Historically, Hammurabi was a Babylonian king who’s claim to fame was a stone tablet on which was can be found what may be the first example of written law in history.
Hamurabi the game is one of the original resource management games. You are given a kingdom to rule over for a 10 year period. You have 2 resources to manage; land and grain. In each turn you can buy and sell land for grain, you can allocate grain for your people, and use the rest of the grain to plant your land Through trial and error you can find the optimal balance. However if that ever proves too much, you can always peek at the code.
Govern well and receive the accolades of your people. Govern poorly and not only will you be responsible for the deaths of many, but you will not be thought well of and may not be allowed to finish your 10 year term.
Hamurabi is written by Joseph Larson based on a BASIC program written by David Ahl as found in ‘BASIC Computer Games’ edited by David H Ahl (c) 1978 inspired by a Focal program from an unknown author.