Although the majority of today’s casual gamers prefer arcades as the simplest method of 5-minute entertainment, there are gems out there that true gamers are always after. If you miss the good old times when games required intellect, strategy and abstract thinking, among other skills, you will certainly appreciate the time spent playing Barricade!
Barricade is a digital version of a popular turn-based «pawn race» board game that can be played by an entire family. The secret to winning is not too simple, since you need to keep a fragile equilibrium between offense and defense, blocking the enemy’s moves, relocating and reorganizing your pawns quickly to secure your competitive advantage. The game comes with lots of boards supporting a different number of players, so you can play alone against the computer (acting as a single opponent or several ones) or play against multiple opponents over the local network, the Internet or on the same computer. Having many players on the board also adds an extra strategic element to the game, since players can form temporary alliances. The skill level of virtual opponents can be adjusted, if necessary, and you can also use a suggestion tool that will highlight the possible destination squares for your pawns. Some features, like team play, ability to save and load games, ability to play over the network and edit boards, are only available in the commercial version of the game and are unlocked after you purchase a license.
If you are always looking for smart games that make you think and yet keep you entertained, go with Barricade. Hours of fun are guaranteed!
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