Computer Game Reviews of Popular Computer Games
We can divide games into action/adventure, puzzle/oriental, sports, time management, and word games. In adventure games, folks usually play things like cards or dice. Folks sometimes play against the computer, too. Some games can even be played against multiple other players simultaneously. Sports games are usually for fun and exercise, and puzzle games are either games of skill and chance, or games where the player has to solve a problem by finding a solution, like crossword puzzles.
Computer game designers often base games on these popular genres, but lots of games have evolved from them. Two of the most well-known are Chris Crawford’s The Glider and Chris Holmes’ SpaceChem. Chris Crawford’s popular PC game, Abalone, is still in print, and players can download it for free. Chris Holmes wrote and developed SpaceChem, and it is now in print as well. In either game, players use chemistry set ups to produce different results; for instance, in Abalone, you must lay down the right sequence of gems before using any gems to make a single flower bloom, while in SpaceChem you must lay down the correct amount of sulfur molecules before you can use any oxygen molecules to create oxygen.
These popular computer games have been remade many times over, and today we have a whole genre of board games based on them. One such game is 23 De Eternity, which is a twist on traditional poker. In this game, players take turns laying down cards, and then taking turns throwing rocks on the table to knock those cards off. The point is that you must knock all of the cards off your table, or else the other players get to keep their cards, and you get to keep yours!