Projects / Holtz


Holtz is an implementation of the abstract strategy games Zrtz and Dvonn from the GIPF project. Zertz is about placing and capturing marbles on a shrinking board. Dvonn is about moving stacks of pieces. The higher the stack, the faster it moves, so the tension increases until the very end. Holtz allows playing locally, over a TCP/IP network, or against a rudimentary AI. It also offers some user hints for an easy start into the game.

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Recent releases

  •  18 Apr 2014 21:21

    Release Notes: New game supported: Bloks. Bloks is a strategic board game for two or four players. Every player has twenty-one differently shaped stones. Alternately, they place one of them on the board according to some simple rules until no space is left.

    •  17 Aug 2009 21:36

      Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in the Dvonn AI that caused it to lose intentionally on the final moves sometimes.

      •  21 Jul 2009 15:25

        Release Notes: A new game Relax, which is based on "Take it easy", has been added.

        •  17 Dec 2007 07:46

          Release Notes: The variant tree can be visualized and navigation was enabled. A bug in loading PBM games was fixed. A bug in that was causing compile problems with wxWidgets library was fixed. A bug when deleting an AI thread (e.g. when switching between Zertz and Dvonn) was fixed. The RPM is dynamically linked to wxGTK. Backward compatibility with wxWidgets 2.6 is now ensured when using "./configure --enable-wx_2_6". Spec files for several RPM based distributions are used with the opensuse build service.

          •  03 Sep 2007 21:01

            Release Notes: Zertz and Dvonn are supported. This release has a more robust network protocol, and fewer bugs than previous versions.


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