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Game #5310
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Zugzwang    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Strategy   Board - Western

Rating: 6.5 (4 votes)

Zugzwang box cover

Zugzwang screenshot
Zugzwang is an excellent chess tutorial/puzzle game coded in Adventure Game Studio, once more demonstrating versatility of this engine. If you don't know what the name means, "zugzwang" is a situation in chess in which one is forced to make bad move. In the author's words, "Zugzwang gradually leads the player through the basic movements of all the pieces, how to setup the board, capturing, castling, check, checkmate and stalemate, the weird nature of pawns and even the obscure en passant rule. At the same time you get to help two little Pawns, one White and one Black, to reach their ultimate ambitions. To play in a real Battle. Meet and talk to all the Pieces ,Black and White, and solve numerous chess puzzles, some serious and some just silly."

If you don't know how to play chess, this brilliant little underdog is one of the best ways to get started. If you already know how to play chess, you will still enjoy Zugzwang for its clever chess puzzles and humorous dialogues between the pieces. Two thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Richard Evans
Developer: Freeware
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2005
Software Copyright: Richard Evans
Theme: Humorous
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
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If you like this game, try: Chess Partner, Chess Maniac 5 Billion and One, Detective Chess

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