Introduction to Computer Science I-COMP 1405/1005

CACarlton University

Introduction to Computer Science I


Your submission for this assignment must include your full name and your nine-digit student
number as a comment at the top of the source file you submit. All source code files must be written
using the Python 3 programming language.
Submissions that crash (i.e., terminate with an error) on execution will receive a mark of 0.

Officially, the Due Date for this Assignment is:
Friday, November 4, 2022, at 11:59pm EST.
Late Submissions are Accepted Without Penalty Until Sunday, November 6, by 11:59pm EST.
Submissions received after that will not be accepted and will receive a mark of 0.

For this assignment you will design and implement a simple board game, and then animate a random
playthrough (using pygame) by two computer-controlled opponents, updating the display after each
player’s turn. An observer “watching” the game should see the dice values rolled by the current player,
and if the game requires additional elements (e.g., “snakes” and “ladders”) then these must also be
depicted. This assignment will allow you to work with more complex nested looping structures, and
will also help you recognize the need for functions (coming soon, but not required here).
In order to complete this task, you will need to:

  1. choose the grid1 for your game board from these options2: 42, 56, 72, 90, 110, 132, 156
  2. choose how many (at least 2) and what type of “dice” will be used3 to play your game
  3. choose and implement at least two of the board game “features” from Table 1, below
    Your submission for this assignment:
    • must be a source code file with filename ‘’
    • must use a WHILE loop for the game, terminating when either player reaches the end
    • must draw a checkerboard pattern for your board game using pygame and nested FOR loops
    • must draw the players on the board and use variables to store the location of each player
    • must alternate “turns” between the two players
    • must roll “dice” (using random.randint) each iteration, for the player whose “turn” it is

Table 1. Board Game “Features” to Consider

“Ladder Connections”
reaching certain squares
advances player to others
“Snake Connections”
reaching certain squares returns
player to others
“Numbered Tiles”
all squares numbered using a
“Double Moves”
permit a double move on certain
“Extra Turns”
grant an extra turn on certain
“Missed Turns”
force a lost turn on certain
“Exact Requirements”
players can’t move past the end
of the board
“Sorry Collisions”
if player lands on other, send it
back to start
…other features might also be acceptable – contact your instructor if you want to try something more complex!

1 Please note that the available options are all “pronic numbers”, meaning they can be easily arranged on a rectangular grid.
2 A grid with height or width less than four (e.g., a 1 x 42 grid) is not acceptable; both height and width must be at least four
3 For example, you might use two 6-sided dice (i.e., 2d6), three 4-sided dice (i.e., 3d10), two 2-sided dice (i.e., coins), etc.

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