Five or More 2014 Tournament Rules
- The tournament begins on July 31st, 2014, and runs until August 14th, 2014.
- You do not need to identify yourself to join. You don't have to sign in with facebook, or google, and your email address is not required.
- If you win, you don't get a prize, but you are declared to be the World Five or More Champion for 2014. (hey, put it on your C.V. or your business card.)
- Download the game sources, compile and run. If compiling is too hard for you, there is a debian package available. If you're not on debian, you're out of luck unless someone volunteers to make packages. The game sends your scores to this scoreboard.
- You're probably going to want to run this game on GNU+Linux in the GNOME environment. No griping because it doesn't work on your Commodore 64, or whatever crazy setup you have.
- You can send as many scores as you like.
- You can only play on the 9x9 game board size.
- You get a maximum of 82 points for making a line of 10 balls. If you manage to make a line of 11 balls, you still only get 82 points.
- You are encouraged to use colourful language when submitting your name with the score. For example if you want to call yourself "John Smith, One bad-ass motherfucker", you can! Names longer than 128 characters are chopped for aesthetic purposes. Hate speech of any kind will be removed, along with your score.
- Cheaters will find that cheating is discouraged on a technical basis. Please don't root my box.
- You can download and replay any score on the scoreboard to inspect it for cheating, or to learn new strategies.
- Tournament chat is on the Freenode network in the #five-or-more channel.
- If email is more your thing, you can leave feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send me a note if you want to volunteer.
- After the tournament is over, the entire score database will be made available for download, so you can have a copy of all of your score files (and everyone else's too).
- The sources for this website are available, so you can run your own tournament if you wish.
If you appreciate this tournament and would like to donate $5 to help me recoup $167 in costs, it would be GREATLY welcomed! Every little donation helps. I hope this digital adventure can break even with the help of generous people like you.
$5 dollars has been received so far, and this button will go away once $167 has been reached.