Tag Archives: Chess

#130 – The Chessmaster

                                                                             This kindly old man only looks like he’s tired                                                                             Leggo my rook, you no-good disembodied hand!     PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Software Toolworks DEVELOPER: Software Toolworks GENRE: Chess RELEASE DATE: January 1990   I learned to play chess in the third grade during recess. With the exception of me … Continue reading #130 – The Chessmaster

#70 – Battle Chess

                                                                              Why is a demonic jester lurking over the board?                                                                              I’m not sure how anyone could play a full game. It’s really that bad.   PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Data East DEVELOPER: Beam Software GENRE: Chess RELEASE DATE: July 1990   Battle Chess was everywhere: from the Commodore 64 to the Amiga to … Continue reading #70 – Battle Chess

#40 – Archon

                                                                                                                                                                       Warning: actual game may resemble chess.                                                                                                                                                Well… I had a Water Elemental.   PLAYERS: 1-2 simultaneous PUBLISHER: Activision DEVELOPER: Bullet-Proof Software GENRE: Chess-esque RELEASE DATE: December 1989   Upon first glance, Archon appears to be a simple game of monster chess, Light versus Dark. On the Light side are … Continue reading #40 – Archon