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  • Summary: Inspired by chess, but adding combat that YOU control, Archon was the original Battle Chess. You must try to outmaneuver your opponent using teams of fantasy creatures or monsters in this epic struggle of Light and Dark. On the chess board, when you challenge a piece, you are teleported intoInspired by chess, but adding combat that YOU control, Archon was the original Battle Chess. You must try to outmaneuver your opponent using teams of fantasy creatures or monsters in this epic struggle of Light and Dark. On the chess board, when you challenge a piece, you are teleported into a Combat Arena where you fight in REAL-TIME until only the victor emerges to claim the square on the chess board. Conquer your opponent by defeating all of their pieces on the chess board or claim all the Power Squares for a quick victory! You can play Free-For-All mode, where it's everyone for themselves, or play using teams and gang up on your opponents pieces in battle (2 vs. 1.) Expand
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  1. Apr 18, 2011
    78
    Archon Classics is a triumphant remake of a great game.
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  1. Apr 2, 2014
    10
    One of my favorite games that has been masterfully remade. They added just enough extra on top of the core game to keep it classic but fresh.One of my favorite games that has been masterfully remade. They added just enough extra on top of the core game to keep it classic but fresh. The secondary abilities are great to have and the 4 player adds depth to the strategy board. Well done gameā€¦if you liked the original 1983 classic, you'll love this one. Best play experience is with a controller, sitting on a couch with a few friends. You'll never be the same! Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2013
    9
    Near perfect update of the classic. Adding 4-player this game is even more fun than the original. Secondary abilities, more boards, and anNear perfect update of the classic. Adding 4-player this game is even more fun than the original. Secondary abilities, more boards, and an entire puzzle campaign make this a high value for the price. But make sure you have a controller to connect to your machine couldn't imagine playing without one. Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2011
    8
    update of the old school classic. still tough to pull off the diagonal shots with keyboard, just like the original! has new game board andupdate of the old school classic. still tough to pull off the diagonal shots with keyboard, just like the original! has new game board and quest modes. combat AI significantly improved from old school classic, but board AI is worse. Expand
  4. Nov 2, 2013
    8
    This is a very good remastered edition of an old classic. There are a fairly large array of game options available, ranging from numerousThis is a very good remastered edition of an old classic. There are a fairly large array of game options available, ranging from numerous tutorials, campaigns, leveling up pieces games, and hot seat games where you can play with a friend. The graphics engine is also quite nice plus you have the option of showing the retro graphics if you prefer the old look. The music is also quit catchy, especially the music that plays when battle engages. Expand