Today, Ziggurat Interactive brings three digital-tabletop classics to Steam and GOG with this month’s Retro First Friday collection. Tabletop game strategists have three great titles to choose from: Grandmaster Chess, King’s Table: The Legend of Ragnarok, and Theatre of War. With each game comes a selection of brain-teasing challenges — in Grandmaster Chess, a fantastic take on the traditional “game of kings,” you can choose from five difficulty levels and go against a learning A.I., while King’s Table has players defending Odin himself from incoming attackers, and finally, Theatre of War, a one-of-a-kind abstraction of battlefield tactics both in the medieval and modern eras.
Grandmaster Chess: Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, this fully featured chess simulation has all the tools and features you need to learn and master the game of chess. Challenge an opponent with five adjustable skill levels from beginner to grandmaster. A challenging AI opponent will analyze your moves and provide tips and learn from you. Customize your pieces and the board, and take on special challenge modes like speed chess and blindfold mode for added difficulty.
King’s Table: The Legend of Ragnarok: In this modern take on an ancient board game similar to chess, one side must defend Odin against an onslaught of attackers as he makes his escape to one of the corners of the board. The sides are uneven, leaving Odin ambushed with only twelve soldiers against twenty-four attackers coming from all sides. Use sharp strategy and tactics to help Odin reach safety before he is caught defenseless between multiple assailants!
Theatre of War: This unique real-time strategy game is set on a surreal tile-based tabletop battlefield. Wage war over three eras of combat: clash swords and loose arrows in Medieval mode, roll tanks and march infantry to victory in the Great War setting, and take to the skies with aerial units in the Contemporary mode. Each mode has its own unique collection of pre-arranged battle scenarios to test your ability to use each unit’s strengths to your advantage and to guard against their weaknesses.