GNOME Games Collection

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.

Developer(s)The GNOME Project
Initial releaseDecember 20, 1998 (1998-12-20)[1]
Stable release3.34.2[2] (25 November 2019 (2019-11-25)) [±]
Preview release3.35.2[3] (24 November 2019 (2019-11-24)) [±]
Written inVala, C, C++, Scheme, JavaScript, Python
Operating systemLinux, Unix-like, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows
TypeVideo games
LicenseGNU General Public License


As of late 2017, the GNOME Games collection is in the process of being modernized.[6]

Game list

It currently includes the following games:

  • 2048 – a clone of a popular game by the same name written in Vala;[7][8]
  • AisleRiot (or "sol") – a suite of 88 Solitaire card games.[9]
  • Chess – a graphical front-end written in Vala to be used with a chess engine
  • 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 brainteaser
  • 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.
  • Taquin – two 15-puzzle games
  • 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:

  • Blackjack – a computerized implementation of the gambling game Blackjack. It was removed in October 2009.
  • gbrainy – a brain teaser software written in C# using Mono
  • GNOME Mastermind - a software implementation of Mastermind
  • GNOME Pipes – a Pipe Mania clone
  • GNOME Untangle – an implementation of Planarity

See also


  1. "first release".
  2. Petridis, Jordan (25 Nov 2019). "GNOME 3.34.2 Released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 14 Dec 2019.
  3. Catanzaro, Michael (24 November 2019). "GNOME 3.35.2 released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  4. "GNOME Games on the GNOME wiki". Retrieved 2009-09-27.
  5. "GNOME Games in Debian Sid". Retrieved 2014-03-15.
  7. "2048 in GNOME wiki".
  8. "gnome-2048 in Fedora".
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