[sf-lug] console (non-X) video games?

Mark K. Zanfardino mark at zanfardinoconsulting.com
Fri Dec 21 09:32:04 PST 2007

I've been reading this thread thinking someone else would have mentioned
bsdgames and bsdgames-nonfree (both available on ubuntu distro via
apt-get) by now.  bsdgames includes:
adventure, arithmetic, atc, backgammon, battlestar, bcd, boggle, caesar,
canfield, countmail, cribbage, dab, go-fish, gomoku, hack, hangman,
hunt, mille, monop, morse, number, pig, phantasia, pom, ppt, primes,
quiz, random, rain, robots, sail, snake, tetris, trek, wargames, worm,
worms, wump, wtf.  bsdgames-nonfree includes rogue, the classic dungeon
exploration game. 


Michael Paoli wrote:
> There are lots of console (no X required and in many/most cases X not
> supported) "games" (or stuff that's often lumped in with games, though
> some could well be argued to be utilities).
> Here's quick list of stuff I have on one of my systems:
> $ echo `(cd /usr/games; for tmp in *; do 2>>/dev/null ldd "$tmp" | >>/dev/null
> 2>&1 fgrep -e libX -e 'not a dynamic executable' || echo "$tmp"; done)`
> adventure an animals arithmetic atc backgammon banner battlestar bcd boggle
> caesar canfield cfscores cockney collect crafty.bin cribbage dab fish fortune
> gomoku hack hangman hunt jethro jive ken kraut ky00te lifeconv lifesearch
> lifesearchdumb luxchk luxman maped mille monop moon-buggy morse nettoe newspeak
> number nyc phantasia pig pom ppt primes quiz rain random robots sail snake
> snscore tamad teachgammon tetris-bsd tf thrust trek typespeed worm worms wump
> xtbot xtserv zic2xpm
> $ 
> Might be some false positives in that (and perhaps also some "missing"), but
> that's 68 "games", ... and I show approximately 43 "games" in the bsdgames
> package.
> worm(6) is fairly fun and quite simple (in principle, anyway).  I think I
> once played a perfect game of worm(6).
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