Chapter 2. The Screen Layout


Screenshot

A quick explanation of the parts of the game screen.

Toolbar

The Toolbar is located beneath the menubar and contains buttons for the most often used actions. The content of the Toolbar can be edited. You can also make it invisible, giving more room to the Board.

Depending on the size of your screen you may want to make the toolbar invisible or to move it to the left side of the window. You can do that by right-clicking with the mouse on the toolbar.

Board

The Board is the largest section of the window. You see the four walls with a length of 18 tiles (the exact number depends on the rules like using bonus tiles or not). The names of the players are written on the walls, together with the current value of the hand (as far as known) and their wind tiles. The prevailing wind has a coloured background, east in the screenshot above.

When playing, the interior of the walls holds the tiles discarded by the players. They are randomly placed. The last discarded tile has a blue focus frame.

When scoring manual games, the interior of the walls has a selection of all available tiles, the central selector. You can assign them to the players using the mouse or the keyboard.

Player Region

Every player has a screen range for her tiles. The upper row contains exposed tiles, the lower row concealed tiles. When scoring manual games, concealed tiles are shown with a shadow over the entire tile. Bonus tiles go to the right end.

Dialog

The dialog presents choices the player has. Most often it has a timeout with a progress bar showing the remaining time.

Status bar

The Status bar is located at the bottom of the screen and contains the current totals for the players.