Illini 411: I heard that students used to play a real-life version of Hunt the Wumpus down in the steam tunnels. Did they ever catch anything?

Question courtesy of Jean Sims Fornango, ’80 MEDIA

game illustration Hunt The Wumpus (Image courtesy of the People's Computer Company)
Question courtesy of Jean Sims Fornango, ’80 MEDIA

A: When I was a kid, my teenage cousin took me snipe hunting in our neighborhood. It wasn’t as glamorous or inherently dangerous as wumpus hunting in the steam tunnels, but it had the same result: I never did catch anything. According to my sources, the snipes and wumpuses are still out there!

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