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[Comments] (2) Games You Already Have Roundup II: The Wrath Of Board Games:

Greetings, already havers of the following games. Today we look at computer versions of games usually played on boards. "Board Games", they are called. Man, it's hard to fill up a whole introductory paragraph. Did you ever notice how arbitrary the "board game" term is when games are categorized in a Linux installation? The category includes solitaire Mahjongg, which is not a board game and uses pieces from a board game that has no proper board. It includes Yahtzee, which is put out by a board game company but is played entirely with dice. Yet it does not, and this is the real travesty, it does not include my groundbreaking multiplayer mudfest "Bran's Brother Has Flipped!: The Home Game". Where's the justice? Not in this life, my friends.

That's why I'm imposing a strict rule on this episode of Games You Already Have Roundup. No matter what the menu classification says, if the game does not feature competition, ie. you versus some human or AI opponent, it is not a board game. It will not be featured in this episode, but rather in the next episode, Games You Already Have Roundup III: The Search For Puzzle Games. Hopefully the people who write Debian post-install scripts for these games will take this as the stinging rebuke it undoubtedly is, and will get their act together in time to avert game-categorization catastrophe on a grand scale.

Don't thank me; I'm only doing this so I can put off playing those awful marble games. And now, with further ado, the games.

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Posted by Brendan at Mon Aug 09 2004 22:56

I want to make a Monopoly where big monsters destroy the board! I also still want to make a pachycephalosaur Bomberman game. Maybe there could be a pachy-Bomberman game in the big empty space in the middle of a Monopoly board, and sometimes the pachys escape and rampage through the streets on the outside, or maybe I'm just reaching.

Posted by George Gesslein II at Tue Aug 10 2004 13:13

You can win Gnect (Connect Four) against the computer by
making the first move. If you let the computer move first,
you will always lose. It is a simple algorithm.
The easiest way to win, is just copy the computer moves,
with a slight variation.

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