Home of the Underdogs
About News FAQs Contact HOTU GoogleGroup Music Manuals
Category Applications Action Adventure Education Interactive Fiction Puzzle Role Playing Games Simulation Special Sport Strategy War

Support the EFF
Welcome How you can help
Browse Games
Welcome Random Pick
Welcome By Company
  Welcome By Theme  
Welcome By Alphabet
Welcome By Year
Welcome Title Search
Welcome Company Search
Welcome Designer Search
Welcome Freeware Titles
Welcome Collections
Welcome Discord
Welcome Twitter
Welcome Facebook
Welcome File Format Guide
Welcome Help: Non PC Games
Welcome Help: Win Games
Welcome Help: DOS Games
Welcome Recommended Links
Site History Site History
Legacy Legacy
Link to Us Link to Us
Credits Thanks & Credits
Abandonware Ring

Abandoned Places


Creative Commons License

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
None that we know of
System Requirements:  
Where to get it:
Related Links:  
If you like this game, try: Chess Partner, Chess Maniac 5 Billion and One, Detective Chess

© 1998 - 2023 Home of the Underdogs
Portions are copyrighted by their respective owners. All rights reserved. Please read our privacy policy.