This section lists the packages that provide fun and entertainment to Red Hat Linux system owners the world over. Game packages that run under the X window system can be found in the X11 section near the end of this appendix.
This is a bunch of games. Highlights include backgammon, cribbage, hangman, monop, primes, trek, and battlestar.
This is a text adventure game for use with xzip.
This is a terminal mode version of the popular game, yahtzee. It is a dice and board game.
This is the ever popular fortune program. It will gladly print a random fortune when run. Is usually fun to put in the .login for your users on a system so they see something new every time they log in.
This is the famous GNU chess program. It is text based, but can be used in conjunction with xboard to play X based chess.
Brian Howarth's Mysterious Adventure game series. This is a text based adventure game.
`pinfocom' is an interpreter for those old Infocom-compatible text adventure games (remember those?).
`scottfree' is an interpreter for Scott-Adams-format text adventure games (remember those?).
The aim of this game is to control and to place the falling blocks, so that at least three blocks horizontally or diagonally, or both, have matching patterns. This sequence is then removed, and the above blocks will coll you reach the top of the screen, the game is finished.
A number of various card games for the Linux console, including Klondike, 'Oh Hell', Solitaire, and Spider, as well as some other popular time-wasters :)
A number of various mind games for the Linux console using SVGAlib. The selection includes such favorites as Othello, Minesweeper, and Connect 4.