You can talk about your XBoxes and PS3s all you like, but nothing beat head-to-head action in the early 80s more than Archon: The Light and The Dark. Although it started on Atari, I played mainly on the Commodore port of the game.
Many an evening was wasted away taking turns kicking ass in low-res glory. This game was awesome. A crapload of D&D-like characters swinging clubs and swords, firing energy bolts and casting spells on a chess board with power squares: nothing less than kickass!
Now you get to see what all the fuss is about.
I told you it was awesome... maybe a bit dated... and simplistic... and geeky... BUT AWESOME NONETHELESS!