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Board Wars
Published 10 days ago
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In development
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Windows; Mac; Linux
Board games is a board game assortment, currently The Royal Game of Ur is in development (further information about the games below), but the game will also include when launched: Senet, Hnefatafl and Shogi. These four games represent the Sumerian, Egyptian, Norse and Japanese culture respectively. Each board game is designed according to its culture, giving the game an awesome look, and the feeling that you are actually doing what these games used to represent: War.
You can try its different game modes. Get used to the different games, and learn the rules playing the History mode, improve your skills on Fast Games or Arcade and lastly challenge the world in Multiplayer mode.
All in all, is a game that will give you a thrilling single player experience and a chance to test your skills against opponents all around the world.

The Royal Game of Ur

The Royal Game of Ur, also known as The Game of Twenty Squares (for obvious reasons), is a two-player strategy race game that was first played in ancient Mesopotamia (around 3000 BC). As it became popular, the game acquired spiritual significance, and events in the game were believed to reflect a player’s future and convey messages from deities or other supernatural beings.

Rules

The goal of the game is to take every seven pieces from the start to the end without being caught by any opponent’s piece. If one opponent’s piece lands on yours, that piece has to start the path from the beginning. This is how the gameplay works:
1 . Roll the dice: The first player rolls four tetrahedral die, which has two of his vertices marked. The player gets as much moves as marked vertices faces up, four being the top moves and zero being the minimum.
2 . Chose which piece to move: The player now choses which piece he wants to move following these rules:
  • You cannot move your piece to a square already occupied by one of your pieces.
  • If you land on an opponent’s piece, you send that piece out of the board.
  • You are forced to move a piece every turn, unless is completely impossible.
  • You are forced to move a piece every turn, unless is completely impossible.
  • To move the piece out of the board and hence, scoring you need an exact moves roll.
Different squares:
If player’s piece lands on one of the pieces marked with a star, he gets another turn, being able to roll again and move whatever piece he wants/can.
A piece standing on a star marked square is protected, and cannot be attacked, although it can be passed through.
Once the player has moved the piece and if it has not another turn, the second player’s turn starts.
The game can be played in hard mode, which means that each piece will have to go to the end of the board and then return in order to score it, the rest of the rules stay as it were for the normal mode. The hard mode can considerably increase the time that takes to finish the game.

MrWhiteRaccoon
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Game Languages
English; Spanish
Supported Platforms
Windows; Mac; Linux
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