Screenshots of Happy Days Board Game work in progress

Screenshots of Happy Days Board Game work in progress

Moving right along on the Happy Days Game adaptation. Here are some screenshots to give you an idea where I'm going with the layout. I've finished most of the setup code and moving the pieces around the board. I'll be starting on processing the spaces in the near future.

Squashing more bugs

The Mad Magazine Game

I've been squashing more minor bugs in the Mad Magazine Game. The most recent was a bug I found where if a player was stuck on the "don't move until someone passes you" space and another player passed them after landing on the "roll the dice 3 times and move forward" space, the stuck player wouldn't move. That should be fixed now.

Now, a bug squashing sidenote: every once in a while, I come across a bug where if a player is on the "anywhere" space and another player lands on the "everyone else moves back one space" space, the game would sometimes lock up when processing the new space of the "anywhere" player. I have seen it happen a few times while playing the game, but oddly, I can't intentionally duplicate it. If you come across this bug, please let me know in the comments.

No more getting stuck in limbo...

The Mad Magazine Game

Ok, I've added a fix to the Mad Magazine Game that SHOULD solve the "stuck in limbo" problem of all players landing on "can't move until something happens" spaces. Give it a look.

Happy Days early layout work

Happy Days Board Game

Here's our preliminary layout for Happy Days. This layout is subject to change without notice.


Mary Poppins Carousel

I got 'em today! They're in pretty good shape, though the board for Snow White is warped which may make it a bit of a challenge to scan.
Looking forward to starting work on Mary Poppins after I've completed Happy Days. I suspect the only part that will give me any trouble will be the final carousel spinner. Gonna have to figure the degrees closely on that one.

Crusin' for a brusin'

Happy Days Board Game

Looks like 70's Parker Brothers quality control was out of the office when they finalized the artwork for the Happy Days game board. In the spot where the Cruisin' cards are placed, they spelled it Crusin'. Don't remember that from back when I used to play this game 35 years ago.

Mad about bugs

The Mad Magazine Game

I've been squashing bugs in the Mad Magazine Board Game. I found 4 or 5 non-game-ending bugs that I've fixed recently. If you spot any yourself, please drop me a line or let me know in the comments.

By the way, that goes for the Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Crisis Board Games as well. You never know when a small bug might rear it's ugly head.

My New Holy Grail

The Cannonball Run Board Game

I just discovered the existence of this game, and now I must have it! It's based on the "Mille Bournes" card game and uses the likenesses of Burt Reynolds, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Adrienne Barbeau, and Jack Elam. JACK ELAM! How can this game NOT be awesome? I love "Mille Bournes" and I vividly remember thinking this movie wasn't entirely awful (the sequel, on the other hand, was a piece of shit). The search is on!

Mary Poppins Carousel and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Games

Mary Poppins Carousel

Just won these on eBay in a single sale. Both are extremely simplistic children's games, but that should make them relatively easy and fast to code.

I'm really looking forward to coding the Mary Poppins game. Even though it won't be anywhere near as challenging as the three games I've coded so far, I used to love this game when I was a kid. I never owned it but I remember it being available to play at school during recess. Just seeing the playing pieces and board bring back certain excited feelings in me. I don't really remember playing it, it's more an emotional response to the images. Can't wait to get it, should be here in a week or less.

I never played the Snow White game. Never even knew of it's existence until I started this website.


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