The Curling Game

App that simulates a single end of curling
Updated 8 Mar 2018

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The Curling Game is a simulation of one end of a regulation curling match.
Play consists of delivering 16 stones (8 per player) down a sheet of ice. The player with a stone closest to the target wins the end. The winning player scores one point for each of their stones that is closer to the target than the opponent's first closest stone.
Place a stone in the starting spot (the hock) by clicking "Next Stone...". Then click in the yellow highlighted area to aim the shot. Next, use the sliders to adjust the initial forward speed and spin speed. Then click the "Go" button to deliver the stone.
While a stone is in motion, you may click on the "Sweep!" button to sweep the ice and alter the effects of friction on the stone. Repeated clicks create a greater effect.

Cite As

Corey Lagunowich (2024). The Curling Game (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2017b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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Version Published Release Notes

Version 2.0 contains both the 2014 and 2018 editions of the game. The latter edition requires Stateflow.

Updated license

Converted to MATLAB Toolbox file format.