Black Hole

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By Walter O'Hara

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This game is another pseudo-Cold War piece about the Soviets and Americans duking it out in a vacumn. An unusual artifact is found in the nether regions of space-- a torus (donut) shaped asteroid with a miniature black hole in the middle. Not one of Metagaming's more popular efforts, still it can be a lot of fun and isn't designed to be a problem with a Play by Email turn sequence. I would have liked Metagaming to have dwelt a little longer on the novel situation of having spaceships so close to a black hole, but maybe somebody has written some house rules out there.

NOTICE: This Gamebox is created using Dale Larson's excellent Play By Email utility, Cyberboard (the poor man's Aide De Camp!)

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BLACK HOLE is copyright, Metagaming, 1980.

Designer: Editing/Development: various

The Action

Units in Black Hole.

The graphic above illustrates some of the features of this gamebox. The weird, wrap around map can't be seen properly in this graphic.

Turn Record

The Black Hole Turn Track, showing the game sequence.

Victory Tote Board

The Black Hole Victory Tote Board, tracking victory points.

How to get the files

Download Gamebox:

Black Hole Gamebox (zipped, scenario file included)

Related Links/Resources:

new.gif (1545 bytes) Black Hole Game Replay.  This is a step by step visual replay of a BLACK HOLE game that Joe Hartley (our charming host here on and I played recently.  The comments reflect the ebb tide of our fortunes during this game.

Metagaming Gameography

Sleeping Dragon, a source for this game

Original Advertisement text for Black Hole (Space Gamer)

This page content copyright, Walter O'Hara 1998