Play Tetris at your Linux Terminal


After taking the world by storm, Tetris was cloned many, many times. I would suspect you could find a Tetris clone for just about any operating system in any language you looked for. Seriously, go look. There are some fun ones out there.

The version I’m bringing you for today’s command-line toy is written in Haskell, and it’s one of the better-done versions I’ve seen, with on-screen preview, score, help, and a clean look.

If you’re willing to run a compiled binary from an untrusted source (I wouldn’t recommend it), you can grab that directly, but for a safer approach, it’s also easy to use a containerized version with dex, or to install from source with stack.