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Cavewars is a turn based strategy game that combines elements of several different games of it's era. The turn based strategy element mirrors that of Heroes of Might and Magic while the ability to research new units and improve armies is similar to that of Master of Orion.

The unique element that separates this game from others is that the battles can take place on a number of different levels of a cave. All may be well on level 1, with both sides having a city there; meanwhile, battles rage every turn on level 3. Randomly generated maps and 8 different races to choose from ensures the same game is never played twice.


Cavewars DOS Enemy units, both in the open and garrisoned in cities, only become visible when they are in the sight range of the player's own units.
Cavewars DOS Battles are fully automated, like in the Warlords series, but they are animated and show the progress in real time.
Cavewars DOS Cavewars Main Screen
Cavewars DOS You can also view detailed information about every unit in the stack, and dismiss some of the if necessary.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Cave Wars" -- alternate spelling

User Reviews

Cave level of Master of Magic, separated and randomized. George Constantinoff (28) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Games Magazine 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Jan 07, 1997 6.4 out of 10 64
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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  • Cavewars (official page of the game at Avalon Hill's website, archived copy from 1997 by the Wayback Machine)
MaiZure (126) added Cavewars (DOS) on Jan 31, 2003