World of Sweets 0.1
"Similar to, but legally distinct from Candyland - 10/10" - New York Review of Games
How to play
Initiate the game through gradle with the run command:
Gameplay & Game Modes:
This game supports 2-4 players, all of which can be either human or AI.
Players take turns drawing cards from a deck and moving their token to the apporpriate space on the board. The majority of the spaces contain simple colors, but there are also a number of special spaces which can only be reached by drawing certain cards. The first player to reach the last square on the board wins the game.
In classic mode, gameplay is simple. There are two types of regular cards: singles and doubles:
- Singles: The player moves their token to the next space with same color as the card.
- Doubles: The player moves their token two spaces of that color forward.
There are also a number of special cards:
- Skips: The player misses their turn.
- Move to X: The player moves to the specified "special" space on the board.
In strategic mode, boomerangs are introduced. On each turn, a player can choose to use a boomerang on another player which sends that player backwards in the same way that the player would usually move forwards. For example, if player 1 chooses to use a boomerang on player 3 and draws a double red card, player 3 will move backwards two red spaces instead of player 1 moving forwards two red spaces. If the boomeranged player cannot move back any further, they return to the start square.
Each player begins the game with three boomerangs.
This game also includes a few extra features:
"Dad" cheat: If a player enters their name as "Dad", the game will automatically deliver the worst possible card in the deck during each of that player's turns.
AI mode: At the player selection stage, any player can be set to AI, meaning they will play every turn automatically.
Saving / Loading: You can save or load the game in an incorruptible file which remembers the current game state.
Play for me button: Even if a player is human rather than AI, they can choose the "play for me" button during each turn to avoid selecting whether to use a boomerang, drawing a card, and moving their token.