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Section 6 of the manual describes all the games and funny little programs available on the system.
The following packages have man pages in this section:
Man pages in this section that are not listed by package:
adanaxisgpl Documentation for this command can be found in the About Adanaxis PDF, which is installed in the documentation area (usually... adonthell Adonthell is a Free graphical role playing game engine. This program is used to run Adonthell games - therefore you need one game installed in order to play... adonthell-wastesedge As a loyal servant of the elven Lady Silverhair, you arrive at the remote trading post of Waste's Edge, where she is engaged in negotiations with the dwarish... adventure The object of the game is to locate and explore Colossal Cave, find the treasures hidden there, and bring them back to the building with you. The program is... amor AMOR stands for “Amusing Misuse Of Resources”. It provides several different characters who prance around your X screen doing tricks and giving you tips. AMOR... arithmetic arithmetic asks you to solve problems in simple arithmetic. Each question must be answered correctly before going on to the next. After every 20 problems, it... asc This program is a free (GPL) turn based strategy game in the tradition of BattleIsle 2/3. Game can be played against human or computer. It features a 2-dim. map... asc_demount This program extracts the content of ASC archive files. It is part of the game Advanced Strategic Command game. asc_mapedit This program is a map editor for turn based strategy game ASC. It is a part of Advanced Strategic Command game. asc_mount This program constructs ASC archive file from the data files. It is a part of Advanced Strategic Command game. asc_weaponguide This program generates html files that document ASCs units. It is a part of Advanced Strategic Command game. atc atc lets you try your hand at the nerve wracking duties of the air traffic controller without endangering the lives of millions of travelers each year. Your... backgammon This program lets you play backgammon against the computer or against a "friend". All commands are only one letter, so you don't need to type a carriage return... back_to_skool_daze.py back_to_skool_daze.py runs Pyskool in Back to Skool Daze mode. Pyskool is a remake of the classic ZX Spectrum games Skool Daze and Back to Skool by Microsphere. back_to_skool.py back_to_skool.py runs Pyskool in Back to Skool mode. Pyskool is a remake of the classic ZX Spectrum games Skool Daze and Back to Skool by Microsphere. ballz The game is a platformer with some puzzle elements. You take control of a ball which is genetically modifed by the British secret service. Your mission is to... bastet bastet (short for "bastard falling bricks game") is a any falling bricks game clone which tries to give you the worst possible block. Playing bastet can be a... battlestar battlestar is an adventure game in the classic style. However, it's slightly less of a puzzle and more a game of exploration. There are a few magical words in... bcd The bcd, ppt and morse commands read the given input and reformat it in the form of punched cards, paper tape or morse code respectively. Acceptable input are... bearoffdump bearoffdump takes the path to a GNU Backgammon bearoff database and a position number and dumps the bearoff information for that position. It can be called on... billiards Billiards is a free cue sports simulator. It aims for physical accuracy and simplicity and should hopefully be useful for practicing billiards on your own and... boggle The object of boggle is to find as many words as possible on the Boggle board within the three minute time limit. A Boggle board is a four by four arrangement... boswars futuristic real-time strategy game bsd-fbg The bsd-fbg command runs a display-based game which must be played on a CRT terminal. The object is to fit the shapes together forming complete rows, which then... bubbros bubbros runs bubbros-server(6) (the bub-n-bros server) and then tries to open the url of its control panel in your webbrowser. bubbros-server bubbros-server starts an http server that acts as a control panel for the server. The server listens on port 8000 by default. The url for the control panel is... caesar The caesar utility attempts to decrypt caesar ciphers using English letter frequency statistics. caesar reads from the standard input and writes to the standard... canfield If you have never played solitaire before, it is recommended that you consult a solitaire instruction book. In Canfield, tableau cards may be built on each... chkfont This program checks figlet 2.0 and up font files for format errors. It also looks for signs of common problems and gives warnings. chkfont does not modify font... chocolate-doom Chocolate Doom is a port of Id Software's 1993 game "Doom" that is designed to behave as similar to the original DOS version of Doom as is possible. chocolate-heretic Chocolate Heretic is a port of Raven Software's 1994 game "Heretic" that aims to behave as similar to the original DOS version of Heretic as possible. chocolate-hexen Chocolate Hexen is a port of Raven Software's 1995 game "Hexen" that aims to behave as similar to the original DOS version of Hexen as possible. chocolate-server Chocolate Doom is a modern doom engine designed to behave as similar to the original doom game as is possible. chocolate-server is a dedicated server for... chocolate-setup Chocolate Doom is a modern Doom engine designed to behave as similar to the original Doom game as is possible. chocolate-setup is a tool for configuring... chocolate-strife Chocolate Strife is an accurate and complete recreation of Rogue Entertainment's "Strife: Quest for the Sigil". It was created through more than two years of... chromium-bsu chromium-bsu is a fast paced top down arcade style action shooter game. You progress through the game by destroying everything that you see on screen. There are... crack-attack Crack Attack is roughly based on the Super Nintendo game "Tetris Attack". Slowly, your stack of colored blocks grows from the bottom, and you've got to make... cribbage cribbage plays the card game cribbage, with the program playing one hand and the user the other. The program will initially ask the user if the rules of the... critter This manual page documents the game Critical Mass. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have... crossfire-client-gtk2 crossfire-client-gtk2 is a GTK program for connecting to Crossfire servers. Crossfire is a multiplayer graphical adventure game that mixes aspects of Gauntlet... curblaster Get as many pods as you can through the gate, avoiding landers, crawlers, and possibly even a large flying saucer. Written to assuage my longing for my... dab dab is a game where each player tries to complete the most boxes. A turn consists of putting one border of a box; the player setting the fourth and final border... dolphin-emu Dolphin is an emulator for two recent Nintendo video game consoles: the GameCube and the Wii. It allows PC gamers to enjoy games for these two consoles in full... dolphin-emu-nogui Dolphin is an emulator for two recent Nintendo video game consoles: the GameCube and the Wii. It allows PC gamers to enjoy games for these two consoles in full... doom2-masterlevels This tool is a graphical interface that lets you choose one of DOOM II's Master Levels, read its description and start it with the Doom engine of your choice. dopewars dopewars is a ncurses- and GTK- based drug dealing game based in New York, with you as the drug dealer striving to become filthy rich. It supports network play... etr etr alias Extreme Tux Racer is a simple OpenGL racing game featuring Tux, the Linux mascot. The goal of the game is to slide down a snow- and ice-covered... ezad_looks.py ezad_looks.py runs Pyskool in Ezad Looks mode. Pyskool is a remake of the classic ZX Spectrum games Skool Daze and Back to Skool by Microsphere. fceux FCEUX is an emulator for the original (8-bit) Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It has a robust color palette rendering engine that is fully customizable... fceux-net-server This manual page documents briefly the fceux-net-server command. fceux-net-server is the game server for multiplayer use of the FCE Ultra family of NES... figlet FIGlet prints its input using large characters (called “FIGcharacters”)made up of ordinary screen characters (called “sub-characters”). FIGlet output is... figlist Lists all fonts and control files in figlet's default font directory. Replaces "figlet -F", which was removed from figlet version 2.1. fillets Fish Fillets is strictly a puzzle game. The goal in every of the seventy levels is always the same: find a safe way out. The fish utter witty remarks about... flare FLARE (short for Free Libre Action Roleplaying Engine) is a single-player, 2D-isometric action role-playing engine. It uses simple file formats (INI-style... flobopuyo The goal of flobopuyo is to make groups of four or more Puyos (coloured bubbles) to make them explode and send bad ghost Puyos to your oponent. You win the game... foobillard FooBillard is an OpenGL billard game for Linux. FooBillard is still under development, but the main physics are implemented. If you are a billard-pro and you're... freeciv-client Freeciv is a free turn-based multiplayer strategy game, in which each player becomes the leader of a civilization, fighting to obtain the ultimate goal: To... freeciv-modpack Freeciv is a free turn-based multiplayer strategy game, in which each player becomes the leader of a civilization, fighting to obtain the ultimate goal: To... freeciv-server Freeciv is a free turn-based multiplayer strategy game, in which each player becomes the leader of a civilization, fighting to obtain the ultimate goal: To... freedroid Freedroid is a remake of the classic C64 home computer game Paradroid by Andrew Braybrook, including also various extensions. The player takes control of the... freedroidRPG FreedroidRPG tells the story of a world destroyed by a conflict between robots and their human masters. Play as Tux in a quest to save the world from the... frotz Frotz is a Z-Machine interpreter. The Z-machine is a virtual machine designed by Infocom to run all of their text adventures. It went through multiple revisions... funguloids This manual page documents briefly the funguloids command. funguloids is a the command to run and play the game "Those Funny Funguloids!". gambatte_sdl gambatte emulates a Game Boy (Color) with romfile loaded as a Game Boy cartridge. game-data-packager Many open-source games require game data which is licensed incompatibly with the Debian Free Software Guidelines. game-data-packager is a tool designed to help... gbrainy This manual page documents briefly the application gbrainy gbrainy features different game types like logic puzzles, mental calculation games, memory trainers... glaxium This manual page briefly documents glaxium command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not... gnome-hearts gnome-hearts [--show-cards] Gnome hearts is an implementation of the classic card game for the GNOME desktop, featuring configurable rulesets and editable... gnome-mud This manual page documents briefly the gnome-mud command. Gnome-mud is a MUD client written in Gtk+ and GNOME-libs. At the moment, it supports multiple... gnome-sudoku This manual page documents briefly the gnome-sudoku command. This manual page was written for the Ubuntu distribution because the original program does not have... gnubg gnubg -bcdlpqrStvw [file.sgf] gnujump GNUjump GNUjump is part of the GNU project. GNUjump is a clone of the simple yet addictive game Xjump, adding new features like multiplaying, unlimited FPS... go-fish go-fish is the game “Go Fish”, a traditional children's card game. The computer deals the player and itself seven cards, and places the rest of the deck... gomoku gomoku is a two player game where the object is to get 5 in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally on a 19 by 19 grid. By convention, black always moves... gti gti is intended to catch accidental typos of 'gti' instead of 'git'. It displays an animation of a car driving by, and then launches git. Any parameters or... hack hack is a display oriented dungeons & dragons-like game. Both display and command structure resemble rogue. (For a game with the same structure but entirely... hangman In hangman, the computer picks a word from the on-line word list and you must try to guess it. The computer keeps track of which letters have been guessed and... hex-a-hop Hex‐a‐hop is a puzzle game based on hexagonal tiles. There is no time limit and no real‐time element. The objective is simply to destroy all the green hexagonal... hunt The object of the game hunt is to kill off the other players. There are no rooms, no treasures, and no monsters. Instead, you wander around a maze, find... huntd huntd controls the multi-player hunt(6) game. When it starts up, it tries to notify all members of the hunt-players mailing list (see sendmail(8)) by faking a... kobodl Kobo Deluxe is a 3'rd person scrolling 2D shooter with a simple and responsive control system - which you'll need to tackle the tons of enemy ships that shoot... koules.svga Koules is an action game. The mission is to bounce all koules fighters from your sector liquidwar Liquid War is a multiplayer wargame. Its rules are very simple but yet original. lmarbles This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. You goal in the puzzle game marbles... makebearoff makebearoff generates GNU Backgammon bearoff databases, which are used to improve play in the endgame. It can generate either two-sided (exact) databases that... makehyper Hypergammon is a variation of backgammon with a much reduced number of chequers (usually three). It's possible to fully analyse this simplified game and... makeweights makeweights generates GNU Backgammon binary weights file from a text input file. By default, it reads input from standard input and writes output to standard... manaplus This manual page documents briefly the manaplus ingame commands. manaplus is a great online game based upon the Seiken Densetsu Serie. It has its own universe... manaplustest It start graphics and audio testing and configuring manaplus. mille Mille plays a two-handed game reminiscent of the Parker Brother's game of Mille Bornes with you. The rules are described below. If a file name is given on the... mindless This is a simple "MasterMind" like game which you can play in human vs. human, human vs. computer or computer vs. computer mode. The goal of the game is to... minetest Minetest is one of the first InfiniMiner/Minecraft(/whatever) inspired games (started October 2010), with a goal of taking the survival multiplayer gameplay to... mpoly mpoly is reminiscent of the Parker Brother's game Monopoly, and monitors a game between 1 to 9 users. It is assumed that the rules of Monopoly are known. The... nestopia This manual page documents briefly the nestopia command. nestopia is an emulator for the Nintento Entertainment System. It can execute programs intended for the... nethack NetHack is a display oriented Dungeons & Dragons(tm) - like game. The standard tty display and command structure resemble rogue. Other, more graphical display... nethack-recover Occasionally, a NetHack game will be interrupted by disaster when the game or the system crashes. Prior to NetHack v3.1, these games were lost because various... njam njam is a fast-paced maze-game where you must eat all the cookies while avoiding the badguys. Special cookies give you the power to freeze or eat the bad guys... number The number utility prints the English equivalent of the number to the standard output, with each 10^3 magnitude displayed on a separate line. If no argument is... openttd open source clone of the Microprose game “Transport Tycoon Deluxe” peg-solitaire Peg solitaire is a board game for one player involving movement of pegs on a board with holes. The program includes over 100 solitaire problems. The program... penguin-command This is a clone of the classic "Missile Command" Game, but it has better graphics and music. You have to defend cities by shooting at missiles and smartbombs. phantasia phantasia is a role playing game which allows players to roll up characters of various types to fight monsters and other players. Progression of characters is... pig Ethay igpay utilityway eadsray ethay andardstay inputway andway iteswray itway outway otay andardstay outputway inway Igpay Atinlay. Usefulway orfay... pingus Pingus is a side-scrolling puzzle game where the player has to guide a group of penguins from the entrance of a level to the exit, in between the path is... pipenightdreams pipenightdreams is a puzzle-game where the objective is to carry liquid from some point to the exit using different kinds of pipes. On each level there is a... pom The pom utility displays the current phase of the moon. Useful for selecting software completion target dates and predicting managerial behavior. powermanga Powermanga is a shoot'em up game; you will have to fight more than 60 different types of enemies. You start with a ship, and enemies show up throwing bombs at... prboom PrBoom is a version of the 3D shoot'em'up Doom, originally by iD software. It is based on Boom, a version of Doom adapted by TeamTNT (http://www.teamtnt.com/)... prboom-game-server PrBoom is a version of the 3D shoot'em'up Doom, originally by id software. It includes, amongst other things, the ability to play with several players connected... primes The primes utility prints primes in ascending order, one per line, starting at or above start and continuing until, but not including stop. The start value must... quiz The quiz utility tests your knowledge of random facts. It has a database of subjects from which you can choose. With no arguments, quiz displays the list of... rafkill Rafkill is a clone of Raptor: Call of the Shadows, a classic shoot'em-up game. You have a bird's eye view of the playing field, which is an alien world, and... rain The output of rain is modeled after the VAX/VMS program of the same name. To obtain the proper effect, either the terminal must be set for 9600 baud or the -d... random random reads lines from the standard input and copies them to the standard output with a probability of 1/denominator. The default value for denominator is 2. robotfindskitten robotfindskitten is a Zen simulation that was originally submitted to an art contest. The goal is to find kitten among a number of non-kitten items. robots robots pits you against evil robots, who are trying to kill you (which is why they are evil). Fortunately for you, even though they are evil, they are not very... rogue Rogue is a computer fantasy game with a new twist. It is crt oriented and the object of the game is to survive the attacks of various monsters and get a lot of... sail Sail is a computer version of Avalon Hill's game of fighting sail originally developed by S. Craig Taylor. Players of Sail take command of an old fashioned Man... scummvm scummvm is an interpreter that will play graphic adventure games based on a variety of game engines. showfigfonts Prints a list of available figlet fonts, along with a sample of each font. If directory is given, lists fonts in that directory; otherwise uses the default font... simsu Simsu is a basic Sudoku game. You can switch between filling in notes (pencil mode), or filling in answers (pen mode). To make it easier to see where to place... skool_daze.py skool_daze.py runs Pyskool in Skool Daze mode. Pyskool is a remake of the classic ZX Spectrum games Skool Daze and Back to Skool by Microsphere. skool_daze_take_too.py skool_daze_take_too.py runs Pyskool in Skool Daze Take Too mode. Pyskool is a remake of the classic ZX Spectrum games Skool Daze and Back to Skool by... slashem SLASH'EM is a display oriented Dungeons & Dragons(tm) - like game. The standard tty display and command structure resemble rogue. It is an extension of SLASH... slashem-recover Occasionally, a NetHack game will be interrupted by disaster when the game or the system crashes. Prior to NetHack v3.1, these games were lost because various... snake snake is a display-based game which must be played on a CRT terminal. The object of the game is to make as much money as possible without getting eaten by the... snipes snipes is a single-player text-mode action game in which the object is to wander a maze killing evil smiley face characters (the "snipes") and the hives which... sopwith Sopwith is a classic 1980s shoot 'em up originally developed by BMB CompuScience. This modern port is a derivative of the original source code released by its... stockfish This manual page documents the stockfish command. stockfish is an UCI chess engine, to calculate chess moves Stockfish is a free UCI chess engine derived from... supertuxkart supertuxkart is an arcade-style game where driving faster than your opponents will do the trick. You're taking the role of Tux, the Linux mascot, steering its... tanglet Tanglet is a single player word finding game based on Boggle. The object of the game is to list as many words as you can before the time runs out. There are... toppler This manual page documents briefly the toppler command. The goal of the game is to reach the target door of each of the 8 towers in currently 2 missions with... trek trek is a game of space glory and war. Below is a summary of commands. For complete documentation, see Trek by Eric Allman. If a filename is given, a log of the... trophy trophy is a single-player racing game for Linux. Even though the goal is basically to finish the laps as the first, trophy is an action game which offers much... tuxpuck Anyone remember "Shufflepuck Cafe" for the Amiga/AtariST? I do. TuxPuck is a shufflepuck game written in C using SDL. The player moves a pad around a board and... valyriatear Valyria Tear is a free (as in the GNU General Public License) 2D J-RPG game based on the Hero of Allacrost engine. You can play it very much like a typical... vavoom Vavoom is a source port based on sources of Doom, Heretic, Hexen and a little bit from Quake. Supported platforms are Windows and Linux. Vavoom has a graphical... vert-banner vert-banner prints a large, high quality banner on the standard output. If the message is omitted, it prompts for and reads one line of its standard input. If... vulturesclaw NetHack is a display oriented Dungeons & Dragons(tm) - like game. The standard tty display and command structure resemble rogue. Other, more graphical display... vulturesclaw-recover Occasionally, a NetHack game will be interrupted by disaster when the game or the system crashes. Prior to NetHack v3.1, these games were lost because various... vultureseye NetHack is a display oriented Dungeons & Dragons(tm) - like game. The standard tty display and command structure resemble rogue. Other, more graphical display... vultureseye-recover Occasionally, a NetHack game will be interrupted by disaster when the game or the system crashes. Prior to NetHack v3.1, these games were lost because various... warmux Have the mascots of your favorite free software battle in the Warmux arena using dynamite, grenades, baseball bat and other weapons ... Exterminate your... worm In worm, you are a little worm, your body is the "o"'s on the screen and your head is the "@". You move with the hjkl keys and the arrow keys (as in the game... worms A UNIX version of the DEC-2136 program “worms”. wtf The wtf utility displays the expansion of the acronyms specified on the command line. If the acronym is unknown, wtf will check to see if the acronym is known... wump The game wump is based on a fantasy game first presented in the pages of People's Computer Company in 1973. In Hunt the Wumpus you are placed in a cave built of... xbill Ever get the feeling that nothing is going right? You're a sysadmin, and someone's trying to destroy your computers. The little people running around the screen... xboard XBoard is a graphical chessboard that can serve as a user interface to chess engines (such as GNU Chess), the Internet Chess Servers, electronic mail... xcowsay Display a cow with a speech bubble containing some text. If text is specified it will be displayed in the bubble. Otherwise the text will be read from the... xgalaxy xgalaxy [-scores] [-display display] [-mouse] [-keyboard] [-nosound] [-b] [-window] [-winsize widthxheight] [-b] [-noclipmask] [-nouseor] [-nostars]... xkoules Koules is an action game. The mission is to bounce all koules fighters from your sector xmoto X-Moto is a challenging 2D motocross platform game, where physics plays an important role in the gameplay. You need to control your bike to its limit, if you... xrick xrick is a clone of the platform game Rick Dangerous. Walk through the maps, avoid traps, kill the Bad Guys... and try to stay alive long enough to accomplish... xskat XSkat lets you play the card game Skat as defined by the official Skat Order. Up to 3 players may be simulated by the computer. After starting the game a mouse... zaz Zaz is an arcade action puzzle game where the goal is to get rid of all incoming balls by rearranging their order and making triplets. The game's name is...