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Developer(s) The GNOME Project
Initial release December 20, 1998; 16 years ago (1998-12-20)[1]
Stable release 3.16.2 (May 13, 2015; 51 days ago (2015-05-13)) [±][2]
Preview release 3.17.3 (June 24, 2015; 9 days ago (2015-06-24)) [±][3]
Written in Vala, C, C++, Scheme, JavaScript, Python
Operating system Linux, Unix-like, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows
Platform GTK+
Type games
License GNU General Public License

GNOME Games is a collection of about 15 puzzle video games, that is part of the standard free and open-source GNOME desktop environment.[4][5] They have the look and feel of the GNOME desktop, but can be used without it.

The GNOME Games collection is in the process of being modernized.[6]

It currently includes the following games:

  • 2048 – a clone of a popular game by the same name
  • AisleRiot (or "sol") – a suite of many Solitaire card games:
    • Agnes Athena Auld Lang Syne Aunt Mary Backbone Bakers Dozen Bakers Game Beleaguered Castle Block Ten Bristol Camelot Canfield Carpet Chessboard Clock Cover Cruel Diamond Mine Doublets Eagle Wing Easthaven Eight Off Elevator Escalator First Law Fortress Fortunes Fourteen Freecell Gaps Gay Gordons Glenwood Golf Gypsy Helsinki Hopscotch Isabel Jamestown Jumbo Kansas King Albert Kings Audience Klondike Labyrinth Lady Jane Maze Monte Carlo Napoleon's Tomb Neighbor Odessa Osmosis Peek Pileon Plait Poker Quatorze Royal East Saratoga Scorpion Scuffle Seahaven Sir Tommy Spiderette Spider Spider Three Decks Straight Up Streets And Alleys Ten Across Thieves Thirteen Thumb And Pouch Treize Triple Peaks Union Square Valentine Westhaven Whitehead Will O The Wisp Yield Yukon Zebra (see also: Category:Solitaire card games)
  • Chess – a graphical front-end written in Vala to be used with a chess engine
  • Five or more – a clone of Color Lines
  • Four-in-a-row – a clone of Connect Four
  • Hitori – an implementation of Hitori
  • Iagno – a clone of Reversi
  • Klotski – a sliding block puzzle game, see Klotski
  • Lightsoff – a brainteazer
  • Quadrapassel – a clone of Tetris (previously called Gnometris prior to October 2009).
  • Mahjongg – an implementation of the traditional Chinese game for a single player, see Mahjong solitaire
  • Mines – an implementation of Minesweeper computer game.
  • Nibble – a remake of Nibbles.
  • Robots – a clone of the turn-based game Robots
  • Sudoku – an implementation of Sudoku with a good generator.
  • Tetravex – an implementation of the edge-matching puzzle game Tetravex
  • Swell Foop – a clone of the SameGame (previously called Same GNOME).
  • Tali – an implementation of a dice game similar to Yahtzee/Kismet

The following games have been removed but previously included:


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "first release". 
  2. ^ Clasen, Matthias (13 May 2015). "GNOME 3.16.2 released". gnome-announce-list (Mailing list). Retrieved 03 July 2015.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "GNOME 3.17.x Development Series". Retrieved June 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ "GNOME Games on the GNOME wiki". Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  5. ^ "GNOME Games in Debian Sid". Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
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