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Does anyone know if there are games for Ubuntu server (like tetris, etc...)?

I know that servers aren't meant for playing games, but sometimes it would be nice to have a little fun . . . not only work on them :)

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You can install the package bsdgames to get a collection of games, then there is the excellent NetHack and the fast paced, all action, all the time, gravity defying, "moonbuggy".

here is a list of games provided by the bsdgames package to get you going:

  • adventure
  • arithmetic
  • atc
  • backgammon
  • battlestar
  • bcd
  • boggle
  • caesar
  • canfield
  • cfscores
  • countmail
  • cribbage
  • dab
  • go-fish
  • gomoku
  • hack
  • hangman
  • hunt
  • mille
  • monop
  • morse
  • number
  • phantasia
  • pig
  • pom
  • ppt
  • primes
  • quiz
  • rain
  • random
  • robots
  • rot13
  • sail
  • snake
  • snscore
  • teachgammon
  • tetris-bsd
  • trek
  • wargames
  • worm
  • worms
  • wtf
  • wump
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Sure! You should try Nethack.

Just install the package nethack-console ( sudo apt-get install nethack-console ) and enjoy.

From wikipedia:

NetHack is a single-player roguelike video game originally released in 1987. It is a descendant of an earlier game called Hack (1985), which is a descendant of Rogue (1980).[2] Salon describes it as "one of the finest gaming experiences the computing world has to offer."

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I "played" with vimtutor. I know it is not the exact answer to your question but I treated as a get to next level game, and won in productivity...

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Install Emacs, there is a terminal only package available for servers too. Call emacs into a terminal. Inside it, hit Alt+x and write tetris. To quit tetris, hit Ctrl+x then k then Enter.
Have fun!

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For a list of all games available for emacs, visit here.

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Here is an oldie but a goodie - space invaders! (sudo apt-get install ninvaders)

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Another addition: vitetris is a multiplayer, network-enabled tetris clone. It even has joystick support, if you so desire.

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What about a MMORPG on Command line?

Other intelligent people playing with you and chatting in a nice community?

Just run:

telnet Sverige.freeshell.org 4000
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Try

overkill apt-get install overkill

Dungeon Crawl http://crawl-ref.sourceforge.net/

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Or play the popular 2048 game from the command line.

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