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FROM '101 BASIC COMPUTER GAMES' BY DAVID AHL


ANIMAL

Computer guesses animals and learns new ones from you

BAGLES

Use logic to guess a mystery 3-digit number

BLKJAK

Blackjack game, Las Vegas rules

BOMBER

Fly a World War II bombing mission

BOUNCE

Plot a bouncing ball

BOXING

3-round Olympic boxing match

BUG

Roll dice vs the computer to draw a bug

BULEYE

Throw darts at a target (2 or more players)

CHIEF

Silly arithmetic drill

CHOMP

Eat a cookie avoiding the poison square (2 or more players)

CIVILW

Fight the Civil War

CRAPS

Play craps (dice), Las Vegas style

CUBE

Negotiate a 3-D cube avoiding hidden landmines

DIAMND

Prints 1-page diamond patterns

FLPFOP

Logic game -- change a row of X's to O's

FOOTBL

Football game

FURS

Trade furs with the white man

GOLF

Golf game -- choose your clubs and swing

GUESS

Guess a mystery number -- computer gives you clues

GUNNER

Fire a cannon at an enemy

HANG

Game of hangman

HI Q

Try to remove all the pegs from a board

HMRABI

Govern the ancient city-state of Sumeria

HOCKEY

Ice hockey vs Cornell

HORSES

Off-track betting on a horse race

HURKLE

Find the hurkle hiding on a 10 by 10 grid

KING

Govern an island kingdom wisely

LIFE

John Conway's game of life (no rules -- you have to have '101 basic computer games' to play)

LIT QZ

Children's literature quiz

MADLIB

Computer uses your words to write hilarious stories

MATHDI

Children's arithmetic drill using pictures of dice

MUGWMP

Locate 4 mugwumps hiding on a 10 by 10 grid

NICOMA

Computer guesses a number you think of

NIM

Chinese game of nim

1CHECK

Remove all but one checker from a board

POET

Computer composes random poetry

POKER

Poker game

REVRSE

Order a list of numbers by reversing - very addictive

ROCKET

Land an Apollo LEM on the moon

ROCKT1

Lunar landing from 500 feet (with plot)

SALVO

Destroy an enemy fleet of ships

SHRINK

Advice from your friendly computer psychiatrist

SNOOPY

Prints picture of Snoopy

SPACWR

Comprehensive game of spacewar vs Klingons

SPLAT

Open a parachute at the last possible moment

STARS

Guess a secret number -- stars tell you how close you are

STOCK

Stock market simulation

TARGET

Destroy an enemy target in 3-D space -- very tricky

3DPLOT

Plot families of curves -- looks 3-dimensional

TOWER

Towers of Hanoi game

TRAP

Trap a mystery number -- computer gives you clues

23MTCH

Game of 23 matches -- try not to take the last one

UGLY

Silly profile plot of an ugly woman

WEKDAY

Learn about your date of birth

ZOOP

Basic programmers nightmare