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Encyclopedia of War: Ancient Battles

Encyclopedia of War: Ancient Battles

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

This game is actually a lot like chess! It’s a games designed to simulate pitched battles in the Ancient world. There is a set of armies available from the earliest times until the fall of the Western Roman Empire, in 475 A.D. You can design the terrain and/or units, set-up each side’s troops and then it's just on to the battle. You are doing nothing but fighting the battle you created. There are also some pre-designed scenarios and maps for your enjoyment.

Encyclopedia of War: Ancient Battles

Encyclopedia of War: Ancient Battles

Atari ST - Released - 1990

This game is actually a lot like chess! It’s a games designed to simulate pitched battles in the Ancient world. There is a set of armies available from the earliest times until the fall of the Western Roman Empire, in 475 A.D. You can design the terrain and/or units, set-up each side’s troops and then it's just on to the battle. You are doing nothing but fighting the battle you created. There are also some pre-designed scenarios and maps for your enjoyment.

Espionage: The Computer Game

Espionage: The Computer Game

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

Espionage is based on the board game of the same name. Up to four players (either human or computer-controlled) compete to become Master Spy by returning all the micro film canisters back to their base. A player has 12 agents in their team including secret agents, surveillance agents and courier agents. Each type of agent moves around the board in a different way, not unlike in chess. Besides getting the micro film, another objective is to terminate any enemy agents. This is done as in draughts, by jumping over the agent into a free space. Killing enemy agents nets points, which, combined with...

Espionage: The Computer Game

Espionage: The Computer Game

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1988

Espionage is based on the board game of the same name. Up to four players (either human or computer-controlled) compete to become Master Spy by returning all the micro film canisters back to their base. A player has 12 agents in their team including secret agents, surveillance agents and courier agents. Each type of agent moves around the board in a different way, not unlike in chess. Besides getting the micro film, another objective is to terminate any enemy agents. This is done as in draughts, by jumping over the agent into a free space. Killing enemy agents nets points, which, combined with...

Espionage: The Computer Game

Espionage: The Computer Game

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

Espionage is based on the board game of the same name. Up to four players (either human or computer-controlled) compete to become Master Spy by returning all the micro film canisters back to their base. A player has 12 agents in their team including secret agents, surveillance agents and courier agents. Each type of agent moves around the board in a different way, not unlike in chess. Besides getting the micro film, another objective is to terminate any enemy agents. This is done as in draughts, by jumping over the agent into a free space. Killing enemy agents nets points, which, combined with...

Espionage: The Computer Game

Espionage: The Computer Game

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

Espionage is based on the board game of the same name. Up to four players (either human or computer-controlled) compete to become Master Spy by returning all the micro film canisters back to their base. A player has 12 agents in their team including secret agents, surveillance agents and courier agents. Each type of agent moves around the board in a different way, not unlike in chess. Besides getting the micro film, another objective is to terminate any enemy agents. This is done as in draughts, by jumping over the agent into a free space. Killing enemy agents nets points, which, combined with...

Espionage: The Computer Game

Espionage: The Computer Game

MS-DOS - Released - 1988

Espionage is based on the board game of the same name. Up to four players (either human or computer-controlled) compete to become Master Spy by returning all the micro film canisters back to their base. A player has 12 agents in their team including secret agents, surveillance agents and courier agents. Each type of agent moves around the board in a different way, not unlike in chess. Besides getting the micro film, another objective is to terminate any enemy agents. This is done as in draughts, by jumping over the agent into a free space. Killing enemy agents nets points, which, combined with...

Espionage: The Computer Game

Espionage: The Computer Game

Atari ST

Espionage is based on the board game of the same name. Up to four players (either human or computer-controlled) compete to become Master Spy by returning all the micro film canisters back to their base. A player has 12 agents in their team including secret agents, surveillance agents and courier agents. Each type of agent moves around the board in a different way, not unlike in chess. Besides getting the micro film, another objective is to terminate any enemy agents. This is done as in draughts, by jumping over the agent into a free space. Killing enemy agents nets points, which, combined with...

Family Board Games

Family Board Games

Sony Playstation 2 - Released

Perfect for a rainy afternoon or family get-together, Family Boardgames bridges the generation gap with titles that will challenge and inspire every member of the family. Featuring all-new graphics and sound effects, these traditional classics offer an inclusive and exciting game play experience for everyone, whether playing against a friend, in teams or against the CPU. A charming compilation of timeless favourites, Family Boardgames is the natural progression from last year’s Junior Boardgames. Titles Include Chess, Backgammon, Draughts, Reversi, Four-In-A-Row and also a Mastermind-style...

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Nintendo DS - Released - August 7, 2008

A reinvention of the original NES titles with revamped graphics and intuitive touch control, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon will finally introduce longtime fans to the stories that gave birth to the series nearly 20 years ago in Japan, while introducing the Fire Emblem franchise to a broader audience of strategy and chess fans. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon also reveals the back story of Marth, the original lead character in the Fire Emblem series introduced and made popular in North America by the Super Smash Bros. series of fighting games.

First Moves

First Moves

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

How about a nice game of chess?

FLOP

Windows - Released - June 12, 2018

It’s been my view for a while that it’s a worthwhile exercise for any game designer to make a chess variant, a dice variant and a Pong variant. Speed Chess is my take on Chess, and this is my take on Pong. I originally built it as a secret mode for Sportsfriends, but people keep asking to show it at events, so I decided to put out a standalone build. FLOP was designed to work with two gamepads, using both analog sticks, but I’ve rigged this up so it can also use two or four arcade spinners, which is more fun if you have them.

Four Kings One War

Four Kings One War

Windows - May 30, 2019

Four Kings One War is a 1 or 2 player strategy game inspired by chess. Each player controls two armies as though they were one and get's two moves per turn. This opens up guerrilla style tactics and hidden attacks. This is strategy for the modern mind, outside the 64th square.

Fritz 8

Fritz 8

Windows - Released - June 1, 2003

Fritz 8, like previous versions, is a training tool for chess players of all levels. It includes tutorials and other in-game training aids to help you get the most out of your games and learn from your mistakes. Chess can be a very serious game, but with the comical King Fritz acting as your teacher and opponent, even people who have never played chess before can learn and enjoy the game. This newest release features photo-realistic virtual 3D boards that zoom and tilt to suit your viewing preference. Fritz 8 also contains a huge 500,000+ games database, including historical matches like those...

Galaxy Angel

Galaxy Angel

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - April 17, 2003

In the video game universe, the Galaxy Angels are from the "Special Guardian Division" and they work closely with the "Imperial Special Guards" and the "Satellite Defense Teams". They are the guardians of the White Moon, the sacred planet of the Transbaal Empire, and the personal protectors of the White Moon Goddess Shatoyan. The story begins with Prince Eonia attempting a take over of the Transbaal Empire with the aid of the mysterious Black Moon, counterpart to the White Moon. To counter Prince Eonia, the Angel-tai along with their flagship the Elsior are placed in the hands of the kind and...

Galileo Mystery: Die Krone des Midas

Galileo Mystery: Die Krone des Midas

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - October 8, 2009

In Galileo Mystery: The Crown of Midas you have a new job as watchmen in a museum. But in your first night shift your adventure begins and mysterious things happen. Together with your girl friend you need to solve riddles and puzzles like rebuilding a dinosaur skeleton, find secret chamber and things, play a chess-like-game, balance over an abyss and so on.

Galileo Mystery: The Crown of Midas

Galileo Mystery: The Crown of Midas

Nintendo Wii - Released - October 22, 2009

Stephan took a job as a night watchmen in a museum, but the adventure of his life begins just a few minutes after he arrives! A mysterious boss, cryptic exhibits and dangerous intruders; he will need all his wits about him if he and his friend Jessica are to make it through the night… Features: •Detailed environment in a mysterious museum with several different locations •Exiting story with tricky puzzles •Play both Stephan and Jessica and combine the actions of both to solve puzzles •Several minigames loosen up the typical explore-and-answer-questions-experience of adventure games...

Game no Tatsujin

Game no Tatsujin

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 11, 1995

Game no Tatsujin ("Game Master") is a board game simulation game that offers four different types of board game. In addition, there are two modes: one that lets the player compete against an invisible CPU opponent that can be customized, and another where the player has to defeat five increasingly stronger CPU players, this time with anime portraits, at their chosen game. The games include: Shogi, a variant of chess that is popular in eastern Asia. Reversi, a game played with Go stones where the player "conquers" any enemy stones that sit between two of their own, flipping them over....

Gearheads

Gearheads

Windows 3.X - Released - 1996

Suppose you are child and want to play with your friend in 'virtual sand-box'. Cause you are not old enough to play chess or cards, you can use your beloved mechanical toys. They will help you to win a some sort of strategy game. In turn-based mode you have to activate different mechanical toys to get from one part of the sand-box to another. Your opponent do the same. If your toys pass their way twenty one times then you are winner. There are 12 types of toys. Every toy has own program of behaviour and out of control after activation. Some of toys has a program to deactivate the enemy...

Girls Like Robots

Girls Like Robots

Nintendo Wii U - Released - November 12, 2015

Break hearts. Eat pie. Fight aliens. Everybody wants to sit by their friends. Arrange for happiness. Ridiculous seating arrangement puzzles, wrapped in an epic tale of love and danger, topped off with an authentic old-time stringband soundtrack! Their faces are the playing pieces. The rules are their emotions. Put every one next to their friends. Customize every face in the game with dozens of swappable parts. Better yet: Use the Wii U™ GamePad's camera to capture the varied emotions of your friends and family (or enemies or those towards which you feel indifferent). Did we mention competitive...

Global Conquest

Global Conquest

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Global Conquest is a board game of world domination by Dan Bunten. The goal of the game is to explore and dominate the world - which is inhabited by natives - before the other three players do so. You can play against computer players, or play your friends through modem link. You take control of 'pieces', such as infantry, submarines, battleships and aircraft carriers. There are also special units, such as the spy who can slow unit production and steal secrets from opposing teams. You control your army through the "ComCen" or Command Center, analogous to the King in chess - if you lose...

Go Professional II

Go Professional II

Windows - Released - 1999

Go is an ancient board game, traditionally played on a 16x16 board, although this implementation allows for play on smaller boards, which makes for faster games. Two players take it in turn to place coloured tiles on a board, with the aim being to form a sequence of 5 of your colour in an unbroken line. A computer opponent is provided, and a record of moves similar to those used in chess games is provided.

Grand Master

Grand Master

Commodore Plus 4 - Released - 1985

Grand Master is a one player chess game where you play the computer at chess with ten skill levels (0-9). As well as adjusting the skill level you can also watch the computer play itself, receive hints, force the computer to play the move it is currently thinking and change board colour. You use the keyboard to type in your moves and the default setting is skill level one and you play as white.

Grand Master

Grand Master

Commodore VIC-20 - Released - 1982

Grand Master is a one player chess game where you play the computer at chess with ten skill levels (0-9). As well as adjusting the skill level you can also watch the computer play itself, receive hints, force the computer to play the move it is currently thinking and change board colour. You use the keyboard to type in your moves and the default setting is skill level one and you play as white.

Grandmaster

Grandmaster

Commodore 64 - Released - 1982

Grandmaster is a one player chess game where you play the computer at chess with ten skill levels (0-9). As well as adjusting the skill level you can also watch the computer play itself, receive hints, force the computer to play the move it is currently thinking and change board colour. You use the keyboard to type in your moves and the default setting is skill level one and you play as white. Grandmaster Chess was an Audiogenic Software Ltd. 1986 re-release of the 1982 chess game Grandmaster by Kingsoft and also included the 1982 game Renaissance by United Microware Industries, Inc.

Gunjin Shogi

Gunjin Shogi

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

Next is a description of the actual (real life) game, I don't know if it is exactly as this MSX2 game "Literally meaning ‘Soldier Shogi’, Gunjin Shogi is not really related to Shogi other than by having a military theme and pentagonal pieces. The game is more similar to Army Chess (Lu Zhan Jun Qi) or Stratego, featuring hidden pieces and a hierarchical system of combat, where higher ranked pieces defeat lower ones: the objective is to capture the opponent’s flag. Like Army Chess, Gunjin Shogi requires a third person to act as umpire and resolve combat. Unlike Army Chess (and more like Hai...

Hexapawn (AR Softwear)

Hexapawn (AR Softwear)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

There are four games named Hexapawn for the Commodore 64, which should be no surprise as it is based and named after a chess variant played with pawns on a small portion of the chess board. In this version by AR Softwear, Hexapawn is played with chess pawns on a 3x3 board. Your pawns are white. To win, move one of your pieces to the opponent's side of the board first, capture all of the opponent's pieces, or block him from making any move. The computer starts a series of games knowing only how to move and how to recognize a win. It has no initial strategy, but it keeps a record of all bad...

Hexapawn (Mini Schach)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

The game Mini Chess is a game played with a 3 x 3 square board and pawn pieces. The figures are drawn like these (one field forward to enter an empty space, or diagonally to strike an opposing figure). They play with the black stones against the computer. At first, the computer only recognizes when the game is over. He learns to make sense in several games. Therefore, you also have to figure out by playing how to win. The won games are then displayed under the playing field! Are you ready to play?

Hisha

Hisha

Microsoft MSX - Released - 1985

A Shogi game, also know as Japanese Chess.

Hitman GO: Definitive Edition

Hitman GO: Definitive Edition

Sony Playstation 4 - February 23, 2016

Hitman Go is a turn-based puzzle video game developed by Square Enix Montréal and published by Square Enix. The player uses controls to guide Agent 47, protagonist of the Hitman franchise, through a series of grid-based levels. Levels are composed of nodes and lines, and presented like a board game with characters modelled as miniature figures. Enemy characters can be dispatched by moving onto the node they occupy during a turn, similar to chess. As the player advances through levels, new enemy types and mechanics are introduced to increase the complexity of puzzle solutions.

Hollywood Poker Pro

Hollywood Poker Pro

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Hollywood Poker Pro is a Adult Card game, developed and published by reLine, which was released in Europe in 1989. One after another these strip poker games appear; sequels, updates, data disks, the only variations occuring in the quality of the graphics. Hollywood Poker was one of the first on the Amiga, and now Hollywood Poker Pro has arrived you can do it all over again. It starts off well with a digitised silhouette of a girl dancing to some sampled music, rather like the title sequence of Tales of the Unexpected. When you have had enough of that you can choose to play against one of...

Honkaku Shogi: Shogi Oh

Honkaku Shogi: Shogi Oh

Sony Playstation - Released - September 23, 1998

Honkaku Shogi - Shogi O is a shogi game that features different difficulty games that allows novice to expert to enjoy shogi simulation. Shogi, also known as Japanese chess, is a two-player board game in the same family as Western chess, chaturanga, and Chinese Xiangqi, and is the most popular of a family of chess variants native to Japan. Shogi means general's.

Honshougi: Naitou 9 Dan Shougi Hiden

Honshougi: Naitou 9 Dan Shougi Hiden

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 10, 1985

This game lets players play the Japanese board game Shōgi. Shōgi is a game that is played in a similar way as chess. Players take turns moving their pieces in a strategic manner with the main goal of capturing their opponents pieces and putting their opponents king piece into checkmate. The game features several different game modes. These different game modes offer different opponent difficultly levels, timed games, and also some which let the computer player make the first move instead of the player.

Hoyle Board Games

Hoyle Board Games

Windows - Released - December 31, 1998

Collection of classic board games, includes many premade characters and a create a player option. Games include: Backgammon, Checkers, Battling Ships, Mancala, Reversi, Chess, Line 'em Up, Dominoes, Snakes & Ladders, Placer Racer, Pachisi, Yacht, Chinese Checkers, and Zen Bones.

Hoyle Board Games 2001

Hoyle Board Games 2001

Windows - Released - November 14, 2000

The 2001 iteration of the Hoyle Board Games comes with the following games: Backgammon Battling Ships Checkers Chess Chinese Checkers Dominoes Line 'Em Up (similar to Connect Four) Mahjong and two sub-games using the same tileset: Concentration and Gravity Tiles (a tile matching game) Mancala Master Match (Mastermind) Parchisi (Parcheesi) Placer Racer (similar to Puzzle Bobble) Reversi (like Othello) Rummy Squares (Rummikub) Snakes & Ladders (their version of Chutes & Ladders) Yacht (Yahtzee) The players' avatars can be customized, speak and are fully animated. Some of the...

Hoyle Classic Board Games (1998)

Hoyle Classic Board Games (1998)

Windows - Released - September 7, 1998

Collection of classic board games, includes many premade characters and a create a player option. Games include: Backgammon, Checkers, Battling Ships, Mancala, Reversi, Chess, Line 'em Up, Dominoes, Snakes & Ladders, Placer Racer, Pachisi, Yacht, Chinese Checkers, and Zen Bones.

Hoyle Puzzle & Board Games 2009

Hoyle Puzzle & Board Games 2009

Windows - Released - June 16, 2008

There's something for everyone with HOYLE Puzzle Games 2009. It's the biggest and best assortment of 21 classic and challenging favorites. This great collection features traditional puzzle game standards like Hangman, Mahjongg and Anagrams PLUS mind-bending puzzle classics like Sudoku, Kakuro and Crosswords. All games are designed with the official rules from HOYLE, the Official Name in Gaming. Challenge friends, family or play alone and take the high score. Automatically earn HOYLE Bucks: the more you play, the more you earn. Get new backgrounds, music tracks, etc. As a bonus, you receive Big...

Hoyle Puzzle and Board Games 2010

Windows - December 15, 2009

Throw the dice and shuffle those cards, it's Game Night! HOYLE Puzzle & Board Games delivers hours of fun with the biggest assortment of games yet! This great collection features traditional game standards like Hangman, Mahjongg and Anagrams plus popular hits like Chess, Battling Ships and Sudoku. Challenge your friends and family on one computer or play against the witty and personable HOYLE characters! All games are designed with rules according to HOYLE, the Official Name in Gaming. HOYLE Highlights: Use HOYLE Face Creator to design your own player Customize card backs,...

Hoyle Table Games 2004

Hoyle Table Games 2004

Windows - Released - September 2, 2003

The 2004 edition from the Hoyle table series includes 18 table games for one player and some available for "Hot seat" multiplayer mode: Backgammon Battling ships Bump ‘em Checkers Chess Chinese checkers Dominoes Double-cross Gravity tiles Mahjong tiles Master match Parchisi Pool Reversi Rummy squares Word ox Word yacht Yacht

HyperRogue

Windows - Released - January 6, 2015

You are a lone adventurer in a strange world, where geometry does not work in the expected way. Gather as much treasure as you can before the nasty monsters get you. Explore about 50 different worlds, each with its own unique treasures, enemies, and terrain obstacles. Your quest is to find the legendary treasure, the Orbs of Yendor. Collect one of them to win! Or just ignore your quest and collect smaller treasures. The twist is the unique, unusual geometry of the world: it is one of just few games which takes place on the hyperbolic plane. Witness a grid composed of hexagons and heptagons,...

Impatience

Impatience

SAM Coupé - Released - 1995

Impatience is a compilation of two games not released separately: Triltex and The Viking Game. Triltex is a variant of mahjongg solitaire with some additional features added. The player is presented with a number of tiles layered on top of each other and the aim of the game is to have them removed by matching tiles with the same symbol and colour. To match a tile it has to be visible but unlike other mahjongg solitaire games it does not need to have free space to the sides. If the player gets stuck he has to use the quit button and replay the level while losing a life. Extra lives are given...

Invisigun Reloaded

Windows - February 8, 2017

The ultimate stealth battle adventure where everyone’s invisible! Risk versus reward guides your journey through the full-length single player campaign and local/online multiplayer. Vigilance is key as environmental tells such as footprints and other disturbances will point out careless cadets. The ultimate stealth battle adventure where everyone’s invisible. Risk versus reward guides your journey through the full-length single player campaign and local/online multiplayer. Vigilance is key as environmental tells such as footprints and other disturbances will point out careless cadets. A...

Isoleur

Isoleur

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1985

The purpose of this game, which take place on the 12x12 matrix board is to block the opponent (computer). Every player's turn includes following actions: - Placing the pawn in cell (it moves as a Knight in chess); - Placing a block in cell to do not allow to place the pawn in such cell. Level of difficulty varies from 0 to 255, and ability to choose the first turn is present.

Jang-gi

MS-DOS - Homebrew - January 26, 1991

Jang-gi simulates the Korean two-player board game similar to Chinese Chess and is unofficially called Korean Chess. The game is played on 9x10 point board, without the Chinese river in the middle. Jangi-gi board rules allows the player to select a unit, examine the place, where it may move, make a move, and win the game by capturing as much opponent's units as possible. During the game, a list of captured pieces may be examined, move may be replayed, and other options may be adjusted. Game progress may be saved, restored, replayed, and printed.

Jawns

Jawns

Windows - Released - April 7, 2017

All about this Jawn Jawns is a reimagined classic strategy boardgame right out of Philly. Play your friends online in one of our five modes, or remix the rules to create over 1.5 million different ways to play. If you like the speed of checkers and the depth of chess, try out these Jawns!

John Wick Hex

John Wick Hex

Nintendo Switch - Unreleased - December 4, 2020

Become The Baba Yaga John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must make quick decisions and choose every action and attack they make, all the while considering their immediate cost and consequences.

John Wick Hex

John Wick Hex

Windows - Released - October 8, 2019

BECOME THE BABA YAGA John Wick Hex is a fast-paced, action-oriented strategy game that makes you think and strike like John Wick, the professional hitman of the critically acclaimed film franchise. Created in close cooperation with the creative teams behind the films, John Wick Hex is fight-choreographed chess brought to life as a video game, capturing the series’ signature gun fu style while expanding its story universe. Players must make quick decisions and choose every action and attack they make, all the while considering their immediate cost and consequences. Featuring a unique...

Jukebox

Jukebox

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Jukebox is a musical strategy game that's kind of a cross between a chess match and a dance contest. During the game the Jukebox is jumpin' with lots of terrific songs. Songs so good you never want them to stop. But to keep the music playing you've got to create gold records. Using your dancing feet and your natural sense of rhythm you jump from square to square creating hit records as you go. Aim for the pulsating gold tiles, because you can build them into records. And the more gold records you get the more coins you earn. Use the coins to keep the music bopping and the game from stopping....

Jukebox

Jukebox

ColecoVision - Released - 1984

Jukebox is a musical strategy game that's kind of a cross between a chess match and a dance contest. During the game the Jukebox is jumpin' with lots of terrific songs. Songs so good you never want them to stop. But to keep the music playing you've got to create gold records. Using your dancing feet and your natural sense of rhythm you jump from square to square creating hit records as you go. Aim for the pulsating gold tiles, because you can build them into records. And the more gold records you get the more coins you earn. Use the coins to keep the music bopping and the game from stopping....

Junior Classic Games 3D

Junior Classic Games 3D

Nintendo 3DS - Released - November 27, 2012

Junior Classic Games 3D brings classic games to life and is designed exclusively for kids! Try your hand at mind-boggling puzzles like Sudoku and Tangram, or dive into addicting board and card games like Backgammon, Mahjongg, and Hearts. These games will seem to come alive in your very own hands with engaging graphics and electrifying 3D effects. Featuring 35 exciting and colorful games, Junior Classic Games 3D is a must-have collection that will offer hours upon hours of entertainment! Features: - Play classics like Tic-Tac-Toe, Solitaire, and Chess - Test your speed with Air Hockey,...

Kaettekita! Gunjin Shougi: Nanya Sore!?

Kaettekita! Gunjin Shougi: Nanya Sore!?

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - May 26, 1989

Kaettekita! Gunjin Shogi: Nanya Sore!? is a shogi game that uses the gunjin shogi, or military shogi, variant of the classic eastern chess-like board game. The player starts by selecting one of five opponents: A pumpkin-headed ghost, a werewolf Al Capone, an alien, Adolf Hitler or a sumo wrestler. The player is then given an assortment of pieces while the opponent appears to have the same number of instances of the same piece, though in truth their real forms are concealed from the human player. The player must use their wits to defeat the enemy's force of shogi pieces, which have different...

Kasparov's Gambit

Kasparov's Gambit

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

Kasparov's Gambit was Electronic Arts' attempt to enter the niche chess market dominated by Chessmaster 3000 and Battlechess. It has a number of pluses including being based off a competition-winning chess engine, a database of 500 games, an SVGA isometric chessboard and the license of the world's reigning chess champion, Garry Kasparov. Garry Kasparov pops up in video windows during play to give advice such as: "Your Queen is in Jeopardy", "Watch your Rook" and other context sensitive kibitzing. This was EA's first use of windowed video.

Kempelen

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

The Turk, also known as the Mechanical Turk or Automaton Chess Player was a fake chess-playing machine constructed in the late 18th century. From 1770 until its destruction by fire in 1854 it was exhibited by various owners as an automaton, though it was eventually revealed to be an elaborate hoax. Constructed and unveiled in 1770 by Wolfgang von Kempelen to impress the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, the mechanism appeared to be able to play a strong game of chess against a human opponent, as well as perform the knight's tour, a puzzle that requires the player to move a knight to occupy...

King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok

King's Table: The Legend of Ragnarok

MS-DOS - Released - December 1, 1993

A version of an old Norse board game called King's Table. The game has black and white teams, like chess, but each team has different pieces and a different raison d'etre. The white team has a total of 13 pieces, the most important one being Odin the King, who starts in the centre of the 10x10 board and moves in the same way as a chess King, whereas black has 20 pawns and four other pieces. White wins if Odin can reach one of the corner squares; black wins if it surrounds Odin on all 4 sides. The pawns actually move the same way as chess queens, but pieces are captured by surrounding them...

Kitahei

Kitahei

NEC PC-9801 - Released - 1988

Kitahei is a computer version of the ancient Japanese game shōgi, which is a board game that plays much like chess. You can play it against the computer or another player. You can also save your progress to disk to come back to the game later.

Kitahei

Kitahei

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1986

Kitahei is a computer version of the ancient Japanese game shogi, which is a board game that plays much like chess. You can play it against the computer or another player. You can also save your progress to disk to come back to the game later.

Kitahei

Kitahei

NEC PC-8801 - Released - 1985

Kitahei is a computer version of the ancient Japanese game shōgi, which is a board game that plays much like chess. You can play it against the computer or another player. You can also save your progress to disk to come back to the game later.

Kitahei

Kitahei

Sharp MZ-2500 - Released - 1985

Kitahei is a computer version of the ancient Japanese game shōgi, which is a board game that plays much like chess. You can play it against the computer or another player. You can also save your progress to disk to come back to the game later.

Kitahei 68K

Kitahei 68K

Sharp X68000 - Released - May 1, 1992

Kitahei is a computer version of the ancient Japanese game shōgi, which is a board game that plays much like chess. You can play it against the computer or another player. You can also save your progress to disk to come back to the game later.

Kiwame

Kiwame

NEC PC-9801 - Released - April 23, 1992

Kiwame is a computer adaptation of shōgi ("Japanese chess"). The player may compete against four different computer AI levels. It is possible to undo moves as well as let the AI make a move for the player for learning purposes.

Kiwame

Kiwame

Sharp X68000 - Released - 1993

Kiwame is a computer adaptation of shōgi ("Japanese chess"). The player may compete against four different computer AI levels. It is possible to undo moves as well as let the AI make a move for the player for learning purposes.

Kiwame

Kiwame

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1992

Kiwame is a computer adaptation of shōgi ("Japanese chess"). The player may compete against four different computer AI levels. It is possible to undo moves as well as let the AI make a move for the player for learning purposes.

Kiwame II

Kiwame II

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1994

Kiwame II is a successor to Kiwame. Like its predecessor, it is a computer adaptation of shōgi ("Japanese chess"). The game's visuals and gameplay are nearly identical to those of the previous game. The only difference is a higher AI level and an option to create own situations on the board by placing pieces on it.

Kiwame II

Kiwame II

NEC PC-9801 - Released - December 5, 1993

Kiwame II is a successor to Kiwame. Like its predecessor, it is a computer adaptation of shōgi ("Japanese chess"). The game's visuals and gameplay are nearly identical to those of the previous game. The only difference is a higher AI level and an option to create own situations on the board by placing pieces on it.

Knight Hero

Knight Hero

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Homebrew - 2017

Inspired by Chess but instead is actually a platformer but using Chess pieces. Titled as ' Knight Hero ', this is a new game in development using Arcade Game Designer that doesn't just look bloody good fun with well timed jumps the order of the day, but the music sounds fantastic thanks to Risky using Musicizer II!

Knight Move

Knight Move

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - June 5, 1990

Knight Move is a chess-based puzzle/strategy game from famed Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov in which the player has to traverse a chessboard using a knight's erratic L-shaped movement to collect hearts. While collecting hearts, the player may stand on the same square up to three times - after which the square disappears. These pitfalls will instantly end the game if the knight lands on them, but at the same time are the only way to score points: Collecting the heart will repair any holes and award points for each one, after which the heart moves to a new space and the game continues. The...

Knightmare (PHI)

Knightmare (PHI)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

From the book "Brain Games for Kids & Adults Using the Commodore 64". This is a three-dimensional version of the chess game called "Knight". You might want to try the standard 2-D version before tackling this more challenging version. As the name implies, you might have trouble going to sleep after playing this horror. You are given a starting point and a finishing point on a three dimensional chess board. The locations are given by a letter A to H, followed by a number 1 to 8 and then another letter A to H. your knight can move a total of six squares in any combination of 2, 2, 2, or 4, 1, 1...

Knightmare ZX

Knightmare ZX

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Homebrew - 2012

Anyone familiar with the original MSX Knightmare game will feel at home with this conversion, which is similar, lacking only a few of the weapon gems from the original. Although an eye sore, our hero's Magic helmet grants the ability to resurrect after death, granting a limited number of lives with which to complete the Quest. More lives are rewarded for high scores, or collected directly by picking up Kingly Chess Jewels, hidden as ground icons. Some ground icons are hidden, being unearthed only after a player shoots them. Shooting ground icons multiple times reveals their Jewel,...

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - November 4, 2008

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is based on the family movie of the same name. Shortly after becoming adjusted to being on Madagascar after becoming trapped there, Alex, Marty, Gloria and Mellman get homesick for their old home of New York Zoo and decide to get back there post haste. With the help of the penguins, they make an old crashed plane flyable again, and set off for the big apple with the penguins, monkeys and King Julian in tow. Unfortunately, they develop problems mid flight and crash land in Africa, where Alex meets his father, Marty meets more zebras and Gloria finds love. But then...

Magic-Jumper

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1990

Magic-Jumper is a board / card game that basically partly chess, partly checkers and partly Othello (Reversi). You move pieces, and try to jump over your opponent's pieces to turn them into your own men. Some extra rules are present, such as units that are immune to being turned, and some units that go to sleep and can't be moved; though they can be turned.

Marheaven Arm Fight Dream

Marheaven Arm Fight Dream

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - November 9, 2005

The heroes and heroines of Marchen Awakens Romance find their true calling in Konami's new fighting game where combatants battle with their powerful ARMS and conventional fighting skills. In the Marchen manga, an underdog named Ginta Toramizu is teleported into a world known as MarHeaven. He soon finds that his puny human skills on Earth are now superhuman on MarHeaven. He finds a weapon known as an ARM, meets up with comrades, and soon takes on an evil group known as Chess no Koma. Game modes: - Story mode - VS mode - Training mode - Arm mode - Arm shop

Metro-Cross

Metro-Cross

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 16, 1986

The player must take control of a man known only as Runner, who is given a time limit to run through each of the game's thirty-two rounds while avoiding obstacles and collecting drink cans. The actual running happens automatically: the job of the player is to avoid the obstacles and collect the cans by moving the Runner with the stick and adjusting his speed accordingly. If the Runner finishes the round within the time limit, the remaining time will be awarded to him as bonus points and he will proceed to the next round. Every fourth round is special, using the remaining time from the three...

Metro-Cross

Metro-Cross

Arcade - Released - 1985

Metro-Cross is a platform game released in arcades by Namco in 1985. It was ported to the Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Family Computer, and ZX Spectrum. Metro-Cross runs on Namco Pac-Land hardware, but with a video system modified to support a 2048-color palette like that used in Dragon Buster. It uses a Motorola M6809 microprocessor, with a Hitachi HD63701 sub-microprocessor (both running at 1.536 MHz) and Namco 8-channel waveform PSG for audio. The player must take control of a man known only as Runner, who is given a time limit to run through each of the game's thirty-two...

Microsoft Classic Board Games

Microsoft Classic Board Games

Windows - Released - 2000

Microsoft Classic Board Games is a collection of 12 board game conversions for Windows: Chess Checkers Backgammon Reversi Chinese Checkers 4-in-a-line Taipei Shogi Dominoes Go Chinese chess Gomoku

Microsoft Entertainment Pack 4

Microsoft Entertainment Pack 4

Windows 3.X - Released - February 3, 1992

Designed for Microsoft Windows environment as stress relief for that busy office. Titles include: Chess Go Figure! (mathematics theme) Tic-Tac-Drop (puzzle game) Maxwell's Maniac (pong clone) Dr. Black Jack JezzBall (Qix clone - trap bouncing balls) ... and the licensed Epyx game Chip's Challenge.

Midnight Protocol

Midnight Protocol

Windows - Released - October 13, 2021

You assume the mantle of a prominent hacktivist, ‘Data’, who recently got doxxed and has been targeted for blackmail by a shadowy branch of government. You interact with the virtual environment through your home terminal that requires nothing more than your keyboard. HANG YOUR [H]AT Will you respect others’ privacy and bank accounts, or leave no stone unturned? Midnight Protocol allows you to play as the hacker you want to be. Help the police track down a rogue hacker, or blackmail a desperate husband trying to recover… dubious pictures. Gain black, grey, and white hat reputation to...

Mind Games Entertainment Pack for Windows

Mind Games Entertainment Pack for Windows

Windows 3.X - Released - 1995

Mind Games Entertainment Pack For Windows contains ten classic games for Windows, including Chess, Chinese Chess, Bridge, Backgammon, Reversi, 4 In A Line, Checkers, Go, Gomuku, and Renju. Each can be run directly off the CD, or the pack can be installed to the hard drive. In general, games are played only against the computer, on one of four difficulty levels, with the option of setting up a specific scenario, changing some rules, and an undo ability.

Monkeyshines

Monkeyshines

Philips Videopac+ - Released - 1982

MONKEY TAG! (1 or 2 players) 1. Press 0 on the numeric section of the Odyssey2 keyboard. 2. The screen will display four computer-controlled monkeys in a matrix of monkey bars. 3. Two men appear at the lower right and left of the screen. They are activated by the hand controls. 4. The object of the game is to tag as many monkeys as you can with your man - without getting tagged back. 5. The left hand control maneuvers the man at the lower left of the screen. The right hand control activates the man at the lower right of the screen. 6. Push the joystick to the right to make your man...

Monkeyshines!

Monkeyshines!

Magnavox Odyssey 2 - Released - January 1, 1981

In Monkeyshines! one or two players will try to tag as many monkeys as they can while avoiding being tagged back. The players can move and jump over platforms where the monkeys are hanging and moving around. If a player catches a monkey, he has to press the "action" button to tag the monkey and throw it in any desired direction. Once tagged, the monkey will become red for a while and try to tag back the player. If the player is tagged, he's out of the game. The game ends when both player characters are tagged. The computer keeps track of how many monkeys were tagged. If more than 10 are...

Morita no Saikyo Shogi

Morita no Saikyo Shogi

Sega Dreamcast - Released - April 15, 1999

Morita no Saikyou Shogi is a Board game, published by Random House, which was released in Japan in 1999. Shogi, also known as Japanese chess or the Game of Generals, is a two-player strategy board game native to Japan. In the same family as chess, makruk, shatranj, janggi and xiangqi, it is the most popular chess variant in Japan.

Morita Shogi II

Morita Shogi II

Sharp X68000 - Released - May 26, 1989

Morita Shōgi is a Sharp adaption of the Japanese board game "Shōgi", which plays similar to chess.

Morita Shogi PC

Morita Shogi PC

NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Released - September 27, 1991

Morita Shogi PC is a shogi game for the PC Engine developed by its namesake Kazuo Morita and his development company Random House. The game is based on his previous work Morita Kazuo no Shogi, released on Famicom. The PC in the title refers to the system it was released on. The game includes two visual styles for the pieces: one where the pieces and board have a standard wooden look; and a second where the pieces all resemble fictional monsters which commonly appear in Japanese RPGs. Pawns are slimes, Knights are giant frogs, Lances are giant bugs, the Rooks are stone golems, the Bishops...

Morita Shougi

Morita Shougi

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - April 14, 1987

Morita Shougi is a Famicom adaption of the Japanese board game "Shougi", which plays similar to chess. It is the second Shougi game released for the Nintendo Famicom in Japan. The game lets you choose from a couple of game modes. You can play a game against another human player or a CPU player which comes in three different difficulty levels. The game also gives you extensive editing options, giving you the opportunity to create a board setup of your liking, placing the Shōgi pieces wherever you want. The game also lets a player interrupt a current game and go back and forth through the moves.

Mortal Kombat: Deception

Mortal Kombat: Deception

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - October 4, 2004

Twenty-six characters are available to play in the game, with nine making their first appearance in the series. Deception contains several new features in the series, such as chess and puzzle games with the MK characters and an online mode. The Konquest Mode role-playing game (RPG) makes a return from Deadly Alliance, but follows the life of Shujinko, a warrior who is deceived by Onaga to search for artifacts to give Onaga more powers. In November 2006, Midway released Mortal Kombat: Unchained, a port for the PlayStation Portable, which adds new characters to the game.

Mortal Kombat: Deception (Premium Pack)

Mortal Kombat: Deception (Premium Pack)

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - October 6, 2004

Mortal Kombat: Deception is the second next-generation Mortal Kombat game, and the twelfth in the series. Raiden, the god of thunder, is the only fighter left standing between Shang Tsung and his takeover of Earthrealm. In a final battle, Raiden fights Shang Tsung and Quan Chi, the two founders of the Deadly Alliance. When it seems that Raiden is about to finish off the two enemies, they rebound and he is defeated. With a zest for power and suspicion arising, Shang Tsung and Quan Chi then turn on each other, wanting Earthrealm for themselves. When it appears that Quan Chi is victorious, the...

Mortal Kombat: Unchained

Mortal Kombat: Unchained

Sony PSP - Released - November 13, 2006

Mortal Kombat: Unchained is the portable equivalent of the console game Mortal Kombat: Deception. It contains all the characters from the GameCube version, along with four exclusive to the PSP version: Blaze, Frost, Jax and Kitana. In this installment of the 3D beat-em-up series, an ancient evil has returned. The characters fight to become the Champion of the Elder Gods to earn the power to challenge and defeat this evil. All characters have a vast arsenal of moves, with weapons, and fatalities. The arenas are multi-tiered, interactive and contain death traps. Next to the regular battles,...

Never Mind

Never Mind

MS-DOS - Released - 1989

The game is played in a 3D isometric environment. Each isometric square represents a tile. At the beginning of each level, a picture made up of sixteen tiles will be displayed to the player. The computer will then rearrange the tiles which make up the picture, and distribute some in other areas of the level. The player's task is to restore the picture to the way it looked at the beginning of the level.[1] This is achieved by walking around the isometric world, picking up tiles, and placing them in the correct place. Throughout a level, warps must be found which allow the player to change from...

Never Mind

Never Mind

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Your task is to reconstruct a series of pictures by collecting scattered tiles and placing them in the right sequence. It's an apparently simple assignment on the surface, but don't be fooled. You will also have to cope with tile-pinching chess pieces, dissolving tiles and causeways, transporter tiles, and a horrendously tight time limit.

Nevermind

Nevermind

Atari ST - Released - 1989

Your task is to reconstruct a series of pictures by collecting scattered tiles and placing them in the right sequence. It's an apparently simple assignment on the surface, but don't be fooled. You will also have to cope with tile-pinching chess pieces, dissolving tiles and causeways, transporter tiles, and a horrendously tight time limit.

Numlo

MS-DOS - Released - 1993

Numlo is a Reversi game for three players, like Tribolo. Numlo differs from Tibolo by removing the unplayable squares, the size of the board is reduced to 12×12, and there are random point values scattered across the board which are added to each player's total. As in Reversi, players take turns placing a piece on the board, which must sandwich opponent's pieces between another of their own pieces, causing all of the pieces in between to switch to the capturing player's color. Players earn one point for each piece they have on the board. When capturing in Numlo, all of the pieces in the middle...

Othello (Acclaim)

Othello (Acclaim)

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 13, 1986

Black and White. The battle of opposites... as old as time itself... comes to life in Othello. Its origins are part Western, part Eastern. Othello is fast-paced, as easy to learn as checkers, yet as fascinating as chess. Play against a friend. Or play against the Othello computer in four challenging skill levels. You play the black discs and your opponent plays the white. Trap his discs between two of your own, and his "flip" to your color. One move can change the entire game. Finding that move is the secret to Othello. That's why it takes a minute to learn... but a lifetime to master!

Pappara Paoon

Pappara Paoon

Sega Saturn - Released - November 22, 1995

Pappara Paoon (ぱっぱらぱおーん) is a puzzle game released for the Sega Saturn exclusively in Japan. A very bare bones, what you see is what you get type of puzzler. There is a vs. CPU mode and a 2P mode. You shoot colored "blocks" (ranging from triangles to circles, etc.) to the side of the screen, trying to "push out" your opponent. It's a halfway interesting concept. If you liked playing "connect four" growing up (I know I did) I guess there are some similarities. You connect four or more like-colors to burst blocks. It's not a terrible game per se, it's just not all that exciting or addicting....

Patrol Cobry

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1994

Patrol Cobry is a timed puzzle-solving game. The player takes control of a chopper and moves blocks in the devastated by earthquake city to gain access to medical laboratory base in search for a cure for the outbreak. The blocks have been contaminated and must be properly neutralized. The neutralization is done by dropping a block from a height to another block of the same color. The combined blocks are changing to green and cannot be moved again. The pilot may use of two additional objects to neutralize the contaminated blocks: bombs (destroying the object underneath) and two types of...

Peg-Out

Peg-Out

Commodore 64 - Released - 1985

Peg out is a cribbage variant that was released as part of the part of "Leisure Time Classics" and "Chess Champion" game packs.

Pensate

Pensate

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Pensate is a strategy game where the player has to move his castle across a checkerboard, from the bottom to the top. The game is turn based and for each turn the player gives instructions on how the castle should move. Number of moves that can be made in a turn is decided before the start of a new game (one to four). The player can move in four directions, up, down, left and right. To reach the top the player has to avoid ten different types of enemies who move around the board at the same time as the player. They differ in the way they move around the board. The most basic enemies can move...

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