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The Goose Game

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This is the ancient Game of the Goose, born in Italy at the end of 16th century.

The number of players is selectable, from 2 to 6.

The application shows a board with 63 cells disposed in spiral, a numbered piece with a
different color for each player, and two dice, generating random numbers when required.

At the beginning all the pieces are located in the Start position.

At each turn, the current player hits the "Roll dice" button, and his piece is automatically
moved forward the number of steps indicated by the sum of the two dice.

The first player who lands exactly on cell 63 is the winner.
You must arrive on field 63 by an exact count of the dice.
If you overthrow the required number, you must step forward into 63
and then move backwards the surplus number of points.
You may use the number of either of your two dice to reach field 63.
If you reach it with an exact count, it is not necessary to use the number on the second die.
If neither of the two dice has the exact number you need to reach 63,
you must use their sum for your back track.

The players must deal with any situation on the space landed on at their turn,
be they hazards or benefits.

Whenever you land on a field with a goose, you double your move.
That is, you advance again the sum of the dice you just rolled.

If a player(A) landed on the field of another player(B), this one must go back
to the starting position of player A, i.e. they exchange their places.

There are various Special Fields:

6 The Bridge -- If you land on 6, advance immediately to field 12.

19 The Inn -- The good food and drink makes you sleepy, and you lose I turn.
(Exception: if another player lands at the Inn within the same turn, you change places
and you go back to the space that player just came from.)

31 The Well -- If you fall in the Well, lose 2 turns, unless another player landing there
releases you sooner, sending you back to the field that player just arrived from.

42 The Maze -- You get lost and go back to field 30.

52 The Prison -- If you land in prison, you stay there until another player landing there
relieves you and you go back to that player's last field.

58 Death -- Your goose is cooked. Go back to the beginning and start all over.

The movement of the pieces, and all the described rules are automatically
managed by the application. Players only have to hit the "Roll dice" button at their turn.