Screenshot of Pawnbarian: a Puzzle Roguelike
Screenshot of Pawnbarian: a Puzzle Roguelike
Screenshot of Pawnbarian: a Puzzle Roguelike
Screenshot of Pawnbarian: a Puzzle Roguelike
Screenshot of Pawnbarian: a Puzzle Roguelike
Screenshot of Pawnbarian: a Puzzle Roguelike
Screenshot of Pawnbarian: a Puzzle Roguelike
Screenshot of Pawnbarian: a Puzzle Roguelike
Screenshot of Pawnbarian: a Puzzle Roguelike
Screenshot of Pawnbarian: a Puzzle Roguelike
Screenshot of Pawnbarian: a Puzzle Roguelike
Screenshot of Pawnbarian: a Puzzle Roguelike
Pawnbarian: a Puzzle Roguelike

Pawnbarian: a Puzzle Roguelike

Provider j4nw
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Chess-inspired puzzle roguelike. Demo - single IAP unlocks full game.

The ad-free demo contains a single character and dungeon.

Pawnbarian is a turn-based puzzle roguelike with bite-sized, but challenging sessions. Play cards to control your hero like a chess piece on a tiny dungeon board, outmaneuver enemies with their assortment of tricky abilities, and become the mightiest warrior of the Chesslands!

Features
- Use a deck of chess pieces to hack and slash through hordes of monsters.
- Pick up the basics instantly if you're familiar with chess, or learn in minutes if you aren't.
- Carefully plan your moves to navigate challenging, emergent tactical situations.
- Spend treasure to upgrade your cards with additional powers.
- Blitz through quick 15-30 minute runs - or die trying.
- Take on the infinite post-run Gauntlet to see how long you can survive.
- Pick from 6 characters to conquer 3 dungeons, all requiring an unique approach.
- Progress through Chains, a series of extra difficulty modifiers.

Not Features
- No permanent upgrades, and not much that needs unlocking. The progress and satisfaction come from your growing mastery of the game's elegant systems!
- No complex and varied builds. The shops provide a few key decisions, but the bulk of the roguelike depth lies in how you approach the emergent combat puzzles!

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@frolick
92 Views 12/05/2023
Simple fun, nothing too deep story wise just pure gameplay.
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I learned to play chess thanks to the game 😭🙏
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Kokuei Torushinji
More content less restriction on gold/gear
586 Views 08/26/2022
Do it's a fantastic idea, bit chess just needs to not be boring, but the enemies have too many rules or "buffs" that they are simply allowed to use or abuse when the players tries to get lucky enough to get the right pieces they need & since there's health elements in it, it needs to be given either more gear like items to collect cause the way the enemies work breaks more rules than the barbarian can have limiting the players options.
IntoTheNight
'Pawnbarian' review
736 Views 11/15/2022
Okay, I want to talk so much about this one but it won’t be of any effect until you try it yourself. It has a demo, just go ahead and try it. This is probably one of the best puzzle games I have ever played.
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