Three games for inclusion in a web server

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Three games that might run as CGI script in a web server: Connect Four, Rows&Columns, Mastermind

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You can build an example web server by installing with

cabal install board-games -fbuildExamples

Then start the server with


and play the games in your browser at the URL http://localhost:8080/.

Currently the games use German texts. I wanted to use gettext, but this is not thread-safe.


Change log for the board-games package


  • Mastermind.CodeSet: Move from Set to EnumSet since this is three to ten times faster. It works best for alphabets with contiguous fromEnum-associated Ints, but even if not it should not be much worse than Set. If this is still too slow for you, you might consider mapping your alphabet to a contiguous set of Ints first. I tried to maintain both Set and EnumSet in one interface. It is possible even in Haskell 98 using explicit method dictionaries. However, it gets complicated and I am afraid that the speed advantage is diminished by the generalization overhead.


  • add criterion benchmarks for Mastermind


  • improved game strategy for Mastermind


  • hierarchical module names