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bsdgames Linux Adventure: Exploring the well house


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Bsdgames is a package of terminal games and amusements that were historically packaged with BSD. It consists of the following games:
  • adventure : The classic Colossal Cave text adventure
  • arithmetic : An arithmetic quiz
  • atc : An Air Traffic controller simulation
  • backgammon : The board game "Backgammon"
  • battlestar : Another text adventure
  • boggle : The board game "Boggle"
  • canfield : The Canfield solitaire card game
  • cribbage : The board/card game "Cribbage"
  • dab : The pen and paper game "dots and boxes", where you must form the most boxes by connecting a grid of dots.
  • fish : The card game "Go Fish"
  • gomoku : The board game "Gomoku"
  • hack : The classic rogue-like; predecessor to Nethack.
  • hangman : The traditional pen and paper word guessing game
  • hunt : A multi-player deathmatch maze game
  • mille : The board game "Mille Bornes"
  • monop : The board game "Monopoly"
  • phantasia : A Middle Earth-themed multi-user dungeon
  • quiz : A quiz game on a variety of topics
  • robots : A strategy/action game to escape a hoard of man-eating robots
  • sail : A multi-player naval combat game
  • snake : A chase game where you must escape a hungry snake
  • tetris : An implementation of Tetris
  • trek : A Star-Trek strategy game
  • worm : A game where you eat to grow longer and try to avoid hitting your own tail
  • wump : The classic "Hunt the Wumpus" game, where you must track and shoot the Wumpus throughout a random cave layout.
Additionally, some versions of this also contain Rogue, which is often removed or separated due to the license preventing commercial use.

This package also contains a number of non-games, which are described below for completeness:
  • banner : Displays large text banner
  • bcd : Reformats input as punch cards
  • caesar, rot13 : Decrypt or create a Caesar cipher.
  • countmail : Counts the amount of mail you have, similar to Sesame Street
  • dm : Dungeon Master: regulates game playing on a shared server
  • factor : Lists prime factors of a given number
  • morse : Reformats input as morse code
  • number : Writes out the words for a give number
  • pig : Pig Latin converter
  • pom : Displays the phase of the moon
  • ppt : Reformats input as paper tape
  • primes : Generates a list of prime numbers
  • rain : Rain drop screensaver
  • random : Picks random lines from a file or generates random numbers
  • wargames : Menu for launching games, similar to the movie. Launches the game name typed in.
  • worms : Moving worm screensaver
  • wtf : Acronym lookup tool


bsdgames Linux Arithmetic: Taking score after a session
bsdgames Linux Worm: Heading back towards number 7 after growing a bit
bsdgames Linux Hack: Fighting a Kobold on level 2
bsdgames Linux Wump: Shooting myself with an arrow

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Ryan Armstrong (1840) added bsdgames (Linux) on Dec 20, 2017