Puzzle Video Games to include board
one of the most popular genres of videogames on the market today.
This genre is sometimes called the puzzle/gaming genre due to the fact
that it includes any number of sub-genres. Notable types of sub-genre
are puzzle games, card games, board games, and games based on popular
television game shows such as Jeopardy and Deal or
This overall genre is about videogames that challenge the mind far
more than they challenge the reflexes.
gamerisms presents 5 video game reviews for passionate gamers to puzzle
Additionally, this article is listed as both a video game genre and
skill games entry.
1) Battle VS Chess
This much anticipated revolution of the chess game changes several key
facets of this beloved game. It has become both a bone of contention
with hardcore fundamentalist chess players that prefer the game to
remain the same as it always has, and the modern video gamers. In
Battle VS Chess, the game has evolved slightly to cause the white and
black pieces to take on a greater level of detail while retaining the
strategic elements of the video game.
Puzzle video games have to evolve when placed in a game setting or
there is no doubt that most gamerz would simply ignore them and play
the original. Highly detailed character designs and even the inclusion
of classic chess matches pre-programmed into the video game are common.
Battle VS Chess changes this by including several modes, such as Madness
modes. These modes take the placement of the pieces on each side and
either randomizes their location on any part of their side of the
board, or allows the gamers to choose locations. There is also the
that pieces actually battle each other like a fighting game and even
the piece that is supposed to win normally may be beaten back.
2) Backgammon 3D
This video game is a perfect translation of the popular board game into
digital format. A fun and exciting game in the puzzle video games
little gem allows for many levels of play. It is excellent for
practicing strategy, learning basic game play skills, or challenging
the computer and other passionate gamers. The three-dimensional
superb and allow for a realistic play experience.
Backgammon 3D features advanced artificial opponents powered by the
game's virtual engine. This means that even a gamer who enjoys playing
alone will find a reasonable challenge playing solo.
3) Hoyle Puzzle & Board Games
This new and improved version of the Hoyle Casino adds many facets to
the standard game play for each of his gaming types. The types of
puzzle video games included in this casino style pc gaming environment
Sudoko, Dominoes, Chess, Checkers, and similar puzzles/board games.
This video game also provides the introduction of brainteaser games to
be played. There is a leader board to allow gamerz to know who
ranks the highest. They even have a program that allows the gamer to
create their own virtual face if they want. Play against a human
opponent or the computer, either way it is fun and addictive video game
The first title released by OneBigGame, this puzzle video games entry
play style similar to Tetris and Lumines. Unlike those videogame
titles, however, there are a few important differences that make it
more interesting. You play in a manner similar to the mentioned games
but whenever the player makes a quad
or four-line block
they unlock more playtime from a song by either Moby or Philip Glass.
Some gamerz believe that the best part of this Xbox Live Arcade game is
the fact that a large chunk of the video game's proceeds go to charity.
5) Puzzle Quest 2
This unique concept game franchise is the next iteration of the Puzzle
Quest series. In this puzzle video games setting, the gamer is actually
both an RPG=role-playing game and a puzzle game. This title takes the
frenetic action of a game series such as Bejeweled and mixes in a
dungeon crawling scenario. All of the combat in this video game is
through the vehicle of puzzle mechanics. The character levels up,
creates or finds better equipment, and uses increasingly epic spells to
fight and defeat monsters.
Speaking of characters there are four types. These types are the
Barbarian, Assassin, Sorcerer, and Templar. Each of them has unique
equipment, spells, and play strategy. The Barbarian, for instance is a
hale and hearty character, while the assassin is easier to defeat
physically. However, the assassin makes up for this in other ways by
becoming quite a bit more deadly in their attacks. If you pick only one
of these puzzle video games type hybrid video game, make it this one.
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