Back in the early days of the internet, we didn’t have a lot of options for online gaming. There were chat rooms with various solitaire games, online pool was popular for a while, and there were word games. The games had to be small and efficiently programmed to allow the required communication over *gasp* dial-up modems.
One such game was Acrophobia. This was a fun game in which you were presented with an anagram, such as ACRO. Every player had a short amount of time to come up with what this anagram stood for. For example, ACRO could be Anyone’s Capable Roman Orangutan (I didn’t say I was good at it). All players would then anonymously vote on the one that they thought was best. Players got points and eventually, someone won!
Here’s the voting round:
Both my mom and I spent a lot of time playing this one. It came out in 1995 and lasted for a few years. I think it pops up every now and then online still to this day. It was a fun game and certainly was an oldie but goodie!