Last game I played was Wumpus ...
I honestly see no value to computer-based gaming.
If you're running a proper Linux distro, for a blast from the past try typing "wump" at a shell prompt.
"You're in a cave with 20 rooms and 3 tunnels leading from each room. There are 3 bats and 3 pits scattered throughout the cave, and your quiver holds 5 custom super anti-evil Wumpus arrows. Good luck."
"man wump" for more. Likewise, "man trek". I run Slackware, I have no idea if any of the fanboi distros include the old BSD games ... Try "xman&" > Manual Page > Section (6) ... For the record, my nieces & nephews ::yawn:: at graphical games, but are fascinated by the old text-based games. Try 'em on your kids, you might be surprised ;-)
I took an old Osborne 1 into the classroom earlier the school year and got all my students hooked on Zork.
This last week I started them playing a diku/merc derived MUD. In between they've been writing text games in Python.
Ages 11-13. Text games FTW. :)
The program 'wump' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install bsdgames
'wump' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
It's Sunday 7:09 pm.... I need to get a life!
Again, six months later. Same thing.
Several more in my posting history this evening. I can't see the back-end (and will not try to eyeball it for myself, at least not without permission), but there is an obvious bug.
I've had that a couple of times, a new "latest post" date for a particular forum at the top level forum page but no new post in that forum. However quite often if I go back to the top level forum page & refresh, it no longer tells me there's a new post so I tend to assume my mind was playing tricks.
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