Alhambra Scorekeeper for Windows 8
Description: Alhambra Scorekeeper is a scorekeeping app that is used to calculate and display the scores for the boardgame Alhambra. Scores are entered as the number of each type of tile, the length of the longest wall each player has, or the number of points for a selected expansion. Points & totals are automatically calculated.
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Entering Player Names
To open the player names panel:
To open the player names panel using the Players button on the App Bar, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and select the Players button. To open the player names panel using the Settings Charm, swipe in from the right side of the screen, select the Settings Charm, and select Alhambra Scorekeeper Settings.
To enter or edit player names:
To enter or edit player names, open the player names panel and enter any desired player names. You must enter at least two names, which can be in any of the TextBoxes, which will determine the color for each player. A name can also be deleted by selecting the name and tapping the X at the right of the TextBox. If you wish to cancel the adding and/or editing of names, click the Cancel button to continue using the previously entered names.
Selecting Expansions
To open the expansions panel:
To open the expansions panel using the Expansions button on the App Bar, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and select the Expansions button. To open the expansions panel using the Settings Charm, swipe in from the right side of the screen, select the Settings Charm, and select Alhambra Scorekeeper Settings.
To select and/or deselect expansions:
To select and/or deselect which expansions to include in the scoring, open the expansions panel and use the checkboxes to select the desired expansions. If you wish to cancel any changes in the selected expansions, click the Cancel button to continue using the previously selected expansions.
Using the New Score Cards Expansion
To select the New Score Cards expansion:
To select the New Score Cards expansion, open the expansions panel as described above and select the checkbox next to New Score Cards. This will display the New Score Cards to the left of the score sheet.
To reorder the building types for the New Score Cards:
To reorder the building types for the New Score Cards, drag the building types to their new position. NOTE: The building types for the New Score Cards must be reordered before starting the game. Once the game has been started, the New Score Cards will remain visible but cannot be changed without starting a new game.
Starting A New Game
Using the same players & expansions:
To start a new game using the same players and expansions, open the App Bar by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and selecting the New Game button, and click the OK button on the message that comes up.
Using different players or expansions:
Open the player & expansions panel as described above and edit any names or select or deselect the desired expansions. Then click the OK button at the bottom of the players & expansions panel and on the message that comes up.
Selecting, Entering, and Editing Scores
To select a score:
Scores can be selected using touch, mouse, the keyboard arrow & tab keys, or the onscreen buttons. The currently selected score will be displayed with a black background. When using touch or a mouse, you can select a score by touching or clicking it. When using the arrow & tab keys or onscreen buttons, you can select the score to the top, bottom, left, or right of the currently selected score. The tab key will select the next player and tile type.
To enter or edit a score using touch or the mouse:
To enter or edit a score using touch or the mouse, use the buttons to the right of the scoreboard. The Clear button will reset the selected score to 0.
To enter or edit a score using the keyboard:
The following keys on the keyboard do the same thing as the buttons to the right of the scoreboard:
Standard 0-9: Same as the 0-9 buttons
Numpad 0-9: When NumLock is on, same as the 0-9 buttons
Backspace and Delete: Same as the Clear button