The book, published in 1973 by [David Ahl] was a staple in its day and the first computer book to sell over one million copies. Of course, if you want to run Super Star Trek or Hamurabi, you better fire up an old retrocomputer or a simulator because BASIC in 1973 doesn’t look like what we have today. Or, you can head to GitHub where [coding-horror] is inviting people to help update the programs using modern languages.
Porting the code is actually a very useful way to learn newer languages, and it's a technique I made use of myself many times. Or if you wanted to learn how to play some of the card games, go read the BASIC code, and you'll quickly understand those games better. The link to the GitHub page takes you to the list of games and their current ports.
See The Famous Basic Computer Games Book Gets A 2021 Update
If you are a certain age, your first programming language was almost certainly BASIC. You probably at least saw the famous book by Ahl, titled BASIC Computer Games or 1010 BASIC Computer Games. The…