End Conditions

stop Diagram execution

Games end when certain conditions are fulfilled: a player reaches a certain goal, time runs out or all players but one are eliminated.

Set End Conditions to end a game when a condition is fulfilled.

Machinations diagrams use End Conditions to specify end states. End Conditions are square Nodes with a smaller, filled square inside (the same symbol that is used to indicate the stop button on most audio and video players).

Machinations checks the End Conditions in a diagram at each time step and stops running immediately when any End Condition is fulfilled. In other words, if you have multiple End Conditions in a diagram, it will stop running as soon as any one of the End Conditions is met. For such an example, watch the video below.

End Conditions must be activated by an Activator. In this case, Activators are used to specify the end state of the game.