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The Board Game section features a wide range of tabletop games. Popular genres include Chess, Dominoes, Mahjong, and Solitaires.
Play chess against a computer opponent with a human-like playing style in a smooth user interface.
Chess 2022 is an easy-to-use yet powerful Windows app for anyone who plays chess. It offers challenge levels from complete beginner up to elite. You can turn on sounds and choose from several visual styles to customize the game experience. The app is so intuitive that it provides a starting point even for those who have never played chess before. Just start a new game and learn as you go. Click or tap a piece to have possible moves highlighted. Undo your move if you make a mistake. Watch the continuous position evaluation in the lower right corner; invoke the Coach menu to get a hint. Chess 2022 can also serve as a PGN and FEN file viewer, virtual chessboard with a clock, position analyzer, graphic interface on top of UCI engines, chessboard editor, and more.
Dating back to 1400BC from the Roman Empire, Nine Men's Morris is one of the earliest board games in recorded history. The board consists of an inner square, a middle square and an outer square, with 8 spots evenly distributed on each of the squares, making a total of 24 spots. Each player will be given a set of 9 pieces in black or white color. The pieces can be placed onto the spots on the board and can be moved among the spots. The player who has fewer than 3 pieces left or has been immobilized loses the game. When the game starts, the player holding white pieces can click any empty spot to place a piece onto it. Then the player with black pieces will follow suit, and the two sides take turns to continue the process. When 3 pieces of the same color form a horizontal or vertical line, a mill appears. The player who forms a mill can remove one of the opponent pieces from the board. Once removed, those pieces cannot be placed onto the board again. Note that pieces of a formed mill cannot be removed unless no other pieces are left on the board. The number of each player's unused pieces are shown on the left of the board. Note that you must finish your turn within the given time limit, as indicated by the timer on the screen, or you will lose. After all pieces of both players are used, the pieces on the board can be moved. The players need to click and select one of their pieces, then click an empty spot along the lines so as to move the selected piece. If a player cannot do so, he loses. A mill can also be formed if 3 pieces of the same color draw a straight line after moving. The player who forms the mill can remove one of his opponent's pieces from the board. Again, pieces of a formed mill cannot be removed unless no other pieces are left on the board. When a player has only 3 pieces left, his pieces will gain the ability to "fly" and can be moved to any vacant spot on the board. Capture vital positions on the board to destroy your enemy!
The program "Chess-7" offers you the following possibilities:
The original conversion of the boardgame The Settlers of Catan. Play the Basic Game, Seafarers, and of course Cities & Knights while competing against strong virtual opponents! The artificial intelligence of the virtual opponents has been thoroughly improved and refined and should offer a real challenge even for experienced Catan gamers. Being the author of the game, Klaus Teuber was closely involved in the project development. Catan - Cities & Knights offers excitement and gaming fun for everyone - from day-one fans to newcomers. You can choose between eight different virtual opponents in total. The extensive campaign includes many varied scenarios, from the basic game to various Seafarers scenarios (among other things, Oceania and Heading for New Shores), to Cities & Knights scenarios in combination with Seafarers (among other things, Greater Catan C&K).
Catan - Cities and Knights offers all of the challenge of the original board game with several exciting digital twists. This program's simple operation and surprising elements kept us engaged throughout.
The game's interface was a pleasure to operate, thanks to its layout and professional graphics. We never felt confused while playing; excellent tutorials are included that teach you the ropes. The game's objectives are reminiscent of the highly successful Age of Empires series, which revolved around building a medieval civilization from the ground up. You start off with a small village, collecting local supplies based on dice rolls in order to build yourself up, all while trading and competing with rival towns. Eventually, the stakes rise to control armies and pirates, all with simple mouse clicks, until one victorious community dominates the landscape. The gameplay is basic but still manages to be addictive, which was a pleasant surprise. The program also provides an exciting feature that lets you compete against online opponents. This is a great way to keep the play challenging. Overall, this game is well designed and fun to play.
Catan - Cities and Knights has a seven-victory point trial limit. It installs desktop icons without permission. Its fun layout and challenging play make it a program we recommend.
Open Yahtzee is an open-source (free) version of the classic dice game Yahtzee. Open Yahtzee is built to be OS portable, which means you can run it on many kinds of different operating systems and platforms. The portability is mainly achieved via wxWidgets which also gives Open Yahtzee a native look on each platform.
Did you ever play Yahtzee? With over 50 million copies of the classic dice game sold every year (according to its maker) chances are pretty good that you've heard the familiar sound of ice rattling in the cup, not to mention the game's simple play: Roll five dice up to three times in certain combinations to achieve the highest possible total score. Let's see...random numbers, calculating combinations, and keeping score: sounds like a natural for software, doesn't it? But not just any gamer: Open Yahtzee is open-source freeware that brings the simple, endless, and mentally stimulating fun of Yahtzee to your PC. It runs on just about any platform available, including Windows, by the use of vxWidgets that give it a native look on each platform. It's supported by an open-source project.
Clicking the extracted Open Yahtzee executable called up the game's simple but attractive interface, which sports a row of nicely rendered dice along the bottom and the Upper Section and Lower Section from the Yahtzee scorecard presented side by side, though we could enable a more traditional layout as well as turn the dice animations off in the program's settings. The Help file included basic rules as well as FAQs at the project's wiki. But if one of the great things about Yahtzee is how easy it is to learn, another is how quickly it comes back when you start playing again after a long hiatus. We started by pressing the Roll button, which keeps track of your three rolls. We clicked checkboxes to keep dice and rolled the rest again. We got two pairs on our first roll and a Full House by our second; not a bad start. The game calculates scores, so there's no use arguing the math.
As with the original, the problem with Open Yahtzee isn't starting to play, it's stopping. Not only that, but you can also start playing right away: No more hunting all over the house for enough pencils, or drawing up score sheet because the pad is empty. All that's missing is that famous clackety sound!
Want to try a simpler board game before moving on to the more challenging ones? The exciting Multiplayer Ludo is for you. Your goal in this 4-player game is to move all your pieces around the board once, then move up the route of your color and finally arrive at the arrow-shaped area in the middle of the board before your opponents do so.
When the game starts, each player will be assigned a set of 4 pieces in red, yellow, green or blue color. Then you and your opponents will take turns to roll a die and make valid moves accordingly. Before moving around the board, your pieces need to enter the board by moving to the starting square of your color marked with an arrow. During your turn, click the button on the screen to roll the die, and if a 6 is rolled, you can click to move one of your pieces to the starting square, and you will also be granted an extra roll. After moving to the starting square, your pieces can move around the board according to the numbers rolled. Note that you must finish your moves within the given time limit, as indicated by the timer on the screen, or you will lose. Since a square can only hold 1 piece, if your piece moves to a square currently occupied by an opponent piece, that opponent piece will be knocked off and it must start from the beginning again. When your piece is reaching the arrow-shaped area of your color in the middle of the board, an exact throw is required. Defeat your opponents before they get in your way.
The purpose of this game is to sink all the enemy ships. You and the computer first arrange ships in an area, and then will take turn to bomb each other's ships. Since you do not know the location of each other's ships, you need to bomb strategically in order to be as efficient as possible when bombing the ships.
A fun and easy to use pack of classic solitaire games for your PC! All your favorites are here - 14 of the world's favorite Solitaire games. Whether it's the attractive cards, or just their large size and easy-to-read numbers - this game is relaxing to play because it just looks so good. And there are games to suit your mood - from easy to very challenging.
Challenge your chess skills against the Gigantic Computer with/without the almighty AI Magician's help. Chess Magician is designed for Chess beginners and experts and even advanced experts. They alike would find many features that would increase their enjoyment of chess as well as improve their skill with the game. You will play against the famous Gigantic Computer who claimed to be unconquerable, and get the almighty AI Magician's help if you need it. You should connect to the Internet first, and then compete with the remote Gigantic Computer. You can set the level of the Gigantic Computer from 1 to 9, ranging from 900 ELO to 2400 ELO. You may change its level even when you two are in competition.
Naval strategy battleship game which covers all major battles on Pacific during WW2. Game contains missions, Death-Match and Free Hunt scenarios & campaign from Pearl Harbor and Midway to the Iwo Jima and Leyte battle. Scenarios include Hawaii Defense, Coral Sea, Okinawa, Brisbane Convoy, Fall of Australia, Conquer of Japan, Iwo Jima Transport, Imperial Ocean, Great Pacific War and many others. All unit names and officer ranks are historic. Player can purchase new ships/planes during the game. There are more then 50 unit types, including Fleet Aircraft Carrier, Heavy Anti-sub Cruiser, Heavy Bomber, Long Range Fighter, Long Range Naval Bomber, Fleet Cruiser, Heavy Fleet Destroyer, Fast Carrier and Heavy Fleet Submarine type. Game objectives: conquer enemy ports, defend friendly ports, destroy ships, eliminate all enemy units, secure transport convoy to the friendly port.