Use your wits and a deck of chess pieces to conquer dungeons full of cunning monsters!
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Very Positive (129) - 96% of the 129 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 24, 2021
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“A tiny and mighty game.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“It’s a simple looking, but very addictive game that does a great job of channelling the classic strategic gameplay of Chess into a roguelike dungeon crawling format.”
Alpha Beta Gamer

About This Game

Pawnbarian is a puzzle roguelike. Use chess moves to control your hero on a tiny dungeon board and learn how to outmaneuver enemies with various traits!

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 tricky, 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 3 characters to conquer 3 dungeons, all requiring an unique approach.
  • Progress through Chains, a series of extra difficulty modifiers.

Not Features

  • No deep and varied builds - Pawnbarian plays like a puzzle game first and foremost.
  • Few external rewards - no permanent upgrades, and not much that needs unlocking.

System Requirements

Windows
macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1+
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS High Sierra 10.13
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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