Wandering into an enchanted forest, a wayward garden Gnome finds itself surrounded by succulent mushrooms - however, the mushrooms aren`t alone! Roaming this enchanted forest is a ravenous Centipede! Armed only with his wits and trusty magic wand, the Gnome must beat back the advancing Centipede and its army of beastly bugs! In Atari`s Centipede, players venture into the world of the classic arcade game as one player controls the Gnome, exploring the forest and trying to defeat the Centipede, while the Centipede player, eager to destroy the Gnome, must wiggle their way to the other end of the board. The Gnome player rolls and spends their dice to perform actions, while the Centipede player uses a deck of cards to spawn Fleas, Spiders, and Mushrooms, trying to control the game board. Players are armed only with their wits in this race to eliminate their opponent, take control of the enchanted forest, and win the game.