# Board Game Help

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### #1 Andrew550

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:57 AM

Hey guys im kind of a newbie to GameMaker 8 but i really could use maybe a small tutorial or if someone could be nice enough to leave a response of how to go through the basics of making a very simplistic Board game it would really help me out please.
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### #2 PetzI

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:52 PM

I'm gonna go ahead and link you to the official tutorials, which I find pretty useful. At least the first three, as I've never done the others: http://sandbox.yoyog.../make/tutorials

I suggest you start off with something simpler, just for practice. Just mess around with the program after you've done at least those first 3 tutorials. Then you'll want to do some research on how Arrays work. Or even better, Data Structures (although these are only available in the paid version of GM). Anyway, just start learning things step by step and you'll start getting an idea of how a board game could be done. There MIGHT be some board game tutorials out there, but I've never seen one myself.

I hope that's enough to get you started, remember to ask if you ever need any more help! People here are generally pretty helpful.

Edited by PetzI, 27 May 2012 - 04:53 PM.

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### #3 TheouAegis

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:15 PM

Best tip I can give other than "read the manual" is use irandom() or irandom_range() for all your random number generation. If you use a d6 for calculating move distance like in Mario Party, use irandom(5) or irandom_range(1,6). If you use a 2d6 like in Monopoly, use

dice=0;
repeat(2) dice+=irandom(5) //or irandom_range(1,6)
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### #4 C_Pike

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:31 PM

Although a Board game sounds simple, its a bit complex for a beginner...
I wrote this up today to show you. This is an object oriented board game.
The controller object controls the players. If a player collides with an object, the controller
takes the appropriate action.
This game plays itself. (gm8 or 8.1 pro required)
http://www.freefileh...net/boardgame_2

Edited by C_Pike, 28 May 2012 - 10:37 AM.

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