- The Sierra Network (TSN) is a set of network games on the Internet which became The ImagiNation Network (INN), in 1993, before to belong to AOL, under the name of WorldPlay Entertainment.
Boogers was an Ataxx on the Network of Imagination. Now, it is not available in the AOL world.
- 3 or 4 players were fighting on a large board (9x9). There was a semi-random blocks placement (about half the time was no blocks). The pieces (gross bumpy things) were green, yellow, purple and blue. The players would spend some minutes talking and setting up their forces before they came into contact.
- Around the board, there was a a silly atmosphere. Each one would make characters for himself by picking body and face parts, sort of like Mr. Potato Head but with Sierra style cartoons. Then each one would sit beside the board and make his move with the other three players looking at him.
- Wait, here's the fun part ! The players could publicly send message. It was pretty good then, so what would often happen is the other three players would form alliances to gang up the last one. So, this 4 players Ataxx had a totally different dynamic.
- Even more interesting is the three players game, which is unfair because each one had to fight on two fronts (one corner was free at the beginning).
- When a 3 or 4 players game was going and one would quit or get disconnected, all of his pieces
stayed on the board, and could then be taken in the usual manner. So the whole game would change dramatically.
- Also strategies when playing 3 or 4 are different from playing 2. For example, leaving two empty spaces become dangerous because both will be gone by the next turn.
- Later, only Domination will keep some of the original characteristics of Boogers.
- Then, Patrick Mc Neil, the author, did a Boogers for Windows, called WinBoogers.
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