"Text-based games are often forgotted and neglected in the Linux
press. However, there are some real ASCII gems out there waiting to
be explored which are immensely addictive and great fun to
"The idiom 'don't judge a book by its cover' can be extended to
'don't judge a computer game by its graphics'. Whilst the games
featured in this article have extremely basic graphics, they have
many redeeming qualities beyond evoking fond memories of the early
days of computer gaming.
"The purpose of this article is to identify our favourite ASCII
based games. There are no fancy graphics here, just great gameplay
coupled with the urge of always having just one more play."