Board Games.

Power: The Game

Power: The Game
2.5

Power is a board game for Windows based on a cardboard counterpart. The visual representation is sketchy. The pieces are visually flat and lifeless, and lack the main ingredient that makes board games fun — human interaction. Power suffers from both problems. In Power you win by moving game pieces. Four players compete at once […]

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Monopoly Star Wars

Monopoly Star Wars
3

The familiar Monopoly pieces have been replaced with Star Wars characters in Monopoly Star Wars. And instead of building hotels on Park Place, you’re setting up spaceports on Dagobah. Also there’s a lot of multimedia content. Just about every action pulls up some type of animation — TIE fighters swoop down and blast the dice, […]

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LEGO Chess

LEGO Chess
3

LEGO Chess is a beginner-level chess program using familiar Lego characters. Any parent who has shelled out several hundred dollars for a growing Lego collection will recognize the cowboys, Indians, sailors and pirates that comprise two 3D sets. There’s another 3D set of Staunton pieces made of Lego blocks and a 2D set is also […]

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Down in Flames

Down in Flames
4

Down in Flames is a very niche-oriented game that plays like a tabletop. It’s actually based on a famous board game design, and is specifically tailored for die-hard wargamers. It plays almost like a card game, but with added animations and a colorful interface. The genius of the design lies in how a few simple […]

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Shanghai: Great Moments

Shanghai: Great Moments
4

Shanghai: Great Moments is basic matching tiles mahjongg that comes on CD-ROM. There’s a good amount of digitized video in this package and other multimedia. It includes nine different sets of tiles to offer the player some visual variety. The standard mahjongg tile set is included, along with sets with the themes of space exploration, […]

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Blood Bowl

Blood Bowl
3

From the Warhammer universe comes Blood Bowl, a board game of fantasy football. Blood Bowl features teams of humans, orcs, elves and other Warhammer creatures. Blood Bowl is divided up into two halves with each team getting eight turns per half. In a turn, each team moves their players around, blocking, passing, picking up the […]

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Chessmaster 6000

Chessmaster 6000
3.5

The Chessmaster series is aimed at the novice to intermediate chess player, casual players who value an intuitive interface and a friendly approach to the game. As such, Chessmaster 6000 is filled with the types of features that are focused on teaching the game and making it fun. As usual for this series, a wide […]

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Isle of Four Winds: Rune War

Isle of Four Winds: Rune War
3.5

The most common form of Mahjong on the home computer is the Solitiare version. A simplified game where you have to match tiles, usually as part of a large set that forms a shape of something like a pyramid, bridge or other such structures. The more complex version of Mahjong, which was popularized and had […]

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Knight Moves

Knight Moves
3

In Spectrum HoloByte’s board / puzzle game, Knight Moves, the age-old challenge of chess has been taken into new territory with the addition of a healthy dose of action. Knight Moves challenges you to control an animated knight who leaps around a chessboard stocked with enemies, hazards, and power-ups. Your knight can only move in […]

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Renju

Renju
2.5

It sounds simple enough. Just place five consecutive stones in a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line. Sort of like Tic-Tac-Toe, right? Renju, a variant of the popular board game Pente, is one of those deceptively simple strategy games that turn out to be diabolically complex. First off, there are 225 spaces on the game board; […]

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