This book – Basic Computer Games – is now, justly, regarded as classic and my brother (don’t tell him I have got it) and I spent many evenings and weekends typing in the code from it into our ZX80 and later a Spectrum.
Pristine copies are said to sell for many hundreds of pounds, though so many were sold at the time that second-hand copies are very cheap.
Right now I have a coursework exercise of writing a game – what I used to call exie-ohsies, but in England is called “noughts and crosses” and in the US “tic-tac-toe” – in the Groovy programming language.
There is a tic-tac-toe program in the book and I wonder if it would be practical to reimplement that in Groovy (suitably acknowledged of course)?
Update: having looked more closely at the assignment I don’t think the BASIC code will fit too well. A pity, because it might have been fun.