DescriptionAmongst many non-interactive introductory type-in BASIC programs intended to get young programmers started, this book includes a few simple games:
- Spelling (as described, TRY TO FIGURE OUT THE MISSING LETTERS IN THIS WORD);
- You Are A Detective, a very short choose-your-own-adventure mystery;
- Shell Game ("needless to say, the computer's 'hand' is definitely quicker than your eye!");
- Dice Game;
- Number Guessing Game (which of two players guesses closest to the number the computer picked?);
- Number Sequences (what should the next number in this sequence be?);
- How Warm Is Your Heart (a re-skinned number guessing game filling in temperature for proximity to the number);
- War (the card game);
- Pinball (a highly abstract representation);
- Paper, Rock, Scissors;
- Ring the Bell (simulating the carnival sideshow game);
- Lifeguard (pick a number and maybe the life preserver you throw reaches the drowning swimmer);
- Sea Battle (aka Battleship);
- Math Quiz;
- Tennis (again, highly abstracted);
- Ski Weekend (choose the right jobs to earn the money needed to go on vacation in six weeks!;
- and Backpack (attempt to win a cross-country hiking race without running out of food and water).
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