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Friday, August 19, 2011

AAQR: Everlands (Hex Strategy Game)

Everlands is a hex-based chess-like strategy game featuring a wide variety of units. The idea is to convert enemy pieces (by attacks) while prevent your pieces from being converted, so when the board is fully occupied you have more pieces than the enemy side on the board. It is like Othello, but combined with chess and special attacks and abilities.

There's a cute story about how some sort of substance have caused animals to go bonkers, and as one of the few unaffected animals, you have to beat the berserk animals to convert them back (by winning battles) and eventually get to the source of the problem.

Each animal has an attack rating and life rating. They can only attack or defend in SOME directions (not all six at once). So facing is VERY important. Most units also have a special activity. Kiwi bird can lay an egg (to take up a different spot on the map), when it is placed (so it takes up 2 spots, instead of one), while raccoon can 'steal' eggs (convert the egg to your side), for excample. With over a dozen animals, and you take turns to put units on the map, this game is a lot deeper than it first appears.

(NOTE: Giveaway on Amazon appstore for a day)

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