Ricardo SIGNES

NAME

Games::Board::Piece - a parent class for board game pieces

VERSION

version 1.013

SYNOPSIS

  use Games::Board;

  my $board = Games::Board->new;

  $board->add_space(
    id   => 'go',
    dir  => { next => 'mediterranean', prev => 'boardwalk' },
    cost => undef
  );

  my $tophat = Games::Board::Piece->new(id => 'tophat')->move(to => 'go');

DESCRIPTION

This module provides a base class for representing the pieces in a board game.

METHODS

new

This method constructs a new game piece and returns it.

id

This returns the piece's id.

board

This returns the board object to which the piece is related.

current_space_id

This returns the id of the space on which the piece currently rests, if any. It it's not on any space, it returns undef.

current_space

This returns the Space on which the piece currently rests, if any. It it's not on any space, it returns undef.

move

  $piece->move(dir => 'up')

  $piece->move(to  => $space)

This method moves the piece to a new space on the board. If the method call is in the first form, the piece is moved to the space in the given direction from the piece's current space. If the method call is in the second form, and $space is a Games::Board::Space object, the piece is moved to that space.

AUTHOR

Ricardo SIGNES <rjbs@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2003 by Ricardo SIGNES.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.