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Topic: Variation (game)

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  Variation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Variation means an instance of change or the rate or magnitude of change.
Calculus of variations, in which δf is called the variation of the function f, is a field of mathematics which deals with functions of functions.
Variance (variation is a misnomer though), in statistics a measure of the spread of a variable
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Variation   (190 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Variation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Variation (game) - the process whereby the community of players, rather than any officiating authority, adapts the rules for informal play.
Variation (music) - a formal technique where material is altered during repetition; reiteration with changes.
Variation can also be a misnomer of variance, term used in statistics: a measure of the spread of the variable.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Variation   (243 words)

 Fighting game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Fighting game" is a term confusingly and interchangeably used, often depending on locality, to describe two separate genres of video games: "Versus fighting games" (or "fighters") and "Beat'em ups", in which players fight each other or computer-controlled enemies, usually employing some variation of the martial arts.
Along with fixed shoot 'em ups, they are traditionally at home in the arcades, and are considered separate from sports games such as wrestling, boxing and "ultimate fighting" games.
In the most common variation, players can move away and toward the screen as well as left and right, although earlier scrolling fighting games such as Kung Fu Master were more likely to allow only single-dimensional or linear (horizontal) movement, plus jumping.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fighting_game   (309 words)

 Online Gambling Reviews & Best Casinos - Encyclopedia
While the house's reasoning behind this move towards multiple gaming types is obvious - to draw in a larger segment of the gaming population - the player also benefits from the increased selection.
Poker is a card game in which players bet into a communal pot during the course of a hand, and in which the player holding the best hand at the end of the betting wins the pot.
Note that in most games in which the ace plays low, a pair of aces is lower than a pair of deuces, just as an ace is lower than a deuce.
www.casinostates.com /gate.html?name=Encyclopedia   (9320 words)

This applet implements several variations of the basic game which differ in the pits which may be played, when a turn is finished, and when the game is finished.
If the game is a symmetric variation, then players are free to choose any of the play pits on their turn, and the game is finished when all the play pits are empty.
In the asymmetric variations, a player may only choose one of her or his own play pits, and the game is finished when either player can no longer make a move.
www.elf.org /mankala/Mankala.html   (988 words)

 Invented Card Games
This game by Ren Petrone is related to the traditional British game of Black Maria, with penalty scores for the ace, king and queen of spades.
Although this game, contributed by Jeffrey Cannon, has the layout of a combat game, "battles" are conducted by matching number or suit, as in eights games.
A draw domino game by Bill Perkins, which is won either by playing all of your dominoes or by playing a particular double, designated as the 'wild' double; also a variation Willynilly in which the double blank is 'wild'.
www.pagat.com /invented   (11360 words)

 cribbage game rules
In England, it is primarily a pub game - indeed, it is one of the few games allowed by Statute to be played for small stakes.
Cribbage is considered to be a Game of Skill where players must balance a number of different objectives, remain quick-witted enough to recognize combinations in order to beat their opponent.
In a non-standard cribbage variation, some play that if the loser scores 61-90 points in 121 pt game, he/she is skunked and loses a double stake; if the loser scores 60 or fewer, he/she is double skunked and loses a triple (or quadruple) stake.
www.gamecolony.com /cribbage_game_rules.shtml   (2344 words)

 hello, nintendo: Penn & Teller's Magic Bus Veers Right
Both games overcompensate for their lack of variance in game play with over-the-top psychedelic graphics and sound effects.
There's literally no end to the variation of games to play, which is one reason that Madden is one of the few true blockbuster video games year after year.
a recent game i played was the falling sand game at http://chir.ag/stuff/sand/ where each element is represented minimally, yet it is a representation that grows and changes with the player's intervention and interpretation over the course of a game.
hello.typepad.com /hello_nintendo/2006/02/penn_tellers_ma.html   (2085 words)

 Rules of Card Games: Shithead
Shithead is a beating game in which the players try to avoid being the last to get rid of all their cards.
In games of more than two players the joker is treated in one of three ways: as glass (like a 7) or with a value of 7, or with a value of 2.
Leon Russell's Java game of Karma is a two player game against the computer, each player starting with five face down, five face up and five hand cards.
www.pagat.com /beating/shithead.html   (2543 words)

 domino game rules
At the beginning of a game, the hands are dealt by randomly shuffling all tiles and distributing seven (7) tiles (also called bones or dominoes) to each player.
Once the winning piece is placed on the chain, the game is over and the players expose their remaining pieces to be counted in the scoring.
In this case, the end of the game is determined when the boneyard is empty and all players pass consecutively (i.e., none of the players may make a legal play).
www.gamecolony.com /domino_game_rules.shtml   (1728 words)

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The sharp variation introduced by Black's fourth move was for many years considered to be inferior and rarely appeared in master practice but suddenly it has become all the rage.
He was probably seeking to improve on such games as Marshall-Rubinstein, Bad Kissingen 1928 (5 e3 b5 6 a4 Qb6?) and Rokhlin-Ilin Genevsky, USSR 1926 (5 e4 b5 6 a4 b4?!) or was quite possibly unaware of those games too.
It is also a little unfair to disqualify Abrahams on the grounds that his game with Allcock does not count as introducing the variation into master practice, his victory over Ragozin being 16 years too late, when he was after all analysing and playing the line in the intervening years.
www.chesscafe.com /text/kibitz02.txt   (1204 words)

 Game Revolution PC Review Page - Game Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The game has been featured on so many web-sites and in so many magazines it would make your head spin, so bear with me for a moment while I repeat what you might have already heard.
Lastly, the entire game is continuous, and the only breaks are the brief loading times.
Both texture quality and variation are much better, which result in a better variety of settings.
www.gamerevolution.com /oldsite/games/pc/action/half-life.htm   (927 words)

 Chinese Checkers - Play this variation of Classic Chinese checkers game - but this one is quite challenging.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Play this variation of Classic Chinese checkers game - but this one is quite challenging.
This is another variation of the classic Chinese checkers game and a real brain buster.
The idea of the game is to beat your opponent by clearing as many pieces as possible from the board.
chinese-checkers.freeonlinegames.com   (147 words)

 Dueling Gods Mafia Game
In one variation the gods actually try to help their own mafia win, by helping them select who to kill.
Without knowing for sure who is and is not mafia once people die eliminates the significance of watching who votes for who and eliminates the availability of certain advanced strategies such as mafia nominating and then voting off their own mafia to confuse the citizens.
We have found that it makes the game more fun when the citizens and the mafia know whether or not the cop and doctor are still alive.
www.johnwcooper.com /mafia-the-game.htm   (2785 words)

 Variation on Game Mechanics: Dice Pool - HERO GAMES Discussion Boards
I'd be inclined to vary the mechanic somewhat so that the extra dice provided by Luck are exclusive to the character with Luck.
If the dice in the pool are trending high, I'd definitely swap a 1 from my damage roll for a 5 or 6, not so much to improve my damage but to enhance the pool for the next guy whose to hit (or skill) roll goes poorly.
If the game is KA heavy, I'll probably seriously consider swapping my Stun Multiple die to push the numbers up higher.
www.herogames.com /forums/showthread.php?t=39737   (3117 words)

 GameDev.net - Targeting - A variation of dead reckoning
Targeting is a variation of dead reckoning where a remote player moves about a local player's game instance through persistent interpolation toward an uninterpolating and dynamic position.
According to your instance of the game, you shot the alien right when you were directly in front of it.
However, to keep the game real, the laser has to come from your ship at the position we will call (ox,oy).
www.gamedev.net /reference/articles/article1370.asp   (1561 words)

 Variation - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
Variation (ballet) - pas seul: a solo dance or dance figure
When present in a normal distribution it is measured using standard deviation as the sum of the squared deviations from the mean.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/v/a/r/Variation.html   (230 words)

 NIH Curriculum Supplement Series for High School - Human Genetic Variation
Game, and class inventory of traits introduce notion that genes and the environment influence the diversity of humans.
A game explores the links between genetic variation, environmental factors, and disease prevention.
A family's case study on genetic variation testing exemplifies difficult moral and social questions for our society.
science-education.nih.gov /Customers.nsf/HSGenetic?OpenForm&CS_11=false&CS_12=false&CS_13=false&CS_22=false&   (200 words)

 Games On the Net (Davis Virtual Market) updated 5/10/01
An amusing variation of Asteroids is Shatneroids and an equally inspiring variation of Space Invaders is Bill Vaders.
Mancala There are many variations on the rules of this game, and we've implemented a few for your enjoyment.
The game is often played (in the real world) with a wooden board, using beads, seeds or just about any other counter imaginable.
virtual-markets.net /vme/preserve/homepage.html   (1268 words)

 The Gadgeteer - Big Money Palm OS Game Review
The game is also quite playable on a HandEra 330, although it's a little sluggish unless you play in center or upper left mode.
However, I do think that the two games are very similar and asking folks who have already shelled out $15 for Collapse to pay that fee again for a similar game isn't entirely reasonable, although the game is worth buying.
As future variants of the game come out (assuming more are planned), this becomes more and more of an issue.
www.the-gadgeteer.com /bigmoney-review.html   (1049 words)

 Blackjack Encyclopedia of Casino Twenty-One: D
The DI is a number based on a relationship between the win-rate and the standard deviation for a particular game.
A game variation first introduced at Bob Stupak's Vegas World (October 1979) in Las Vegas in which the dealer's hole-card is exposed.
In these types of games you can generally be assured that some rules have been changed to restore to the house its overall edge.
www.bjrnet.com /member/bjapr/D.htm   (1606 words)

 Online Video Poker
If you find the right game variation, use the right strategy, and have the right bankroll, you can be a long-term winner.
There are more variations of video poker than most other casino games, and knowledge of which machine is which and how they act is valuable information.
Each variation requires its own strategy, and you should know where the best pay tables are for each game.
www.pagerealm.com /videopoker   (260 words)

 Chapter 42. Variant Game Rules
There are a number of variations in the sequence of game play offered by different casinos.
In addition to having variations on the player's strategy, we also need to have variations on the casino rules.
This variation is often used in single-deck games.
homepage.mac.com /s_lott/books/oodesign/htmlchunks/ch42.html   (367 words)

 EverQuest II Hands-On Preview - PC News at GameSpot
These games let you choose a character from a list of different races and professions, then gradually gain power through experience levels and equipment you acquire on adventures with other, like-minded players.
That was one of the first games to take the addictive, hack-and-slash action of role-playing games and bring it online in a huge and colorful 3D world.
The game lets you interact with most objects and characters by double-left-clicking, though you can also right-click a character or object to bring up a context-sensitive menu that will let you open a closed chest or greet (or reply to) a chatty character.
www.gamespot.com /pc/rpg/everquest2/preview_6092895.html   (978 words)

 Chess openings: Scotch Game (C45)
Actually the first game I posted above is a really good example of this variation and how fl sets up a blistering attack by sacrificing the exchange.
The other variation that Gutman spends most of the time in the book is what he calls the modern variation (5.Nc3) is the most popular variation.
My game felt unnatural if I had the pawns on their normal diagonals, close to my base.
www.chessgames.com /perl/chessopening?eco=C45   (2397 words)

 14.1/etc/GAME   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Overall variation: All played moves up to the current location, and the rest of the current variation.
A game is said to be normalized if the following holds: - There are no subvariation of length 0.
Such variations can be reparented to make the game normalized.
user.cs.tu-berlin.de /~kunegis/babychess/download/14.1/etc/GAME.html   (203 words)

 Tetrollapse Advanced - Download Tetrollapse Advanced - New variation of Tetris game with 50 different levels for your ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The rules of Tetris game are simple and well known.
The purpose of the game is not allowing the pieces to over-fill the board.
The game "Tir" is an logical arcade with original...
www.sharewareriver.com /product.php?id=13166   (304 words)

 Playing 21 Program -- Wager Variation
The game Blackjack is half Card Counting, half knowing how to play every hand, and half Wager Variation.
That is important to the overall game, but does not compare to that of Wager Variation.
All we did was vary a few bets from $10 to $20 (Plus 8), $40 (Plus 9) and then $60 at Plus 10.
www.playing21.com /content/20oddcardtheory.htm   (782 words)

 ,, "Khauna Wizard" Variation - Wizard Card Game Community Forums - powered by XMB
We play the game at lunchtime at work with as many as 7 players.
The game was introduced to us from some people who were moved up from Emco Wheaton in Raleigh, North Carolina to the Syltone Industries, LLC plant in Louisville, Kentucky during a company relocation move in 1999.
We have had a daily lunchtime game for the last 5 years with as many as 7 players.
www.wizardcards.com /viewthread.php?tid=367   (564 words)

 Java(TM) Boutique Action Game Applets
SnakePit applet is a variation of a simple yet addictive game that has been ported to countless platforms.
ZSnake is a snake-based game with 16 levels, 5 difficulty levels, 3 different kind of apples to eat.
A quick moving game where you have to catch the rain with your pad while avoiding nasty fireballs and falling bombs.
javaboutique.internet.com /games/action.html   (1184 words)

 Macworld: Game Room: Aquadot!red
Pac Man clones have been a staple of computer gaming since the original arcade game burst on the scene in the early 1980s.
The game has a simple storyline behind it -- basically, you're trapped in a dream, or nightmare, of being this poor aquadot in a maze.
Graphics for this 2D maze game are simple and effective, and animation is smooth.
www.macworld.com /weblogs/gameroom/2005/04/aquadot/index.php?lsrc=mwrss-0405   (653 words)

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