play by electronic mail
(games) A kind of game where the players use electronic mail to communicate. This may be done via a human moderator or an automatic mailing list exploder on some central machine or it may be fully distributed with each player just addressing his mail to all other players.This is a natural extension of "play by mail" games conducted via snail mail. http://fermi.clas.virginia.edu/~gl8f/pbm.html. Usenet newsgroup: news:rec.games.pbm.
Last updated: 1994-10-27