Crapshoot: The Hobbit, a text adventure that lets you try to kill Gandalf

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Corbett Wrote Crapshoot, a column about craps to make random and obscure games reappear. This week, this adventure brought Tolkien’s epic fantasy to life like never before-with words! Etc., etc……

In the center of the earth, on the land of the Shire, lived a brave little hobbit that we all admire. He lived in a hobbit cave with a long wooden tube and shaggy toes, and everyone knew him. Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins. He is only three feet tall. Yes, Bilbo, Bilbo Baggins. The bravest little hobbit of them.

Okay, will you try to let Thorin Oak Shield carry your shaggy butt by your side?

A hodgepodge of adventures, I’m not talking about dragons that need new hobbies.

The Hobbit is one of the classics of the 80s. It is loved by everyone who has played it. What is commendable is that it turns adventure into… Well, it is a good attempt, especially according to the 1982 standard.