2002 posts tagged with Games.
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An old general, cardboard bits, yesterday's battle

90+ Vietnamese general Vo Nguyen Giap buys 100 copies of "Vallee De La Morte", a board game recreation of the battle of Dien Bien Phu There actually are 2 competing board game recreations of the epic 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu which was (by the French):

""....an attempt to interdict the enemy's rear area, to stop the flow of supplies and reinforcements, to establish a redoubt in the enemy's rear and disrupt his lines," says Douglas Johnson, research professor at the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute. "The enemy could then be lured into a killing ground."....Hoping to draw Ho Chi Minh's guerrillas into a classic battle, the French began to build up their garrison at Dien Bien Phu..." General Giap - who led the Vietcong forces in that battle, prefers "Vallee De La Morte". Such games are played with large multicolored paper maps broken up into hexagonal grids, with cardboard pieces representing military units. The rules can be quite complex and some wargames ( such as Drang Nach Osten) have thousands of pieces and take thousands of hours to play (sometimes longer than the actual wars they simulate). More on wargaming.
posted by troutfishing on Apr 26, 2004 - 26 comments

299.01 It's the biggest I've ever seen!

Motorcycle Jumps for Scantily Clad Women [flash - potentially NSFW]
posted by psychotic_venom on Apr 22, 2004 - 21 comments

Rrrrr, brains.

Facewound is an excellent homebrew side-scrolling action game that's currently still in preview. It features zombies, bullet time, and a full arsenal of weaponry. It's not web based, but it does feature some nice special effects for those of you with good graphics cards (not required). Also, it's very friendly to custom maps and skins. Here is the download page for those who want to get right into it. All and all, a good way to waste a Saturday.
posted by ODiV on Apr 17, 2004 - 10 comments

Kill more penguins!

Yeti Sports. The creators of the infamous penguin bat flash game have opened an entire site featuring music, e-cards, and most important, two new games. Excuse me, I'm off to spend Flash Friday doing horrible things to flightless waterfowl.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Apr 16, 2004 - 6 comments

kill bill

kill bill [note: flash, foreign, violent]
posted by crunchland on Apr 14, 2004 - 10 comments

Shooting Rubber Bands at the stars your co-workers

The Ultimate Guide to Rubber Band Warfare
posted by anastasiav on Apr 12, 2004 - 9 comments

Middle Earth as MMPORG

Fantasy gaming is nothing like real fantasy.
posted by brownpau on Apr 8, 2004 - 18 comments

Variations on a theme

If you're bored with the kind of chess grandpappy taught you, know there are well over 1,000 other ways to do it. Play chess on a Moebius strip, with hexagons, or like Monopoly. Or play Chaturanga, chess's earliest ancestor. And if you don't have the time to, say, build your own 3-D Star Trek chessboard, there are also variations playable with a standard chess set.
posted by tepidmonkey on Apr 7, 2004 - 13 comments

An Adventurer is You!

The Kingdom of Loathing. Not since Progress Quest has the world of online RPGs seen such innovation. Look out Everquest!
posted by ODiV on Apr 6, 2004 - 13 comments

I wanted a *boq boq boq boq boq* sandwich.

Play the Sesame Street 35th Anniversary Trivia Game, hosted by Oscar the Grouch (who's as rude as he ever was).
posted by Tin Man on Apr 6, 2004 - 29 comments

Home of the Underdogs

"Home of the Underdogs is a non-profit site dedicated to the preservation and promotion of underrated PC games (and a few non-PC games) of all ages: good games that deserve a second chance after dismal sales or critical reviews that we feel are unwarranted."
posted by Hildago on Apr 4, 2004 - 27 comments

Little Fluffy Industries: For all your Friday Flash needs.

Little Fluffy Industries: Posted on a Thursday for all your Friday Flash needs.
posted by UKnowForKids on Apr 1, 2004 - 6 comments

lights out

Fun with optics. [flash]
posted by casarkos on Mar 26, 2004 - 9 comments

Friday Flash Fun

Friday Flash Shockwave Spy Bot. "You work by fighting DataBattles, in which you deploy and maneuver programs to defeat opposing software on the memory grid." Good wholesome fun, and highly addictive.
posted by vraxoin on Mar 26, 2004 - 3 comments

Worldbuilder

Worldbuilder (no relation to the old Mac adventure game toolkit) is an excellent way to start off the week by completely crippling productivity. I've played many games from these guys before, and they're always great. I envy the independent game designer that gets to work with Lego so often. Via GTA.
posted by majcher on Mar 22, 2004 - 3 comments

Zork over AIM!

Play Zork directly in IM. Send an instant message to InfoComBot and choose from a list of available text-based games. You can even save games and return to them later. One thing's for sure: I'm not getting any work done this week.
posted by mathowie on Mar 21, 2004 - 18 comments

For every game, take your turn, turn, turn

Pastimes and Paradigms: Games We Play from Cornell's Division of Rare & Manuscript Collections. Fascinating (if overly alliterative) collection of an incredible array of antique and contemporary boardgames and related materials. Hey, hey, hey, it's fun to play! (via Monkeyfilter)
posted by scody on Mar 12, 2004 - 4 comments

Nobody's allowed to question the masks

The Official Rules of Calvinball "Any player may declare a new rule at any point in the game. The player may do this audibly or silently depending on what zone the player is in. " It's so clear now. (via linkfilter)
posted by owillis on Mar 7, 2004 - 27 comments

Puzzle games are eeeeeevil.

The Mystery of Time and Space! [note: Flash]
Rather involving game, if puzzlers like Myst are your bag, baby.
posted by Melinika on Mar 5, 2004 - 12 comments

Movies and fonts: together at last!

The Movie Alphabet Game is harder than it looks. I'm stuck on C, O, U, and X. When you're through with that, try the second one.
posted by Robot Johnny on Mar 3, 2004 - 23 comments

GamesBids.com - City Versus City

GamesBids.com - City Versus City. With the Athens Olympic Games less than six months away, the competition is heating up...to host the 2012 Summer Games. Follow the political jockeying here. Will it be one of the powerhouses (New York, Paris, London), or does anyone think that Moscow or Havana have any chance at all? Also nice to look at are each city's "bid books" which are available in PDF format.
posted by jmcnally on Mar 3, 2004 - 10 comments

Duck Hunt, Simon, Pong, and more!

Classic 80's Games. Play Now! (flash - via interact)
posted by Ufez Jones on Mar 2, 2004 - 14 comments

Flash Game - Bush Shoot-Out

Flash Game - Bush Shoot-Out Starring President Bush and Condelezza Rice. Take on the terrorists and save the White House.
posted by joeadk on Feb 28, 2004 - 13 comments

ultimate flash sonic

ultimate flash sonic [note : flash] (alternate link)
posted by crunchland on Feb 27, 2004 - 12 comments

warthog launch

warthog launch [note: flash, LOUD!]
posted by crunchland on Feb 26, 2004 - 17 comments

The games people play

Perhaps it says something about the intellectual sophistication of ancient cultures that some of the most entertaining games in existence are thousands of years old: backgammon, Go, mancala... The now-ubiquitous chess is a relative newcomer, dating back merely 1400 years. One wonders whether Boggle or Monopoly will withstand the test of time so well.
posted by letourneau on Feb 18, 2004 - 17 comments

Get out of the Crimson room

Get out of the Crimson room. [flash]
posted by xmutex on Feb 16, 2004 - 37 comments

The End of Flash?

SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) is an non-proprietary, XML driven alternative to flash that can be easily modified using a text editor. People are starting to make games, maps, and other interactive stuff. Is this the future of the web? (You need an SVG plug-in to view this content.)
posted by joeadk on Feb 10, 2004 - 24 comments

friday flash fun - throw rocks at boys!

throw rocks at boys! silly friday flash fun
posted by eatdonuts on Feb 6, 2004 - 41 comments

Sutures of Staples?

Knee surgery for fun and profit! An educational and good use of Flash for kids.
posted by studentbaker on Feb 4, 2004 - 17 comments

Woo! This Looks like fun!

Whirly Ball looks like a ton of fun. It's Jai Alai meets basketball meets bumper cars. What a great sport for those of us who are athletically challenged!
posted by Fantt on Jan 28, 2004 - 20 comments

Presidential Market 2004

Presidential Market 2004 is an online game in which players buy and sell "shares" of the major 2004 presidential candidates. If you finish on Election Day with one of the two highest-valued portfolios — by executing savvy trades throughout the primaries and general election campaign — you'll win a trip to the inauguration next January.
posted by Brilliantcrank on Jan 28, 2004 - 5 comments

Danish Royalty

Ye olde text puzzle.Some Nordic prince who really likes his mum.(via coolios)
posted by johnny7 on Jan 26, 2004 - 6 comments

Climb the Plantation

Climb the Plantation. [flash]
posted by hama7 on Jan 23, 2004 - 6 comments

I really have no idea what is going in this game

Most Sense-Assaulting Flash Game Ever
posted by Orange Goblin on Jan 23, 2004 - 18 comments

This is a hard one...

Twiddlestix
posted by Orange Goblin on Jan 22, 2004 - 8 comments

Two screen handheld

Nintendo announces two screen handheld console. More details expected at May's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). It's due for release at Christmas, around the same time as Sony's PSP.
posted by MintSauce on Jan 21, 2004 - 23 comments

SimCity!

Miss the original SimCity? Play online for free!
posted by monju_bosatsu on Jan 20, 2004 - 6 comments

ESPecially for you

The ESP Game.
posted by nthdegx on Jan 19, 2004 - 23 comments

?SYNTAX ERROR

A massive archive of Commodore 64 game covers. An extensive archive of C64 magazine Zapp64 covers, features, reviews and editorials. SLAY radio (C64 remixes - very cheesy).
posted by nthdegx on Jan 12, 2004 - 6 comments

Mathematik

Mathematik and Dynamical Systems. Mathematical visual effects and games, mostly javascript-based.
posted by donth on Jan 10, 2004 - 5 comments

My Scrabble value can beat all y'alls.

What's your name's value in Scrabble? And please, no "it's a trick question, you can't use proper nouns" whining. (via Elayne Riggs)
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Jan 10, 2004 - 28 comments

abbadee, abbadee, that's all folks!

looney tunes games [note: flash]
posted by crunchland on Jan 9, 2004 - 1 comment

Etch-a-Sketch

Etch-a-Sketch
posted by oissubke on Jan 7, 2004 - 3 comments

donkey kong jr.

donkey kong jr. [note: flash]
posted by crunchland on Jan 5, 2004 - 21 comments

Child's play screwed over by media.

Wil Wheaton sums it up best -- Penny Arcade's Child's Play, as posted previously, has been completely ignored by the media, despite donating over US$200,000 worth or toys and cash to a local children's hospital. 11,100 news items on violence in video games, 3 news items on video gamers opening their hearts and wallets.
posted by krisjohn on Jan 5, 2004 - 78 comments

Reindeer games

Before everyone breaks for the holidays, how about some reindeer games?
posted by Oriole Adams on Dec 23, 2003 - 7 comments

Can you FLY Santa??

Santa and the X-Games. Help two poor elves sling Santa Claus all the way to Mordor.
posted by bargle on Dec 13, 2003 - 12 comments

Sober Santa

Sober Santa. Too much politics today, not enough Christmas fun. Here's a drunk Santa game from b3ta. Pretty tough once you get going.
posted by Stan Chin on Dec 12, 2003 - 12 comments

Bitter Rivals

Pepsi vs. Coke. Nabisco vs. Keebler vs. Planters. Levi's vs. Lee Dungarees (click on Buddy Lee Action). Any other classic rivalries out there we can settle "Friday Flash" style?
posted by TheFarSeid on Dec 11, 2003 - 6 comments

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