Dumb Terminal games (was Re: Looking for a small fast VAX development machine)

David Griffith dave at 661.org
Sat Feb 27 22:11:52 CST 2016

On Sat, 27 Feb 2016, Chuck Guzis wrote:

> Okay, so "dumb terminal games" do require a terminal of some sort.  Back in 
> the day of punched cards, however, terminals were expensive and not 
> frequently encountered, but for the operator's console.
> Given that, how many games can one think of that were played with card input 
> and printer output?
> I can think of lots of character art, but not one single game.

I'm pretty sure someone has done chess that way.

David Griffith
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