CentOS 6 – Installing Additional Games for GNOME

One of my favorite things in GNOME is the official gnome-games package. Even though the number of games is much less than those available to the Macs and Windows, every single one of these games are open source and professionally done. My favorite game has been Four in a Row (known as “Connect Four” to those who has played the Hasbro version). Four in a Row is installed by default on many versions of Ubuntu, and was installed as part of the gnome-games package in CentOS 5. Unfortunately, that game among many others (listed a bit below) are not included as part of the gnome-games package in CentOS 6. Only 5 games are included in CentOS 6’s gnome-games package:

  • AisleRiot Solitaire
  • Iagno
  • Mines
  • Same GNOME
  • Sudoku

After looking around the list of packages, I realized that to get Four in a Row (among many other games), I had to install the gnome-games-extra package. To do that, use the following command:

sudo yum install gnome-games gnome-games-extra

The typical CentOS package installation process will follow. Afterwards, you will find an additional collection of games installed! This now includes:

  • Blackjack
  • Chess
  • Five or More
  • Four-in-a-Row
  • FreeCell Solitaire
  • GnomeFallingBlocks
  • Klotski
  • Mahjongg
  • Nibbles
  • Robots
  • Tali
  • Tetravex

2 thoughts on “CentOS 6 – Installing Additional Games for GNOME

  1. Bill

    I have the above games you mentioned installed. However, I am looking for multiple deck solitaire games for Centos ans/or Linux in general.

    Some of the solitaire games I am interested in are 4 and/r eight deck games including Klondyke, Canfield, Spider, and any other card games over 4 decks.

    Are any of the above mentiond games available for Centos Linux or Linux in general that can be installed on Centos?

    Thanks,
    Bill

  2. lawrence boothby

    I am trying to install glchess on CentOS 6.1 modified for multiseat (Userful MultiPlatform) zero clients. Your method to locate gnome-games is not working for me (doesn’t find any of the items you list). What repositories are you using for Add/Remove Software? My suspicion is that Userful Multiplatform is not including the repository I need.

    Thanks!

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