If you are as old as me, you may remember a fun game that ran on the minicomputers and mainframe computers of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. The program was called “Trek” and it was a text-only computer game. You piloted the starship, “Enterprise,” (the letter “E”) around the galaxy in search of Klingons (“K’s”). It was amazingly good fun considering the limitations of the day.

Well, Wintrek brings back all the campy fun of “Trek” in a Windows version, thanks to Joe Jaworski. You get improved graphics (e.g., icons that really look like spaceships – whoo hoo!) and fun sound bites from the original Star Trek show, such as Lt. Uhura saying, “Priority message from Star Fleet, Captain. Code One.” Then you hear the campy ‘dah dum’ “tension” music. I love it!The whole game is one 518K ZIP file. You can download it in seconds on a broadband connection (or 5 minutes on a dial-up connection). It runs on any Windows PC. There is even an enhanced WIN32 version now!

Rail Baron Player

Have you ever played Avalon Hill’s board game of railroad empires, “Rail Baron”? Well, Rail Baron Player has all the same fun and challenge, but the computer automates the dull parts of the game for you! You can play against your friends in “hot seat” fashion, or you can play against the computer’s historical “rail barons,” including Jay Gould and Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Getting ready for a weekend of playing the Rail Baron board game with your friends? Hone your strategies on RBP first and you will certainly outwit them! The game will run on virtually any IBM compatible computer that is running Windows 3.1 or higher.