Feud is a turn-based strategy game. Swap pieces on a four-by-four grid to isolate your opponent's pieces, or go straight for their King. Hone your skills against three AI characters with distinct play-styles, then challenge your friends online or on the same screen.
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Very Positive (161) - 90% of the 161 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 21, 2019

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

Feud is our first game! Our Early Access release represents what we think is a good baseline for what the game should be - it has single player vs. AI, local multiplayer and basic async online multiplayer.

Early Access will help us do our development "in the open", ensuring that we can chat to our players about what it is they want, feature-wise.
We're thinking ranked play, a proper invite system, unlockable cosmetics, stat tracking, better Steam integration - all those things that come part and parcel of a standard competitive multiplayer game but which Feud, at the time of writing, lacks. However, we don't yet know which of these things are the most important, and that's where the community aspect of Early Access comes in.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We work on this game in our spare time, so development is slower than it would be from a studio with a budget. Because of this, Feud is likely to be in Early Access for between six months and a year.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We have a few ideas about this. Some more features for the online play are, we think, essential - stuff like ranked play/ELO, invites, unlockables and stat tracking.
We also want to ensure the full game has proper Steam integration - achievements, asynchronous notifications, friend-list integration and so on.
We think we might eventually want to do a single-player story or puzzle mode, though this is more likely to be a post-release update or DLC.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is pretty stable (we think!) and runs quite smoothly. It has these features at the time of writing:

  • Single-player vs. three AI personalities at two difficulties each
  • Local (shared-screen) multiplayer
  • Online (asynchronous) multiplayer
  • A tutorial

Early Access is, for us, more about making the game feature complete than making it work. Of course, we're always on the lookout for bugs!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Feud will always be free-to-play. We may eventually add some monetisation to cover our costs - this could be premium unlockable cosmetics, or perhaps a paid-for single-player DLC.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We have a few ways you can chat to us:

Come hang out with us, we're nice.”
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“A compact and claustrophobic chess-style game that is well worth checking out, mate.”
4/5 – Pocket Tactics

“Feud is a fun take on chess, it’s free, has solid online play, and you should have already stopped reading and downloaded it if any of this appeals to you.”
3.5/5 – Pixelated Cardboard

“Sometimes a strategy game comes along and its rules are so distilled and approachable that it feels like you've played it before. Feud, from Bearwaves, does just that.”

About This Game

Feud is a turn-based strategy game made by some guys you haven't heard of yet. Originally a board game designed by Dave Cordell, it's been polished and tweaked and generally mucked about with to bring it to the glowing screen you're reading this description on. Unless you printed it out? Think of the trees. Please.


Imagine chess, but on a four-by-four grid, where pieces are swapped rather than moved, each piece has its own special ability and--

OK, not so much like chess. What you can expect is a highly condensed little abstract strategy game which is easy enough to learn but quite tricky to get good at. The AI still beats us sometimes. The computers are winning. Please get good at Feud so we can beat them.


Feud is free to play and has full cross-platform play between PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android. This means you can play Feud at your boring job, then on the bus on the way home from your boring job, then on your computer at home while you recover from your boring job.

Please note that we do not recommend playing Feud during your commute if you walk to work, especially if you live in a city with lots of open manhole covers which is pretty much what I imagine New York to be like. I dunno, I've never been.


I'm not very good at this. Sorry. Anyway, look, the game's free and only a couple of hundred megabytes. You might as well, really.


OK fine
  • Easy to learn, tricky to master abstract strategy
  • Local same-screen multiplayer
  • Single-player vs. three AI characters
  • Online asynchronous and live multiplayer
  • Made by 3 very handsome boys.
  • Please play our game.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 or above
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 10.10 or above
    • Processor: Intel processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Graphics: Intel Graphics
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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