cardwords is a card game for your computer running Linux
probably run on other flavors of Unix, too).
This software is in alpha state. It is possible to play a game against the computer or against other players over the net, but it is not very comfortable yet.
cardwords is a client/server based program. The server
accepts connections from clients all over the internet and manages
One client can authenticate as the owner and that client's
user can do some administrative jobs such as deciding to add words to
the dictionary of valid words while the others can not.
You can play against other people over the internet or against as many
computer generated robots as you like. Or against a mix of both.
I want to have different clients in the long run. At the moment there
is only a
gtk client which requires
xwindows with scalable fonts,
I would like to
have also a text mode client using
ncurses or inside
In the game you get cards showing a character and points. You try to lay words with them on the table in a crossword-like way.
You can customize the game.
However, this has currently to be done by editing some text files.
I want to have tools for this task in the long run,
but for customizing the game now, I will describe the format of the
various files concerned in Customizing
cardwords, chapter 3.
These files are