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The Art of GO

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1987

"The Go player must contend less with his opponent and more with conflicting impulses and emotions within himself." Go is based on the ancient board game of Chinese origin, which is very popular today in Japan and other Asian countries. In recent years, though, the game has become increasingly popular in the United States, Canada, and Europe because of its challenging nature. The game is played with black and white stones on a grid of 19 vertical and 19 horizontal lines. Although the rules of the game are very simple, the strategy necessary to win is very complex -- comparable to...

The Checkmate

The Checkmate

Sony Playstation - Released - April 12, 2001

A Chess series by Japan's Altron, picked up for publishing in Europe by Midas Interactive.

The Complete Home Entertainment Centre

The Complete Home Entertainment Centre

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

A computer games collection by the software company CDS with puzzle games, which could be bought for the C64 in a box with 2 disks and a manual booklet. Disk 1 Bridge = Colossus Bridge 4 (1987) Chess = Colossus Chess 4 (1985) Mah Jong = Colossus Mah Jong (1987) Disk 2 Dominoes (CDS 1988) Pinball = Macadam Bumper (1985) Video Card = Video Card Arcade (CDS 1988) Wordsearch

The Eden of Grisaia

The Eden of Grisaia

Windows - Released - May 24, 2013

A boy trying to find the paradise he once lost arrived in a secluded garden at the end of the world, where he found five girls. Not knowing himself what the result would be, he took out five seeds and distributed them to the girls, driven by a sense of duty and perhaps even the faintest murmurings of something like hope. One by one, the girls planted the seeds they had been entrusted with in the ground around them, waiting for the day when they would bear fruit. But whether or not this day will come remains to be seen - everything hinges on one final struggle to learn where a true paradise...

The Legend of Ragnarok

The Legend of Ragnarok

Commodore Amiga - 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...

Pensate

Atari 800 - 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...

Plato

Plato

Android - Released - December 7, 2016

In the early days of the Internet, our founders created the original Yahoo! Games and grew it to be the largest online games portal of its day. It was amazingly gratifying to witness so many people around the world playing games and connecting on such a large scale. In 2014, we re-formed as Plato with the same DNA to continue the same mission - bringing people closer together through great games. Fast forward to today, we are humbled that millions of players are enjoying our games and creating lasting friendships daily on Plato. Plato is a chat app full of games, groups, and good...

Pocket Shougi

Pocket Shougi

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - September 11, 1998

Pocket Shogi is a GB version of Shōgi; a japanese board game that is similar to chess with one important strategic difference: the pieces you eliminate become yours to control.

Powerplay: Game of the Gods

Powerplay: Game of the Gods

Amstrad CPC - Released - 1986

As one of the four great Gods Apollo, Hermes, Hecate and Aphrodite, choose a team of four mighty warriors to fight for you in the Powerplay tournament to prove who is the greatest. This battle will be fought out not using swords or knives, but with knowledge - gameplay takes the form of a complex quiz on a chess-like board. You have four playing pieces, which start off arranged as a cross in one corner of the isometrically-viewed board. The squares are split into four different colours, which each represent a particular broad Trivial Pursuit-style subject area. The question has four...

Powerplay: Game of the Gods

Powerplay: Game of the Gods

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Released - 1988

As one of the four great Gods Apollo, Hermes, Hecate and Aphrodite, choose a team of four mighty warriors to fight for you in the Powerplay tournament to prove who is the greatest. This battle will be fought out not using swords or knives, but with knowledge - gameplay takes the form of a complex quiz on a chess-like board. You have four playing pieces, which start off arranged as a cross in one corner of the isometrically-viewed board. The squares are split into four different colours, which each represent a particular broad Trivial Pursuit-style subject area. The question has four...

Powerplay: The Game of the Gods

Powerplay: The Game of the Gods

Atari ST - Released - 1987

As one of the four great Gods Apollo, Hermes, Hecate and Aphrodite, choose a team of four mighty warriors to fight for you in the Powerplay tournament to prove who is the greatest. This battle will be fought out not using swords or knives, but with knowledge - gameplay takes the form of a complex quiz on a chess-like board. You have four playing pieces, which start off arranged as a cross in one corner of the isometrically-viewed board. The squares are split into four different colours, which each represent a particular broad Trivial Pursuit-style subject area. The question has four...

Powerplay: The Game of the Gods

Powerplay: The Game of the Gods

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1985

As one of the four great Gods Apollo, Hermes, Hecate and Aphrodite, choose a team of four mighty warriors to fight for you in the Powerplay tournament to prove who is the greatest. This battle will be fought out not using swords or knives, but with knowledge - gameplay takes the form of a complex quiz on a chess-like board. You have four playing pieces, which start off arranged as a cross in one corner of the isometrically-viewed board. The squares are split into four different colours, which each represent a particular broad Trivial Pursuit-style subject area. The question has four...

Powerplay: The Game of the Gods

Powerplay: The Game of the Gods

Commodore 64 - Released - 1986

The game takes place on an 8x8 chess board shown with an isometric perspective . Two to four players can take part, each of which initially has four pieces (two if many are played) that represent mythological creatures, arranged at the corner of the board. The goal is to eliminate all the pawns of all the other players. On your turn you choose any of your checkers, so you must answer a question. The topic depends on the color of the box in which the creature is located: blue for general culture, red for sports and leisure, yellow for history and geography, green for science and technology....

Queens

Queens

Commodore 64 - Released - October 3, 1994

A chess style game for one or two players published in Game On 1994/10.

Ransei no Hasha

Ransei no Hasha

Sega Genesis - Released - November 29, 1991

Ransei no Hasha is a strategy game set in feudal Japan. Remarkably similar to the better-known Nobunaga's Ambition, Ransei no Hasha casts the player as a daimyo during the Sengoku (Warring States) period in Japanese history, the campaign starting in 1551 with Oda Nobunaga's rise to power. The presentation is far more straightforward compared to Koei's game, and there is a focus on strategic use of a small number of units, much like a game of chess. The player may only control a dozen or so units at any given time, and can order them to advance, retreat, and attack as necessary.

Reversal

Reversal

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

Reversal is a computerized version of Othello. Your can play against the computer or another person. If You play against the computer you can choose difficulty level at which the computer will play (beginner, intermediate or advanced), amount of time the computer will take to decide on its move (from 2,5 seconds to 30 minutes) and color of your pieces. The program switches between text and graphic displays. The Hi-Res graphic display shows the current board, the number of pieces are shown with faces. The cursor can be moved through all the legal positions by using the right and left arrow...

Rooks Keep

Rooks Keep

Windows - December 5, 2014

Descend into a brutal tournament where factions of sinister knights and grotesque beasts battle for domination in bloody arena matches and furious melee brawls. Crush opponents with hammers and shields, rend flesh with razor sharp claws and slice off heads with swords and axes. In Rooks Keep, players will maim their competitors in both a selection of deathmatch-arena game-modes such as 'Deathmatch', 'Team-Deathmatch', 'Conversion', 'Chess', 'Last-Man-Standing' and 'Combat Chess'. Play solo, jump into multiplayer matches, or add AI opponents to squash under-foot in both single and...

The Room of Black & White

Windows - Released - December 19, 2015

The Room of Black & White is a story about one girl entering a mysterious room. The player will take the role of a girl named 'Diane' and will have to clear the Keepers' quest in order to escape The Room of Black & White The player is able to receive help from Joker, the being who brought Diane to the room. Why has she come here and why does she have to clear quests in The Room of Black & White? The player's task is to unravel her memories and find the truth. Quests are going hard as story goes on. What will face Diane as she attempts to escape The Room of Black & White? Key...

Saikyou Ginsei Igo

Nintendo Wii - Released - June 24, 2008

■ 7 opponent players with seven chess players will be opponents, with a wide range of strengths from level 1 to level 5, you can enjoy from beginners to advanced players. ■ Game record preservation function Up to 10 game data can be saved, it can be interrupted in the middle of the game, it is possible to save game records for research on game record. ■ Enhanced functions Equipped with a safe hint function for beginners. Equipped with abundant functions for enjoying the game, such as game playing function which can be used for research, board editing function, form display /...

Sargon II

Sargon II

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

The original SARGON was written by Dan and Kathleen 'Kathe' Spracklen in a Z80-based computer called Wavemate Jupiter III using assembly language through TDL Macro Assembler. The name was originally written entirely in capitals because early computer operating systems such as CP/M did not support lower-case file names. SARGON was introduced at the 1978 West Coast Computer Faire where it won the first computer chess tournament held strictly for microcomputers, with a score of 5-0. This success encouraged the authors to seek financial income by selling the program directly to customers....

Sargon II

Sargon II

Tandy TRS-80 - Released - 1979

The second of the Sargon chess games. In this version, you can play the computer or another opponent. To move, you type the piece's location then the destination; such as A2-A4 to move the far left pawn forward 2 spaces. If you press a certain key, you can hide the board and see the moves that have been made so far. You can even make your moves from this screen, if you want the added challenge, without seeing the board. When you play the computer, you must select a level of play. The higher the level, the longer the computer thinks about its moves. In levels one through six, if...

Sargon II

Sargon II

Apple II - Released - 1979

The Spracklens made significant improvements on the original SARGON program and released Sargon II. In 1978 it tied for third at the ninth North American Computer Chess Championship despite being seeded ninth of 12 entries. Sargon finished only behind Belle and Chess 4.7, and defeated AWIT—running on a $5 million Amdahl mainframe—amazing the audience. That year they published a series of articles in BYTE on computer chess programming, stating "we think it would be nice if not everyone had to reinvent the wheel". Sargon II was ported to a variety of personal computers popular in the early...

Sargon II

Sargon II

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

The second of the Sargon chess games. In this version, you can play the computer or another opponent. To move, you type the piece's location then the destination; such as A2-A4 to move the far left pawn forward 2 spaces. If you press a certain key, you can hide the board and see the moves that have been made so far. You can even make your moves from this screen, if you want the added challenge, without seeing the board. When you play the computer, you must select a level of play. The higher the level, the longer the computer thinks about its moves. In levels one through six, if...

Sargon III

Sargon III

Apple II - Released - September 9, 1983

The Sargon series were the connisseur's chess games at the time. This edition includes variable move times, ranging from 5 seconds to infinity. Moves can be undone and you can swap sides during the game. The search feature displays its calculations as you play, which can be useful to learn from. Special tactical situations, opening move sequences and checkmate practices can be loaded in for learning purposes.

Sargon III

Sargon III

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1988

The Sargon series were the connisseur's chess games at the time. This edition includes variable move times, ranging from 5 seconds to infinity. Moves can be undone and you can swap sides during the game. The search feature displays its calculations as you play, which can be useful to learn from. Special tactical situations, opening move sequences and checkmate practices can be loaded in for learning purposes.

Sargon III

Sargon III

MS-DOS - Released - 1984

The Sargon series were the connoisseur's chess games at the time. This edition includes variable move times, ranging from 5 seconds to infinity. Moves can be undone and you can swap sides during the game. The search feature displays its calculations as you play, which can be useful to learn from. Special tactical situations, opening move sequences and checkmate practices can be loaded in for learning purposes.

Sargon III

Sargon III

Atari 800 - Released - 1985

The Sargon series were the connoisseur's chess games at the time. This edition includes variable move times, ranging from 5 seconds to infinity. Moves can be undone and you can swap sides during the game. The search feature displays its calculations as you play, which can be useful to learn from. Special tactical situations, opening move sequences and checkmate practices can be loaded in for learning purposes.

Sargon III

Sargon III

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

The Sargon series were the connoisseur's chess games at the time. This edition includes variable move times, ranging from 5 seconds to infinity. Moves can be undone and you can swap sides during the game. The search feature displays its calculations as you play, which can be useful to learn from. Special tactical situations, opening move sequences and checkmate practices can be loaded in for learning purposes.

Sargon III

Atari ST - Released - 1986

The Sargon series were the connoisseur's chess games at the time. This edition includes variable move times, ranging from 5 seconds to infinity. Moves can be undone and you can swap sides during the game. The search feature displays its calculations as you play, which can be useful to learn from. Special tactical situations, opening move sequences and checkmate practices can be loaded in for learning purposes.

Sargon III

Sargon III

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1984

The Sargon series were the connoisseur's chess games at the time. This edition includes variable move times, ranging from 5 seconds to infinity. Moves can be undone and you can swap sides during the game. The search feature displays its calculations as you play, which can be useful to learn from. Special tactical situations, opening move sequences and checkmate practices can be loaded in for learning purposes. Sargon III was the first third-party executable software for the Macintosh.

Schaakmat!

Schaakmat!

Nintendo DS - Released - March 16, 2007

Schaakmat! is a chess game. Being on the Nintendo DS allows for two screens with one screen displaying a top-down view of the board and the other screen showing the game with a 3D representation. Options include choosing what color to play as, difficulty level of the computer opponent (up to Elo rating of 2300), the amount of time allowed between moves, the game type (for alternate chess setups like Fisher random chess aka Chess 960), the setting, possible moves, and voice entry. Other than the traditional chess game, the game also offers chess puzzles to solve and historic matches to...

Serizawa Hachidan no Tsumeshougi

Serizawa Hachidan no Tsumeshougi

Sega SG-1000 - Released - 1983

A video game of the Japanese board game shogi (also known as "Japanese chess"). You move your yellow tiles around a grid using a cursor, while your opponent moves their blue tiles. Like chess, the object of the game is to capture your opponent's king.

Shogi

Shogi

Sony PSP Minis - Released - April 22, 2010

Looking for a little board game fun? Try your hand at Shogi, a Japanese game that is similar to chess, but has an important strategic difference: game pieces you eliminate become yours to control. Do you have what it takes to capture your opponents King and become a Shogi champion? Recommended for one or two players and playable using a single PSP® system.

Shogi Seiten

Shogi Seiten

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty - Released - 1992

Shogi Seiten is a Japanese Chess game, developed and published by Home Data, which was released in Japan in 1992.

Shougi

Shougi

Nintendo Game Boy - Released - December 19, 1989

Shougi was the third Game Boy release to revolve around an endemic Japanese pastime, and the third Game Boy release never to see a release in the West. Japanese pastimes like shogi, however, stood as the exception. Like Yakuman and Pachinko Time before it, Pony Canyon’s Shogi featured a tabletop game that’s never found its way beyond Asia… though in this case, it’s not because shogi is particularly unique to Japan but rather because the West already has its own variant: Chess. The two classic games are essentially the same thing, minus some differences in rules and aesthetics. But the two are...

Shougi Database Kiyuu

Shougi Database Kiyuu

NEC TurboGrafx-CD - Released - October 27, 1995

Shōgi Database is a video game adaptation of the Japanese board game shōgi, which is related to Western chess and particularly Chinese xiangqi. The game's main mode offers competition between human players or three levels of computer AI. Additional modes include analyzing and replaying situations from existing shōgi matches, and solving problems and etudes (three difficulty levels with over forty examples each). The game also includes a database of famous shōgi players, with biographical data, records, etc.

Shougi no Hoshi

Shougi no Hoshi

Sega Genesis - Released - October 31, 1991

Shōgi no Hoshi is a digital version of the ancient Japanese game shōgi, which is a board game that plays much like chess. The game is a standard shōgi game for one player. There is a standard versus-computer mode with six different play levels, as well as a bizarre Adventure mode which follows a young boy named Kinta whose mother is trying to get him to become the greatest shōgi player in Japan.

Shougi no Tatsujin: Master of Syougi

Shougi no Tatsujin: Master of Syougi

SNK Neo Geo Pocket - Released - November 20, 1998

Shougi (usually transliterated as shogi) is "Japanese chess" - a turn-based board game (the board has 9x9 squares) very similar to normal chess, but all pieces are different. There we have: -1 king -1 rook -1 bishop -2 gold generals -2 silver generals -2 knights -2 lances -9 pawns. Each unit has own move and all units are weaker than chess counterparts (for example Knight/Horse can't go backward), but all figures can be promoted and gain new moves. The player must defeat the enemy's king. Shougi no Tatsujin is an electronic version of this classic board game, where players can choose fight...

Shougi Touryuumon

Shougi Touryuumon

WonderSwan - Released - October 28, 1999

A basic shogi (Japanese chess) game that can be used as an introduction to shogi. The game has a variety of game modes, such as authentic 'Honshogi', 'Winner-take-all' for testing your skills, and 'Tsutsumi-Shogi', which can be played in a short intervals. The 'Research Mode' allows players to select from various patterns of fighting from the beginning, such as 'stick Gin' and '4-segment skipping car', making this game ideal for beginners to improve their skills. Also, considering the fact that the game is designed for a portable console, it is possible to save a game record for each move,...

Simple 1500 Series Vol. 2: The Shougi

Simple 1500 Series Vol. 2: The Shougi

Sony Playstation - Released - October 22, 1998

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 Simple 1500 Series vol.002 - The Shogi is a shogi game supervised by the president of teh Computer Shogi Association, that features 3 difficulty levels and also a 2 players vs mode.

Simple 1500 Series vol. 40: The Shogi 2

Simple 1500 Series vol. 40: The Shogi 2

Sony Playstation - Released - October 26, 2000

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. The earliest predecessor of the game, chaturanga, originated in India in the 6th century, and spread from China to Japan, where it spawned a number of variants. Shogi in its present form was played as early as the 16th century, while a direct ancestor without the "drop rule" was recorded from 1210 in a historical document Nichureki, which is an edited copy of...

Simple Character 2000 Series Vol. 01: Kidou Senshi Gundam: The Gunjin Shougi

Simple Character 2000 Series Vol. 01: Kidou Senshi Gundam: The Gunjin Shougi

Sony Playstation - Released - October 25, 2001

The Gundam Series is a metaseries of anime created by Sunrise studios that features giant robots (or "mecha") called "Mobile Suits" (MS); usually the protagonist's MS will carry the name Gundam. The original timeline for the Gundam series was the Universal Century (UC) series, which included Mobile Suit Gundam (1979) and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (1985). Since the 1990s, alternative timelines have been produced and developed, including the Future Century, After Colony, After War, Correct Century, Cosmic Era, Anno Domini and Advanced Generation timelines. Shogi, also known as Japanese...

Spyglass Board Games

Spyglass Board Games

Microsoft Xbox 360 - Released - December 22, 2009

Check out the full version of Spyglass, a fun new take on classic board games, like Chess, Checkers, Mancala, and Reversi. Play with a friend on Xbox LIVE, or play against the computer. Use the Xbox Live Vision camera to personalize the game board, playing pieces, and video effects. Each game has custom pieces to choose from, such as a rook made of stone or a furry checkers piece. And you can customize the look with textures like marble, silver, and gel. Make each game your very own!

Star Chronicles: Delta Quadrant

Windows - Released - July 7, 2015

Delta Quadrant is a sci-fi turn-based strategy game with lite rogue-like elements. Destroy enemies to collect loot, gain experience to level up and use skill points to become stronger. Intended as a fun little sci-fi title, not too hardcore or difficult. Piloting a weak exploration ship, you are in search for a new homeworld for your people - that is, until you are lured into a trap by the Dark Order. This has you end up deep in unknown enemy space, with no allies or friends. Alone. Your attempt to escape will put you in the path of numerous enemies. Fight to survive, gain experience,...

Still There

Still There

Windows - Released - November 20, 2019

Every day is the same on the faraway Bento space-lighthouse - until a mysterious radio message breaks through. Evade the past, welcome oblivion, make the perfect Italian coffee. Still There is a psychological adventure game about grief, technical puzzles, wacky AIs and dark humour. How Far is Far Enough? STILL THERE is a story-driven psychological adventure game about lingering grief, technical puzzles, wacky AIs and dark humour. Evade the past, welcome oblivion, make the perfect Italian coffee. LEARN THE TRUTH After receiving an emergency radio transmission, the routines of an...

Strategy Challenges Collection 2

Strategy Challenges Collection 2

Windows 3.X - 1997

Strategy Challenges Collection 2 consists of three strategy games: Jungle Chess (from China). Tablut (from Lapland, northern Scandinavia and Russia). Surakarta (from Java, Indonesia). All three are based on traditional board games, although they may be unfamiliar to many. In Jungle Chess, you maneuver past wild animal playing pieces and avoid traps to get to your opponent’s den. In Surakarta, you travel along loops to capture opponents. In Tablut, you surround and capture the Swedish king, or try and escape to safety if you play the defensive position. Jungle Chess and Tablut are...

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

Sony Playstation 4 - Released - February 14, 2020

Similar to the previous games in the Street Fighter series, Street Fighter V features a side-scrolling fighting gameplay system. The game also introduces the "V-Gauge", which builds as the player receives attacks and adds three new skills. The game features 16 characters at launch, with four of them being new to the series. A story mode and additional characters were added through updates and downloadable content. Its update, Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, released on January 16, 2018 and was received more positively with improvements to the user interface and content, in particular its...

Super Cartridge Ver 1: 4 in 1

Super Cartridge Ver 1: 4 in 1

Nintendo Entertainment System - Unlicensed

The Super Cartridge series is a series of nine multicarts for the Famicom and NES made by Sachen. These compilations are notable for containing the vast majority of the Sachen library (inlcuding the Joy Van titles) in their latest revision as well as some unique games not released standalone. They seem to originate from the mid 90s as they only feature games made before 1993 with the exceptions of the titles exclusives to those multicarts. They do not contain any of the later Sachen titles, likely to not compete with their single releases. Super Cartridge Version 1: 4-in-1: Bingo 75, Lucky...

Super Cartridge Ver 2: 10 in 1

Super Cartridge Ver 2: 10 in 1

Nintendo Entertainment System - Unlicensed

The Super Cartridge series is a series of nine multicarts for the Famicom and NES made by Sachen. These compilations are notable for containing the vast majority of the Sachen library (inlcuding the Joy Van titles) in their latest revision as well as some unique games not released standalone. They seem to originate from the mid 90s as they only feature games made before 1993 with the exceptions of the titles exclusives to those multicarts. They do not contain any of the later Sachen titles, likely to not compete with their single releases. Super Cartridge Version 2: 10-in-1: Hidden Chinese...

Super Games

Super Games

Commodore 64 - Released - 1988

A compilation created in Germany for a specific C64 hardware bundle released. The games used were International Soccer, Colossus Chess and Silicon Syborgs.

Super Gomoku Shogi

Super Gomoku Shogi

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 18, 1994

Super Famicom. The cart features both Shogi (Japanese chess) and gomoku (a tile game similar to Go in which the goal is to complete a line of five pieces). The game features a few options for both including the challenge level for the computer opponent and other parameters specific to either game. The game was developed and published by Nichibutsu (a.k.a. Nihon Bussan) in late 1994. Like most simulations of Japanese board games it was never localized into English.

Super Shogi

Super Shogi

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - June 19, 1992

Super Shogi is a shogi game from I'Max Corp and the second Super Famicom game based on the popular Eastern variant of chess, after 1991's Shodan Morita Shogi. It was eventually followed up with two sequels: Super Shogi 2 and Super Shogi 3: Kitaihei.

Super Shogi 3: Kitaihei

Super Shogi 3: Kitaihei

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 29, 1995

Super Shogi 3: Kitaihei ("Super Shogi 3: Chess Tranquility") is a shogi game for the Super Famicom and the third in I'Max's trilogy of shogi games for the system. In addition to standard shogi, the game also has a competitive four-player minigame that uses shogi pieces as well as a story mode that plays like an adventure game.

Super Tsumeshogi 1000

Super Tsumeshogi 1000

Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - December 16, 1994

A shogi game exclusive to this platform. "Tsumeshogi" is a word that refers to setting up specific shogi scenarios in which players can hit checkmate in a certain number of moves, similar to chess problems. The game presents each scenario with an on-screen counter and the player needs to figure out how to use the pieces they have available to checkmate their opponent in the number of moves indicated on the counter. The game was the first one to be published by Japanese company Bottom Up (Super Tsumeshogi 1000's developer is presently unknown). They would go on to publish many more games up...

SuperLite 1500 Series: The Curling

SuperLite 1500 Series: The Curling

Sony Playstation - Released - December 1, 1999

Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area. It is related to bowls, boule and shuffleboard. Two teams, each of four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called "rocks", across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game...

Syougi No Tatsujin: Master of Syougi

Syougi No Tatsujin: Master of Syougi

SNK Neo Geo AES - Released - October 13, 1995

The syougi is a Japanese chess-style game.

Syougi No Tatsujin: Master of Syougi

Syougi No Tatsujin: Master of Syougi

SNK Neo Geo CD - Released - December 13, 1995

Syougi no Tatsujin is a board arcade video game developed by ADK and originally published by SNK on September 28, 1995, before being ported to the Neo Geo CD the same year. It was ported in a scaled-down version to the Neo Geo Pocket and later given improved graphics on the Neo Geo Pocket Color. It was only released in Japan. Gameplay: Syougi no Tatsujin is a Japanese style chess game. In single player mode the player must compete against computerized opponents (represented by a digitized photograph) to win the tournament. In two player mode, each player competes against each another.

Syougi No Tatsujin: Master of Syougi

Syougi No Tatsujin: Master of Syougi

Arcade - Released - 1995

The 'Syougi' is a Japanese chess-style game.

Tanigawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan II

Tanigawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan II

Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - November 13, 1987

Shogi, a Japanese board game similar to chess, is a board game as popular as Mahjong in Japan. Tanigawa Kouji no Shogi Shinan II ("Tanigawa Kouji's Instructional Shogi II") is the second in a series of instructional Shogi games hosted by then-top tier champion and expert Shogi player Tanigawa Kouji to help improve the player's game.

Tanigawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan II: Meijin e no Michi

Tanigawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan II: Meijin e no Michi

Nintendo Famicom Disk System - Released - November 13, 1987

Shogi, a Japanese board game similar to chess, is a board game as popular as Mahjong in Japan. Tanigawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan II - Meijin e no Michi is the second in a series of instructional Shogi games hosted by then-top tier champion and expert Shogi player Tanigawa Kouji to help improve the player's game.

Tanikawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan II

Tanikawa Kouji no Shougi Shinan II

Microsoft MSX2 - Released - 1988

An instructional Shogi game, that teaches the Japanese version of chess. It is hosted by Tanigawa Kouji, a top-tier Shogi player. It was released for the Famicom Disk System, NES and MSX.

Tenka Touitsu

Tenka Touitsu

Sharp X68000 - Released - 1990

Tenka Tōitsu is a strategy game set in feudal Japan, and and the first title in SystemSoft's long-running strategy series. Remarkably similar to the better-known Nobunaga's Ambition, Tenka Tōitsu casts the player as a daimyo during the Sengoku (Warring States) period in Japanese history, the campaign starting in 1551 with Oda Nobunaga's rise to power. The presentation is far more straightforward compared to Koei's game, and there is a focus on strategic use of a small number of units, much like a game of chess. The player may only control a dozen or so units at any given time, and can order...

Theatre of War

Theatre of War

MS-DOS - Released - 1992

Theatre of War is similar to the classic game of chess, but in real time with projectiles. There are 3 gameplay modes: Medieval, Great War and Contemporary. Medieval has things like swordsmen and archers, Great War has a setting similar to World War 2, and Contemporary is air combat. All the modes play pretty much the same except you get different units in all the modes. To win you have to destroy your opposing King/General/Control Tower. Each unit has a health and power bar. When you move or use a special attack the power goes down then the King/General/Control Tower must come to re-power...

ThinkAhead

Windows - July 14, 2017

The concept of the game is to fill the board tiles using the knight chess piece. Levels start of simple, but become more complex leading up to the 10x10 board at the 60th level. Easy mode shows you the cells uoy can click on. It will help you to get uset to the gameplay.

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Apple Mac OS - Released - 1984

This is one of the first Macintosh games released and was created in-house at Apple. It was announced at the computer's launch and was featured in the original brochure, but its release was delayed until a couple of months later. The packaging is quite unique. Since this is an Alice in Wonderland themed game, the packaging is meant to look like Lewis Carroll's famous novel. It opens like a book to reveal the 400K floppy disk inside. The game is a chess game of sorts. The board is viewed with a depth-perspective so that pieces and squares appear smaller the further away they are. At...

Titenic

Titenic

Nintendo Entertainment System - Homebrew

After winning a trip on the RMS Titanic during a dockside card game, American Jack Dawson spots the society girl Rose DeWitt Bukater who is on her way to Philadelphia to marry her rich snob fiancee Caledon Hockley. Rose feels helplessly trapped by her situation until she is rescued by Jack.

TrapThem

TrapThem

Windows

TrapThem revolves around technical and demanding puzzle-gameplay about outsmarting and trapping the enemies while avoiding being trapped yourself. This game introduces innovative block physics. The mechanics are as simple and pure as it can get for their purpose. The game introduces all of its main mechanics early on instead of accumulating new systems you have to learn. So the challenge is to get better in what you are already using, like in chess.

Triad

Triad

Atari 800 - Released - 1982

Triad is a combination Tic-Tac-Toe game and space shooter for 2 players. The game starts as a Tic-Tac-Toe game, where nine separate icons are randomly assigned to each portion of the board. The include: an arrow, a green mask, a blue mask, an insect, a bat, a chess piece, a UFO, a spider, and a butterfly. When a player selects a location on the board, the game changes to an overhead shooter, where the player must defeat all enemies on the screen. If all enemies are defeated, the player gains the position. If the player is defeated by the enemies, then the position remains vacant. A player...

Triad (Commodore)

Triad (Commodore)

Commodore 64 - Released - 1984

Don't mistake this game and the 3D shooter from the following year from Livewire. The Commodore version of Triad is a combination Tic-Tac-Toe game and space shooter for 2 players. The game starts as a Tic-Tac-Toe game, where nine separate icons are randomly assigned to each portion of the board. The include: an arrow, a green mask, a blue mask, an insect, a bat, a chess piece, a UFO, a spider, and a butterfly. When a player selects a location on the board, the game changes to an overhead shooter, where the player must defeat all enemies on the screen. If all enemies are defeated, the...

Triple Challenge

Triple Challenge

Mattel Intellivision - Released - January 1, 1987

Triple Challenge features three previously released games on one cartridge: chess (formerly USCF Chess), checkers, and backgammon (formerly ABPA Backgammon). All three games are complete versions, containing all the rules and regulations of the original board games on which they are based.

Typeshift

Typeshift

Android - Released - December 20, 2017

From the creator of SpellTower, comes a new and completely original word game! Anagrams meets Word Search, with a sprinkle of Crosswords. Typeshift is the modern anagram puzzle; re-imagined from the ground up, combining wordplay, modern game design, and a mobile-first approach. In most anagram games, you search for new combinations within a single word, but in Typeshift, you search within three to five words stacked & scrambled up together. Shift columns of letters up and down as you try to spell words in the center row. Play continues until you have used all letters in a puzzle at...

Ultimate Board Game Collection

Ultimate Board Game Collection

Nintendo Wii - Released - August 31, 2007

The Ultimate Board Game Collection contains 12 tabletop board games with 3D graphics, music and sound. Most of the games offer different options, and in-game tutorials explain the rules and gameplay of unfamiliar games. The games support up to 4 players and a single player can play against computer opponents. The games are divided into 3 groups: Classic: Chess, Checkers, Reversi and Backgammon Family: Jigsaw Puzzles, Chinese Checkers, Wordcubes (a Boggle clone) and Naval Battle (race to bomb grid squares the fastest) Strategy: Mahjong, Connect Four, Sudoku and Gomoku Similar...

Ultimate Board Game Collection

Ultimate Board Game Collection

Sony PSP - Released - February 2, 2007

Ultimate Board Game Collection contains 20 classic board and table top games that have been played by countless families around the world. Games included are Chess, Quatro, Checkers, Enigma, Backgammon, Reversi, Snakes & Ladders, Naval Battle, Parcheesi, Dice, Dominoes, Go, Chinese Checkers, Word Cubes, Mahjong Solitaire, Anagrams, Concentration, 3D Tic-Tac-Toe, Mancala and Jigsaws. Customize each game by selecting different rules, environments, piece type etc. Play against the CPU or another player, depending on the game. User selectable sound track, chose from 4 different styles. CPU...

Ultimate Board Game Collection

Ultimate Board Game Collection

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - July 6, 2006

Ultimate Board Game Collection contains 20 classic board and table top games that have been played by countless families around the world. Games included are Chess, Quatro, Checkers, Enigma, Backgammon, Reversi, Snakes & Ladders, Naval Battle, Parcheesi, Dice, Dominoes, Go, Chinese Checkers, Word Cubes, Mahjong Solitaire, Anagrams, Concentration, 3D Tic-Tac-Toe, Mancala and Jigsaws. 20 Classic board game style games. Customize each game by selecting different rules, environments, piece type etc. Play against the CPU or up to 6 other players, depending on the game. User selectable sound track,...

Ultimate Brain Games

Ultimate Brain Games

Sony Playstation - Released - November 10, 2003

This PlayStation disc contains a variety of traditional board games of thought and strategy, presented with personality and playability in mind. Included are 4-in-a-Row (similar to "Connect Four"), backgammon, checkers, chess, dominoes, mahjong, reversi (similar to "Othello"), and sink-ships (similar to "Battleship"). Game screens are colorful and easy to read. A variety of computer opponent characters offer lively competition.

Ultimate Brain Games

Ultimate Brain Games

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - March 18, 2003

Part of the Telegames Ultimate series of handheld pick-up games. Ultimate Brain Games includes a collection of favorite strategy challenges. Playable games include Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Mahjong, Dominoes, 4-in-a-Row, Sink the Ships, and Reversi. Features include 2D and 3D graphics, 2-player link play, and downloadable multiplayer.

Ultimate Mind Games

Ultimate Mind Games

Sony Playstation 2 - Released - September 12, 2002

Ultimate Mind Games is a collection of mini games that can either be played in story mode or individually. In story mode the player takes the role of a child with special powers, because their parents can move between board game world, Brun, and another they too have this ability. On returning to the Brun one day the player is met by their friend Mana who informs them that the town is deserted because they have been invaded. The whole country has been invaded by the kingdom of Jejune and board games are banned! Mana takes the player to resistance HQ and explains that, because the player is...

Venetian Blinds

Venetian Blinds

Atari 2600 - Unreleased

As the name implies the Venetian Blinds demo isn't a game, but a demo that simulates a pair of Venetian blinds! The joystick can be used to raise and lower the blinds by pushing up or down. When the blinds are raised a nicely done sunset is visible out the window. The story behind the Venetian Blind demo is rather interesting. As most people know, Activision was founded by several ex-Atari employees who had left due to Atari's policies on programmer recognition (or the lack thereof). One of these employees was Bob Whitehead, creator of the "Venetian Blinds" technique, which was first used...

Videocart-20: Schach

Videocart-20: Schach

Fairchild Channel F - Released - 1979

Schach (German for "chess") was released for the Saba Videoplay, a Channel F-compatible system that Fairchild licensed for the European market. In this early chess simulation you can only play against the machine, as there is no multiplayer support. The player can chose either the white (actually green on screen) or black (actually red) pieces, and can select from 4 different AI difficulties. The easiest AI plays its turns in a matter of seconds but, as the difficulty increases, each turn can take several minutes. In the highest difficulty, the AI can take up to 50(!) minutes to decide its...

Virtual Kasparov

Virtual Kasparov

Sony Playstation - Released - April 27, 2001

Virtual Kasparov brings the world champion chess expert to the PlayStation in a tour-de-force of teaching, techniques, gameplay and options geared toward learning or simple enjoyment of the ultimate strategy contest. The game features three languages (English, French and Spanish), eight types of chess pieces and eight styles of boards in 2D, six 3D chessboards, 23 playing levels, and a tutorial with 50 lessons monitored by Kasparov. Extras include biographies of Garry Kasparov and the first 12 world champions, theory analysis of great chess players like Emanuel Lasker, Mikhail Botvinnik and...

Virtual Kasparov

Virtual Kasparov

Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Released - April 5, 2002

Kasparov in your pocket! The most brilliant chess player ever will be your personal trainer, sharing with you his technical knowledge and the history of the game... Can you raise the challenge and play head to head against him?

War of the Human Tanks

War of the Human Tanks

Windows - Released - September 14, 2012

War of the Human Tanks is a story driven strategy game with a gameplay reminiscent of Battleship and Chess, featuring a story of war, loyalty, sacrifice and human shaped tanks. This story takes place in a land vaguely reminiscent of modern-day Japan. In the twenty years since the first Human Tank was developed, the war raging between the Empire of Japon and the Kingdom of Japon has turned into a proxy war fought between Human Tanks on both sides. The Empire of Japon once ruled the entire land of Japon. Now diminished and cornered, the Empire prepares to make its last stand as the tanks...

War of the Human Tanks: ALTeR

War of the Human Tanks: ALTeR

Windows - Released - February 13, 2015

Human Tanks: ALTeR is the second installment of the War of the Human Tanks series, and sequel to War of the Human Tanks. This time you assume command of the enemy of the first game, the Royal Army, and fight back for all you hold dear! War of the Human Tanks is a story driven strategy game with a gameplay reminiscent of Battleship and Chess, featuring a story of war, loyalty, sacrifice and human shaped tanks. Following the events of the first War of the Human Tanks, the land of Japon is in chaos, with the embers of the war between the Kingdom of Japon and the Empire of Japon still...

Warhammer 40:000: Regicide

Warhammer 40:000: Regicide

Windows - Released - September 8, 2015

Regicide is a brutal take on one of the greatest turn based strategy games of all time. The game fuses multiple phases of combat with dynamic action. Manoeuvre your army into place and unleash a devastating array of tactical abilities to crush your enemies. The game offers two distinct modes: Plan the attack and command your soldiers through two phases of combat. Open fire on your enemies, utilise tactical abilities and unleash psychic powers to crush your foes. Fight your way through violent single and multiplayer battles to destroy everything that stands between you and certain...

Wari: The Ancient Game of Africa

MS-DOS - Released - 1994

From the ad: "Wari might appear simple, but it can be much more complex than it looks. There is nothing else available quite like Wari. It's fun, it's challenging, and it's different! The game is also designed to help you to learn how to play, and play it well. You've "beat" the game? Not until you have beaten The Elephant! The Giraffe is child's play; the Lion and Zebra are only average players--the Elephant will consistently beat them by 15 more stones. To get the Elephant you'll have to register Wari." Wari is an African Strategy Game for 2 players. Also known as MANCALA and OURRI, Wari...

Warpaint

Windows - March 17, 2017

Warpaint is a physics boardgame where you command an army of dwarves and launch catapults. Strike fear into your opponent with your customized, painted army. Victory is won through superior tactical positioning and siege dexterity. Climb the rankings and brag about your battle born brains. The game is easy to learn, quick to play, and maintains tension at a relaxed pace. Your dwarves attack and capture pieces similar to hexagonal chess. Use catapults to assault castle walls and break open gates. The game is designed to be a fresh approach to classic tabletop war games such as chess,...

The Worlds Best Board Games

Windows - June 17, 2009

Play the best board games in the world - on your PC. Here are 11 challenging games that everyone knows, with stunning 3D graphics, fantastic sound, and artificial intelligence across 3 levels of difficulty. Play against the computer, or with friends and family. 11 Great Games: Backgammon Chess Blocked! Catch the Hat Draughts/Checkers Chinese Checkers Nine Men’s Morris Pachisi Peg Solitaire Reversi/Othello Snakes and Ladders

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