A friend today suggested that a command like the below was a good way to sample Linux games, but also that it was one they had saved awhile ago before leaving for vacation, and so it might be out of date:
sudo apt-get install abe ace-of-penguins airstrike alex4 aisleriot antigravitaattori armagetronad asc asciijump atanks astromenace asylum ballerburg ballz bambam barrage bastet beneath-a-steel-sky berusky2 between billard-gl biniax2 black-box blobby blockattack blockout2 blocks-of-the-undead bomber bomberclone boswars bouncy brainparty briquolo brutalchess bsdgames btanks bumprace burgerspace bzflag cavezofphear ceferino chromium-bsu circuslinux colobot colorcode crimson cuyo cultivation csmash d1x-rebirth d2x-rebirth dizzy drascula eboard efp einstein enigma etoys etw frozen-bubble funguloids funnyboat gamine gav gbrainy gcompris
To me, farthest from expert, that list seems like a decent representation of Linux games today, but perhaps this community has suggestions on how to amend or otherwise improve it.
Edit: remove balder2d, bubbros, childsplay, defendguin as those were producing errors.
Gaming on the GNU/Linux operating system.
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