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Boku is a relatively new abstract game for two player.

I am the year 2000 World Champion of the game and I hope to tell you more about the game, the strategy, the oppening move but currently I will reference work from other.

An article

An article on the game writen by John Knoderer as been publish on Mind Sports Worldwide web site.

The rules

A very nice picture that is better than any rule explanation I can give. If you want to see other pictures of the event are also available. You will see me, other winner and the author of the game.

Credit for the picture

I need to give credit to the Mind Sports Olympiad where all those picture where shout and to their website, www.msoworld.com. Also I want once again thanks the photographer, John 'MazeMan' Knoderer. All those pictures are copyright 2000 by www.msoworld.com in the United Kingdom and by John Knoderer in the United States. Permission is given for any reasonable use, especially by newspapers and magazines and other publications covering the Mind Sports Olympiad.

Contacting the distributor

I must thanks Eric Johnson mailto:eric@londongame.com from the 'London Game Company' http://www.londongame.com/. He is the manufacturer of the game Boku in UK. Thanks to him I have discover the game in 'Hamlet', I have been inform of the World Championship, and thanks to him I have more money on my bank account.

Just for your information, the inventor is named 'Rob Nelson', I have his e-mail addresse but I have been told he is not reading it frequently.

Zillions-of-Games version of the game

I made a computer version of the game Boku using Zillions-of-Games. Unfortunatly the author of the game does not like the idea of you being able to play the game for free. So currently I am not releasing this game (even if a few friend have their own copy because they helped me troubleshooting the game.

Richard's PBeM version of the game

Somebody asked me to implement a Play By eMail version of the game on Richard's PBeM Server. And after some thinking, talking with Richard and a lot of programming/testing (including live on a clone of Richard's server. I can no happily release a GPL version of my source code for Hexafive for Richard's PBeM server.

Due to unsupported extention on Freeserver (.tgz), I give you too link to click in order to try to download the source code of the game hexafive.tgz or hexafive.zip. Currently I don't know if Richard (or someone else will install this code on their server, I hope so, maybe by popular request (but don't waist Richard time by spamming him.

I use to have an issue with that way Richard make his code "open" by letting you read it, but keep the right to use it for profit. My code is GPL so it is fine for him to do so. And if Richard can make a few $ some day, it will pay him for the service to the community. If you want more discution on the "linking GPL to non-GPL" you can check my other PBeM game Zenix or should I say Xeniz.

ASCII version of the game

I use to spend hours to make a nice ASCII signature for my e-mail, I still have some practice of ASCII-art, so here is a version of the game:

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Graphic version of the board of the game

I know that some peaple do not recognise ASCII art as a real art. I definitively do believe ASCII painting and drawing can make a marvelious 'chef d'oeuvre'. Maybe this is because in 1991 when I discovered the internet, it was on a text terminal ;-). And I used ftp and gopher long before mosaic... But I must admit that nowdays, the web without picture wouldn't be that nice.

So please find here a graphic version of the board:

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