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XNumbers

XNumbers is a kind of turn-based table/math game – you may need some computing skills to win against the computer or your selected foe.

Name: Xnumbers
Category: Table game

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About the game:

XNumbers is a kind of turn-based table/math game – you may need some computing skills to win against the computer or your selected foe.

Upon startup, a table can be seen with buttons, each button has a value associated with it, in a range based on the type of the table. The “type” of table can be “balanced” or “unbalanced”.
“Balanced” table means that the values in the table cells occur in a range of (n*n)/2, where “n” is the size of the table. For example, if “n” is 6, the numbers occurs in a range of -18..+18 – with the exclusion of the zero. The total amount of these random-generated numbers equals zero.

“Unbalanced” table means that the values in the table cells occur in a range of -30..+30 and the proportion of the negative numbers is 1/4 – there will be three times as many positive numbers than negatives, both of these serials are also random-generated. The number 0 also may occur.


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The game is divided into rounds. In each round, the actual player can make one and only one move or step. To make a move, simply tap the desired button. The first player has to choose his/her move from the selected horizontal row (at the first move, this is the very first row of the table), the second one has to choose from the selected vertical row. Note that the actual player’s move will determinate the next player’s available row or column.

The goal of the game is simple – you have to gain more points to win against the opponent. Gaining points is simple, all you have to do is select the desired button with the requested value. Upon selection/tapping, the value of the selected/tapped button will be added to the total points of the actual player. Note that selecting negative numbers will decrease the totals.

Remember, a value that seems to be the most promising in a row or column is not always the best move you can make – examine the table and its values before you choose.

The game ends when all the buttons/values are selected from the actual row or column – when no more moves can be taken. The player who has the most points at the end is the winner. You can play against the computer or one of your buddies. The size of table is adjustable through the Settings screen (from 4×4 to 10×10) along with the skill of the computer opponent (from easy to nightmare).

Have a good play!

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