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 (194) - 90% of the 194 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 represented what we thought was a good baseline for what the game should be - it had single player vs. AI, local multiplayer and basic async online multiplayer.

Since the launch in May 2019, Early Access has helped us do our development "in the open", ensuring that we can chat to our players about what it is they want, feature-wise.
Since then we've added a proper invite system, Steam achievements, six additional languages, live multiplayer, unlockable avatar costumes, a concede button, and lots of other small balance changes and quality-of-life improvements to the experience.
In the future, driven by our community feedback, we're planning to add ranked play, unlockable piece cosmetics, and probably other things depending on whatever additional feedback we get! We also have some more languages we want to support.”

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. Feud has currently been in Early Access for around 18 months, and we'd like to reach full release within the next year.”

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

“We've already built a lot of stuff since the first Early Access release, including invites, live multiplayer, and achievements. We think the most important missing piece is a proper ranked mode with progression, as well as unlockable piece cosmetics.
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 had these features at the initial Early Access release:

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

Since then, we've added:

  • Invites
  • Live (not async) multiplayer
  • A concede button
  • Steam achievements
  • Support for French, German, Italian, Romanian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese.

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

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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