Turn based games

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Turn based games

Post by charlie » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:07 pm

I'm interested in playing some turn based (strategy/tactical) games, anyone got any recommendations?

I don't need chess recommendations (and by extension Lazer Chess, which I have tried). Also can look beyond "Go" and I'm sure there's a connect4 based title that I won't need to try again...

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Post by Pernod » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:36 pm

Try PowerPlay by Arcana.
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Post by charlie » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:13 pm

Thanks - I'd never played that before - what a strange game (also, a bit tricky to work out how to play without instructions). Not what I was expecting at all...

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Post by SimonSideburns » Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:33 pm

I used to play a great two player game called Barrage.

You and your partner (foe) play as an army, each with a town nearby. You start with 100 armies and 100 civilians.

Each time you start the game generates a new landscape, and during the game the wind direction and strength changes. You have to enter an angle and delta, and a strength and delta. The program then works out the three shots you will fire, and draws them on the screen. A shot at the enemies base takes away some of their army, a shot at the village takes away some of your civilians. If your civilians reaches zero, you lose. If your opponents army reaches zero you win.

A misdirected shot (for example the wind blows your shot back towards your base) will kill some of your army.

Edit: Oh, and wherever the rounds fall the landscape receives a crater, thereby providing some dynamic changes along the way.

Simple, but quite challenging game that is not fast paced at all.

Another great game is Flip. It is a matching pairs game but what sets it apart from some out there is the great music, animation, puzzle element whereby you have to uncover the 5 letter word behind the tiles, and the interrupt driven flipping of the flip logo.

I am now singing the theme tune in my head...
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Post by Pernod » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:21 pm

Yep, recommend Flip! too.
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Post by jgharston » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:04 pm

charlie wrote:I'm interested in playing some turn based (strategy/tactical) games, anyone got any recommendations?
Kingdom? ;)

I've also got several versions of Monopoly.

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Post by charlie » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:18 pm

Flip is excellent, I especially like the complete disregard to copyright with the use of music.

I've run out of time this evening - have to try the others later in the week now...

Thanks for the suggestions!

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Post by SimonSideburns » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:54 pm

Ah, yes, Powerplay. The one that starts with the man pushing the letters onto the screen one at a time while the classical music (name escapes me at the moment even though I'm humming it) gets louder and louder.

Interesting concept, graphics a bit garish (but what do we expect?) and overall the questions appear to be quite easy, but still fun. Not sure what the goal is, but I think it has to do with challenging an opponent and the person who gets the question right stays at the level they are already while the opponent gets relegated to a lower level, or removed from the board if they are already at the lowest level.

I would assume the goal is to remove all your opponents off the board.

Takes some guesswork to figure out the controls for moving the gods around the board.
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Re: Turn based games

Post by tricky » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:03 am

I haven't played sentinel for 30ish years, was that turn based?

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