BSD games

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BSD Games is a collection of the classic text based games distributed with some BSDs like FreeBSD and NetBSD.

The included games are, alphabetically:

  • adventure - an exploration game
  • arithmetic - quiz on simple arithmetic
  • atc - air traffic controller game
  • backgammon - the game of backgammon
  • banner - print large banner on printer
  • battlestar - a tropical adventure game
  • bcd - reformat input as punch cards, paper tape or morse code
  • boggle - word search game
  • caesar - decrypt caesar cyphers
  • canfield - the solitaire card game canfield
  • cfscores - show scores for canfield
  • cribbage - the card game cribbage
  • fish - play Go Fish
  • gomoku - game of 5 in a row
  • hangman - Computer version of the game hangman
  • hunt - a multi-player multi-terminal game
  • huntd - hunt daemon, back-end for hunt game
  • mille - play Mille Bornes
  • monop - Monopoly game
  • morse - reformat input as punch cards, paper tape or morse code
  • number - convert Arabic numerals to English
  • phantasia - an interterminal fantasy game
  • pom - display the phase of the moon
  • ppt - reformat input as punch cards, paper tape or morse code
  • primes - generate primes
  • quiz - random knowledge tests
  • rain - animated raindrops display
  • random - random lines from a file or random numbers
  • robots - fight off villainous robots
  • rot13 - rot13 encrypt/decrypt
  • sail - multi-user wooden ships and iron men
  • snake - display chase game
  • teachgammon - learn to play backgammon
  • tetris-bsd - the game of tetris
  • trek - trekkie game
  • wargames - shall we play a game?
  • worm - Play the growing worm game
  • worms - animate worms on a display terminal
  • wtf - translates acronyms for you
  • wump - hunt the wumpus in an underground cave


By genre

Action games:

  • hunt - a multi-player multi-terminal game
  • worm - Play the growing worm game

Board games:

  • backgammon - the game of backgammon
  • gomoku - game of 5 in a row
  • monop - Monopoly game

Card games:

  • canfield - the solitaire card game canfield
  • cribbage - the card game cribbage
  • fish - play Go Fish
  • mille - play Mille Bornes

Formatting fun:

  • banner - print large banner on printer
  • bcd - reformat input as punch cards, paper tape or morse code
  • morse - reformat input as punch cards, paper tape or morse code
  • number - convert Arabic numerals to English
  • pig - eformatray inputway asway Igpay Atinlay
  • ppt - reformat input as punch cards, paper tape or morse code
  • random - random lines from a file or random numbers
  • rot13 - rot13 encrypt/decrypt

Puzzle/Quiz:

  • arithmetic - quiz on simple arithmetic
  • boggle - word search game
  • hangman - Computer version of the game hangman
  • robots - fight off villainous robots
  • snake - display chase game
  • tetris-bsd - the game of tetris
  • quiz - random knowledge tests
  • wump - hunt the wumpus in an underground cave

Role playing:

  • adventure - an exploration game
  • battlestar - a tropical adventure game
  • phantasia - an interterminal fantasy game

"Screensavers":

  • rain - animated raindrops display
  • worms - animate worms on a display terminal

Simulation games:

  • atc - air traffic controller game
  • sail - multi-user wooden ships and iron men
  • trek - trekkie game

Various calculations:

  • caesar - decrypt caesar cyphers
  • pom - display the phase of the moon
  • primes - generate primes

Other:

  • cfscores - show scores for canfield
  • huntd - hunt daemon, back-end for hunt game
  • snscore - show scores for snake
  • teachgammon - learn to play backgammon
  • wargames - shall we play a game?
  • wtf - translates acronyms for you


The games are described in the manual, section 6. (man 6 random for instance).