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Description


This is a game of strategy for two players (or groups of players). Players take turns to select a coin to pay towards the cost of the displayed toy. The winner is the player who lays down the coin to make up the exact cost of the toy.

There are three levels of game available. The first level uses values up to 19p, the second level uses values up to 99p and the third level uses values up to £2.49.

There are 15 different toys which can be bought in the Toy Shop. Coins are selected by clicking on them. The top message board displays: the name and cost of the toy to be bought; the names of the two players; whose turn it is to select a coin and how much has been paid. An error message appears if too much money has been offered. The lower message board keeps a running total of how much money has been paid.

When the correct coin has been paid to make up the exact cost of the toy a message is displayed on the lower message bar saying which player has won the game and the toy whizzes off towards that player’s name. Under each player’s name is displayed the amount they have each contributed towards the cost of the toy.



The top message board displays the name of the toy to be bought and how much it costs. This board also displays: the names of the two players; whose turn it is to select a coin; how much has been paid by the last player and an error message if too much money has been paid.



This is one of fifteen different toys which can be bought in the Toy Shop. The toys and their cost are selected at random when a ‘New Game’ is chosen up to the maximum amount allowed for each of the three levels of difficulty.

The toy moves towards the player who lays the last coin to make up the exact amount of the cost of the toy. This movement is accompanied by a ‘whizzing’ sound.



This button displays help on how to play the game. Directions are given in a separate ‘pop up’ window. The user closes the window by clicking the standard ‘close window’ button.



This button is used to select a new game to play and should be used either to select a new game at the same level as that already selected or after a new level is selected.



This box displays the maximum value of the toys that can be bought at the level of the game which has been selected. The ‘Up’ arrow increase the level of difficulty, the ‘Down’ arrow decreases the level of difficulty.



Clicking this button will open another window where the names of the two players can be entered. When the names are entered, clicking on the ‘Done’ button will close the window and the player names will appear on the top message board.



This is the range of coins displayed for game level 1. Toys will cost up to 19p at this level. Coins are paid by clicking on the appropriate coin image.



This is the range of coins displayed for game level 2. Toys will cost up to 99p at this level. Coins are paid by clicking on the appropriate coin image.



This is the range of coins displayed for game level 3. Toys will cost up to 2.49 at this level. Coins are paid by clicking on the appropriate coin image.