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The Game of the Amazons (Windows 3.x)

The Game of the Amazons Windows 3.x The game's load screen

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Description

The Game of the Amazons is a one or two player, freeware conversion of the Argentinian board game El Juego de las Amazonas.

The object of the game is to capture territory, the player who controls the most squares at the end of the game wins.
The game is played on a 10x10 chessboard where each player has four pieces that move like queens. The rules are quite simple, a piece may move to any legal square, provided the path to that square is not blocked. Once it arrives in the target square the piece must fire an arrow one or two squares in any legal direction. The square where the arrow lands is then claimed by that player and locked. Once a square is locked neither player nor their arrows can travel over it.
Players take turns to move their pieces and the game ends when one player is unable to move and the player holding the most territory wins.
The game is entirely mouse controlled and the computer opponent has three skill settings, there is also an undo feature and a save/load game feature.

Though this is a complete game that was released as freeware there is/was a registered version with more features that could be purchased, furthermore for a small fee players could receive game updates as and when they became available.

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The Game of the Amazons Windows 3.x The game has a help file that is accessed via the game's menu bar. It opens in a new window. 
This screenshot shows the game's description
The Game of the Amazons Windows 3.x A game in progress showing how the move history is recorded and how blocked squares are depicted.
The Game of the Amazons Windows 3.x The start of a game. 
This also shows the player selecting whether the human or the game plays as white and what skill level the AI opponent will use
The Game of the Amazons Windows 3.x Game Over and white wins.
The black Amazons can no longer move so the game is over. The unclaimed squares belong to White because they can still play and take them.

Alternate Titles

  • "El Juego de las Amazonas" -- Original board game title

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piltdown_man (76509) added The Game of the Amazons (Windows 3.x) on Aug 18, 2014