Category: board

TIC TAC TOE

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Back in 1975 we developed a version of Tic Tac Toe that runs on the IBM System/360 or System/370 mainframe using a standard 3270 terminal. FORTRAN is standard for all mainframes from 1958 onwards. The code shown is standard FORTRAN IV which IBM developed and its largely compatible with more recent standards. FORTRAN arrays are …

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BOARD GAMES

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Chess, checkers, Monopoly and so on are all very old. Board games have been discovered even in the ruins of old villages and towns. Early mainframe games were inspired by classic board games,  Some games are based on pure strategy, but many contain an element of chance; and some are purely chance, with no element of …

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MONOPOLY

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Monopoly was released in 1903 by Elizabeth Magie and Charles Farrow who also developed the game. Monopoly is a board game. Today Hasbro owns the rights to the game. They have modified the game several times to perpetuate the copyright and trademark. Patents have expired. On February 23, 1983 the NY Times reported a earlier court ruled …

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