ACSL 2008/09 Contest #3 Senior Division
ACSL Blokus (Senior)
Blokus is an abstract strategy board game for two to four players, invented by
Bernard Tavitian and first released in 2000 by Sekkoïa, a French company. The ACSL
version of the game is played on a square board divided into 10 rows and 10 columns. Rows
are labeled A  J and columns 1  10. Pieces made of square tiles are used.
The following pieces will be used:
PIECE A  PIECE B  PIECE C  PIECE D 




The object of the game is to place the pieces cornertocorner on the
board. Edges cannot touch. Tiles cannot overlap. All pieces must fit on the
board. A clockwise rotation amount for all pieces of 0, 90, 180, or 270
degrees is allowed. In the rotation tile 1 is always the pivot tile. The 3
diagrams below show the rotations of piece A with tile #1 placed at location
B3.
90 degrees  180 degrees  270 degrees 



Input
There will be 5 lines of input. Each line will contain:
 A 2character starting location in rowcolumn order for piece A.
Example: C2 tells you to put tile #1 of piece A at location C2.
 A rotation amount for piece A. In the rotation tile #1 is always the
fixed pivot tile. Tile 1 does not change its location in any rotation.
 A tile number for piece A. Example: Since piece A is made with just 2
tiles, this tile number will be a 1 or a 2.
 A second tile number to be used with all 4 tiles. This is the tile
number that will be used to link with piece A.
Sample Input #1 tells you to go to location row Fcolumn 4 and place tile
#1 of piece A rotated 0 degrees at that location. Using just tile #2 of piece
A, try to place all of the pieces cornertocorner with it using tile #1 of
the other pieces as the link point. Shown are some examples of the pieces
connecting with various rotations.


2 










1 








1 
2 






1 
2 



1 



1 
2 

3 



2 





1 
2 










3 












1 
2 






4 
3 
2 


1 






1 


3 
2 




1 
2 













Output
For each input, print the total number of ways the rotated tile pieces fit cornertocorner
at the given tile number of piece A. If no piece will fit, then print NONE.
Sample Input
Note: only 4 cases are shown below
F4 0 2 1
J1 90 2 2
A4 180 1 4
C2 270 2 3
Sample Output
16
6
4
3
Comments (Search)
Four items are given per testcase
1. A 2character string representing where to place tile 1 of the first piece.
2. The rotation amount for the first piece (yes, the first piece may be rotated before being placed), in degrees clockwise. This will always be 0, 90, 180, or 270.
3. The linking tile number for the first piece.
4. The linking tile number for the second piece.
There are four pieces:
All of these pieces may be rotated by any multiple of 90 degrees. Output the total number of different ways to place a second piece, considering all possible pieces, positions, and rotations.