Fencing (DOS)

Fencing DOS The game's title screen


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Fencing is a shareware strategy game for one or two players.

The game is played on a game area consisting of one hundred and one parallel horizontal lines, numbered from AA to EA, and seventy one vertical lines, numbered 01 - 71. Players take turns to specify sets of co-ordinates, the objective of the game being to create triangles, the winner of the game being the player who has enclosed the greatest area at the end of the game.

The computer opponent has five difficulty settings, there is a save/load function and optional sound effects. The game has a countdown timer which the player(s) can adjust for shorter or longer games.


Fencing DOS The initial game screen just shows the menu bar at the top and the version info bar at the bottom, the centre is blank.
Here the first screen of the rules has been displayed
Fencing DOS Points have been placed, no triangles have been formed yet though
Fencing DOS The players set the game timeout limit. 
When that expires it's game over and the player who has used most of their time loses by default
Fencing DOS The star of a game

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Game Of Fencing" -- Alternate title

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A Literary Connection

The Game of Fencing is a game of strategy invented by the famous English science fiction author, John Brunner, and described in the novel titled The Shockwave Rider.
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piltdown_man (151592) added Fencing (DOS) on Jan 28, 2015