Happy Days

Happy Days are here, for the first time! Beta testing begins.

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Happy Days Board Game

Happy Days is now available to play.

If you come across any bugs, please let me know. You can drop me a line at sock@cox.net. Or let me know in the comments.

Let's Roll!

Alex

Race to oblivion.

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Screenshots of Happy Days Board Game work in progress

I am currently wrestling with the code for the Happy Days Board Game Drag Races mini game. It's turning out to be significantly more involved than I anticipated. I really should have seen it coming. It'll be worth it when it's done though, cause where else are you gonna see Richie Cunningham challenge his own mom to a drag race?

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Alex

Will there ever be Happy Days for us to enjoy?

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Will there ever be Happy Days for us to enjoy?

I took a break from coding Happy Days for a while but now I'm back and I wanted to post a short update.

I stopped at a point where I was fussing with a section of code that was buggy and bringing the game to a stop whenever a computer AI player would land on a "White Space" and have to play a "Sumthin' To Do" card. You can see a screen shot of a small snippet of the code if you click on the image.

So, over the last couple of days, coming back to the game, I've found and fixed the bug that was locking up the game, and in the process found a number of other bugs in other areas that I was able to quickly fix. Next up I have to add code so the computer AI players will be able to play "Cruisin'" cards if/when they have them and then on to coding the "Drag Race" spaces. At that point, I should be ready to start adding sounds and post the game here to begin official Beta testing.

On a side note, if you're reading this and you have any sound snippets from Happy Days episodes, I need sounds for the game. I would love to get high-quality audio of Fonzie saying things like "AAAYYYY", "Woah" and "Nerd", etc. If you can help, please let me know. Just click my name below to drop me an e-mail.

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Alex

Screenshots of Happy Days Board Game work in progress

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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.

Screenshots of Happy Days Board Game work in progress
Screenshots of Happy Days Board Game work in progress
Screenshots of Happy Days Board Game work in progress

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Alex

Happy Days early layout work

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

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Alex

Crusin' for a brusin'

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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.

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Alex

Happy Days are here again!

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I just picked up a copy of this game the other day from eBay. It came missing the die and instructions, but luckily I was able to download a copy of the instructions from BoardGameGeek.

By the way, if you've never been to BoardGameGeek and you like board games, you must check it out now and come back here later. It's okay, I'll wait.

You're back? Okay, good. Now more about Happy Days: I've been looking for this game for a while. I had it when I was a kid and remember really enjoying playing it. Simple mechanics but very satisfying to gain cool points. I was going to start work on the Barney Miller board game as my next project, but now Happy Days will happily (see what I did there?) take it's place.

Happy Days Board Game

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Alex

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