Kriegspiel (Mac/PC)

Cut-out mountains and cavalry. Beautiful.

In January 1977, the French Situationist Guy Debord founded the Society for Strategic and Historical Games. The Society had an immediate goal: to produce Kriegspiel, a game of war that Debord had already designed in his head years before. The game was played by two opposing players on a game board of 500 squares arranged in rows of 20 by 25 squares. Now, developer RSG has recently released a computer edition of Kriegspiel. This version is an attempt to translate Debord’s game to the contemporary landscape without interfering with the simplicity and depth of the original creation. Essentially a board game played top-down or in 3D mode, Kriegspiel is very impressive, not only visually. Unfortunately, there is currently no single-player mode, no computer opponent – which makes it online only. Enjoy!

Download it for Mac and PC here.


3 Responses to Kriegspiel (Mac/PC)

  1. gnome says:

    You know, it’s quite odd, but I’ve been interested in finding out what Kriegspiel was like for ages and now I don’t have the bloody time to enjoy it. Oh, well, the I.S. lives!

  2. David says:

    Yeah, I know what you’re talking about. But it does look very competent. Maybe some other time, eh?

  3. Charles says:

    It’s a bit of an unfortunate name, as there is already a game called Kriegspiel (from the 19th century).

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