A nice alternative to the chess game that comes with your Mac — created by a vegetarian. You can also load a UCI chess engine to play against, or view a collection of games in PGN format to analyze.
Play 11 different Italian card games, including Scopone, Tressette and Briscola. Chitarrella sports a nice soundtrack, animation effects, vocal hints, customizable interface and full screen display.
Explore a huge cave filled with treasure, working your way past traps and dangerous creatures. Collect as much treasure as you can in 25 challenging levels.
Join the lucrative crystal mining trade as you navigate through deadly asteroid fields, do battle with menacing pirates and loathsome scavengers, and gather enough wealth to buy powerful weapons and power-ups in this arcade style asteroids game.
The classic worm game in three dimensions. As you eat objects, your tail grows longer. If you bump into it, you lose.
A multiplayer first-person shooter based on the ioquake3 fork of the id tech 3 engine. It has many game types beyond deathmatch and a lot of characters. Due to violent and racy content, it may not be suitable for children.
First-person shooter based on the Padman comic strip for the magazine PlayStation Games. The current version runs on an enhanced version of the ioquake3 engine, which is based on the Quake III Arena engine.
Combine puzzle solving and action as you collect enough diamonds to escape from each cave, but there are many hazards to watch out for: dangerous creatures, falling boulders, and bombs.
Civilizations span more than 1,000 years of history as you run a dwarven outpost or play an adventurer. There are dozens of towns and hundreds of caves, plus regions with varied wildlife. You can make the world persist as long as you like.
Play more than 1,000 solitaire games, including dozens of variations of good, old Klondike.
As a commander, you must carry out various assignments in this real-time strategy game. For example, you may have to build a base, explore new technologies, deal with scavengers, and give manufacturing orders.
Protect your home from the onslaught of hordes of really nasty bugs in this turret defence game from GrassGames.
Create an independent nation starting with a few colonists braving stormy seas in search of a new land. This turn-based game is based on Colonization and is similar to Civilization.
In this first-person shooter, a psychic bodyguard must try to protect a VIP from a horde of zombies, snipers and other would-be assassins. Stop attackers by shooting them, knocking them unconscious or disarming them. Or take the VIP out of the line of fire.
Warp from one prison cube to another, freeing allied prisoners trapped inside asteroids floating around you. Pulverize the asteroids with your laser.
This co-operative multiplayer RPG and adventure game is similar to nethack and moria, but it is fully graphical and runs in realtime. It is set in a classical medieval environment with ubiquitious weapons and magic.
MacBomber is an open source 3D Bomberman clone heavily inspired by Clanbomber, which is in turn a great Bomberman clone for Linux. Features include support for up to four players and more than 30 original Clanbomber maps.
A straightforward version of mahjong — select pairs of matching tiles until they are all gone.
Choose a song from your collection and let the game analyze it. Then race along a colourful track, picking up beats from the song as you go.
An abstract strategy tile-laying game. In a two-player game, players take turns placing tiles and stones, stocking new tiles and claiming groups. As a solitaire puzzle, the goal is to play optimally and beat your previous score.
The goal is to make pieces of your colour make up a majority of those on the board at the end of the game, by trapping and turning over as many of your opponent's pieces as possible.
Similar to Uno: try to play cards which match another card in colour or value. There are also special action cards such as wild, skip, reverse and draw. The first player to get rid of all their cards wins the round.
A free multiplayer/singleplayer first-person shooter, where the aim is not to produce the features and eyecandy, but rather to allow map/geometry editing to be done dynamically in-game, to create fun gameplay and an elegant engine.
A collection of popular solitaire games. Find high quality, free versions of classic games that should have come with your Mac. Includes Klondike Solitaire, Free Cell, Spider, Pyramid, Canfield, Aces Up, Golf, Scorpian, Yukon, Baker's Game and Forty Thieves.
A classic puzzle game that combines simplicity and complexity, strategy and luck. The goal is to arrange tokens of the same colour in straight lines (vertical, horizontal or across) — rows of arranged tokens will disappear from the board. Get a high score by surviving as long as you can.
A free, single-player dungeon exploration game has you taking the role of an adventurer, exploring a deep dungeon, fighting monsters, and acquiring the best weaponry you can find in preparation for a final battle with Morgoth, the Lord of Darkness.
Flight simulator for the Mac lets you fly around the world in the comfort of your own home. Joystick recommended.
A 3D version of the classic matching tiles game. Work your way up progressively difficult levels or take it easy in a non-competitive game modes.
Amoebas drop in colour-combination pairs. Guide them so you get four of a colour at the bottom to make them disappear. A lot like Puyo Pop from Sega.
Remove all anchors and magnets by moving a snake with your mouse. They will disappear if you are able set up certain conditions with the snake.
BombSquad hides bombs beneath buttons on a grid. Your mission is to clear the grid without getting blown up. Squares on the field with numbers in them tell how many bombs are in the squares adjacent to the number.
A plucky wheeled robot named Polly has been imprisoned by the nefarious Dr. Nurbs in his laboratory and must overcome a series of increasingly elaborate obstacles to regain her freedom.
Use mirrors to deflect laser beams so they hit the desired targets. Starts easy, but soon forces you to use your brain.
A simple, addictive strategy game has you avoiding hazards without knowing exactly where they are, but instead by figuring out where they must be. Safely find your way across or find every hazard to win.
No-frills version of the classic Asteroids game. Navigate through space, firing at asteroids before they take you out with damage.
Completely fill the board so that every row, every column and every three-by-three block contains all the numbers from one to nine. Features unique puzzles, many difficulty levels and a practical user interface.
You steer a futuristic bike called a lightcycle. Combat takes place in a rectangular arena. Your bike leaves a trail behind, which is like a wall. The goal is to force the other players to drive into a wall. The winner is the last player alive.
This game of musical skill and fast fingers has you playing guitar on your computer's keyboard as quickly and accurately as possible.
Classic breakout-style game has more than 50 levels with loads of bonuses (goldshower, joker, explosive balls, magnet), maluses (chaos, darkness, weak balls, malus magnet) and special bricks (growing bricks, explosive bricks, regenerative bricks). Create your own levelsets with the integrated editor
Ski the world's best downhill courses, including Lauberhorn, Streif and Saslong — all modelled closely after the originals. Have competitions with your friends.
Follow the colour patterns to fill the board with the same colour stones. Start from the lower left corner and expand from there.
Up to four players can control underwater vessels, each with their own key on the keyboard. Hold down the button and release when ready to fire. Artificial intelligence does the rest.
First-person shooter originally developed by Bungie is now open source with active support. This is the app that helped keep Mac gaming alive during the troubled years of the late '90s. Bungie later went on to develop Halo for Xbox.
You have 32 game tiles consisting of two tiles each of every combination of four colours and four symbols (2 x 4 x 4 = 32). The object is to place a tile in the centre spot by working your way in from the outer rings by following certain rules.
Guess the colours and positions of four pegs chosen by the computer. You have 16 tries.
Guide jumpman to the exit. Use arrow keys to move, the space bar to jump. Tilt some levels with jumpman's weight.
A free 3D kart racing game, with many tracks, characters and items for you to try. Maybe not as good as the original, but still lots of fun.
3D wildlife simulation game challenges players to learn about wolf ecology by living the life of a wild wolf in Yellowstone National Park. Explore the wilderness, hunt elk, and encounter stranger wolves. Establish a territory, raise pups and defend them from predators. Online multiplayer games let up to five players form a pack.
Play 22 variations of solitaire, including the classic Klondike. Statistics keep track of how long you've played, how many games you've won and your highest score. And if you get stuck, you can ask for a hint.
The computer version of Connect four has the aim of arranging four circles in a line before the other player or the computer. The line can be oblique, horizontal or vertical.
Multiplayer 3D game emulates and expands on the lightcycle sequence from the movie Tron, bringing it into the 21st century. Highlights include a customizable playing arena and AI bots. Advanced players can take advantage of new game modes and tweak a variety of physics settings.
Realtime worms shoot-em-up is backed by an active gamers community, with dozens of levels and mods for endless gaming pleasure. The game is based on a deathmatch setting, where multiple players face off in a closed level.
SuperTux is a classic 2D jump-and-run sidescroller in the style of the original SuperMario games. It features nine enemies, 26 playable levels, software and OpenGL rendering modes, configurable joystick and keyboard input, new music and completely redone graphics.
An open source simulation game based upon Transport Tycoon Deluxe. You own a transport company, competing against rival companies by road, rail, sea and air. Move passengers and make profits.
A non-violent puzzle game with a dexterity component has more than 1,000 different levels with high-resolution 2D graphics and realistic physics simulation, which guarantee longtime entertainment.
A freeware yahtzee-like game, but instead of normal dice, you have Tintin characters. Be warned: it is highly addictive.
Just like the good, old arcade game. Your snake grows as it eats pellets, but you have be careful not to run into yourself.
Minesweeper clone improves on the original with custom minefield settings, sound effects and improved interface controls.
First-person shooter based on a modification of the Quake 2 GPL engine focusses on moving, speed and tricks in gameplay.
A simple race game for all ages with six tracks to choose from and two racing options: quick race or time trial.
This text-based introduction to interactive fiction has you playing the part of six-year-old Harriet, whose game of hide-and-seek turns into an adventure full of wonders.
Space sim game designed to be small and easy to pick up, modify and expand upon. Almost every aspect of the game can be changed.
MacIago is a freeware Othello/Reversi style board game. It is a strategic game, played with a board on which you have to enclose the opponent's pieces between your own. It ends when none of the players is able to make a move. The player with the most pieces at the end of the game wins.
A tribute to Eugene Jarvis's seminal arcade shooter Defender features all the ingredients that made that game a classic. It features elements of the best twitch games coupled with new and exciting features.
Side-scrolling action has you pitted against friends in one of three modes: deathmatch, king of tumblers, or last man standing. Violent, but in a fun kind of way.
A blend of team-based first-person shooter with elements of real-time strategy. Players choose from teams of aliens and humans and build structures capable of spawning. Spawn structures ensure players can rejoin the game after death.
Remove a marble from the board, then start jumping. If you can remove them all without any stragglers, you want the game.
A delightful new take on the classic snake-style games. Guide your worm through neon grids to swallow flowers and add to its length, being careful not to collide with your tail
Adventure game features Frasse, a blue hairy monster. The cute feller's adventure starts when a stone falls and blocks the entrance to his friend's cave. Humour and fun challenges make this game a delight.
Bounce your character through dangerous landscapes without damaging him too much. Tricky physics make this game a challenge.
Weird Tetris-style game has blocks dropping in vertical groups of three. The order can be changed by tapping the control key, and you can position them with the arrow keys. Explosions and sprouting mushrooms add to the mayhem.
Make your quest through underground caves, avoiding obstacles and fighting enemies along the way. You’ll have to download both the game and a separate English-language patch to make it work. This retro game has won the hearts of many.
In this free, turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme, you build up a great army of humans, elves, dwarves, orcs, trolls or any of the other races and beat those who oppose you. Fight a battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or set off on any of a number of other adventures . . .
Multiplayer first-person shooter is described as a Hollywood tactical shooter: somewhat realism based, but the motto is "fun over realism." Choose sides and load up with weapons and gear.
Battle up to three intelligent computer opponents, or go head to head against real people in network play. Taunt your enemies as you move swiftly around the board, knocking their pieces back to start on your way to victory.
In this memory game, the goal is to match cards in as short a time as possible. There are several levels of difficulty, plus you can create your own cards.
This remake of the 1984 game Pastfinder is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up combining strategy and pacing. Archaist attempts to revive the popularity that eluded Pastfinder.
First-person-shooter is set in a realistic looking environment while gameplay stays fast and arcade. It's all about team oriented multiplayer fun.
Use a spaceship to slice parts of your enemies' terrain until you have cut off more than 80 per cent of the battlefield (similar to the one in Tron). The game is reminiscent of '80s arcade games such as Qix and Volfied.
A 3D deathmatch game uses excessive speeds and weapons to give intense, fast-paced action. Along with deathmatch, you can play team deathmatch, capture the flag and domination. Fight through the single player campaign, going through over 20 levels, or play online with a server browser.
Full 3D version of the game includes: playing against the computer or a friend, five difficulty levels for the computer opponent, unlimited undo, optional highlighting of legal moves, optional highlighting of the last piece placed, move suggestions, automatic saving of the current game when you quit.
Slide number tiles on a four-by-four grid. Same numbers combine and double. See how many points you can score before you run out of space. Relaxing music plays in the background.
Trade, fight, and explore in a vast universe with plenty of shoot-'em-up action. Several species and numerous political entities are present, and they do not all co-exist peacefully.
Based on a board game from ancient Rome. Move pieces horizontally or vertically any number of spaces like chess rooks. A stone is captured if it is surrounded on opposite sides by pieces of the opposing colour.
The object of the game is to form vertical or horizontal lines of three or more identical gems. You do this by clicking on two adjacent gems, which will swap positions. Two adjacent gems may be swapped only if one or both of them then form a line of three or more identical gems. The line then disappears and the gems above fall down to take their place.
Ollie the Oligocheata is a worm who brings mouse controlled platforming fun to the masses. Swing along, avoiding enemies, obstacles and near-misses.
A remake of the 1993 DOS game Skyroads, a game where you travel down 'roads' and set courses filled with jumps, obstacles and surfaces with varying effects. Tasty Static is a graphical and audio overhaul of the original, with extra features and support for user-created levels.
An open source driving simulation made with drift racing in mind. Features include: simulation-grade driving physics, tracks based on famous real-world tracks, cars based on real-world vehicles, competition against AI players, and support for mice, joysticks, gamepads, wheels and keyboards.