created and popularized by Gary Gabrel while working at Hideaway Pizza in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The adaptation for Macintosh, Quintette, can be played between a human and the computer, or a combination of the two.

From Wikipedia:

Pente is a strategy board game for two or more players, created in 1977 by Gary Gabrel, a dishwasher at Hideaway Pizza, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Customers played Pente at Hideaway Pizza on checkerboard tablecloths while waiting for their orders to arrive. Thirty years later, patrons are still playing Pente at Hideaway Pizza, although now with roll-up Pente boards. Pente is based on the Japanese game ninuki-renju, a variant of renju or gomoku that is played on a Go board of 19x19 intersections with white and black stones. Like ninuki-renju, Pente allows captures, but Pente added a new opening rule. In the nineteenth century, gomoku was introduced to Britain where it was known as "Go Bang" (this term is borrowed from Japanese "goban" 碁盤 meaning "go board").

See also: Dutil's Jack, Five Stones


Architecture: 68k

Crashes under Mac OS 7.


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by Idéfix - 2018, December 20 - 1:02am

I have uploaded the manual and two more screenshots of this great little game. I have also added an image disk re-packaged to make it easier to use with Mini vMac. 32 years after its release, this software still beats me easily and I am still amazed by the sober esthetics of its interface.