Package bsd-games

Collection of text-based games

ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/games/

Bsd-games includes adventure, arithmetic, atc, backgammon, battlestar,
bcd, caesar, canfield, cfscores, cribbage, go-fish, gomoku,
hunt, mille, mpoly, morse, number, phantasia, pig, pom, ppt, primes,
quiz, rain, random, robots, rot13, sail, snake, snscore, teachgammon,
bsd-fbg, trek, worm, worms and wump.

Games (Section 6)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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pom
The pom utility displays the current phase of the moon. Useful for selecting software completion target dates and predicting managerial behavior.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...