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Archon
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10 years, 8 months ago at Feb 11 15:06
I liked to think of this game as Action-Chess.

You had the obvious Light and Dark stereotypes on each side to represent the opposite positions. However, each unit had its own unique attacks and abilities.

It was the fact that even a lowly Knight (Pawn equivalent) could stand a chance against the second tier evils like the Banshee (Rook Equivalent?) by fighting for the... read more
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Description: Archon: The Light and the Dark is a strategic board game with some similarities to chess. Two sides, a light one and a dark one, consisting of 18 pieces each compete on a board divided into (9 by 9) squares. You win the game by having one of your units on each of the five powerpoint squares or by removing all opposing pieces from the board. However, you can't just remove a piece from the board by landing on it. When two pieces clash, the outcome is decided in the battle arena during one-on-one real-time combat (just like in Star Control, also by Paul Reiche III). If the real-time combat takes place on a dark square, the dark ... (more)
Manufacturer: Activision Inc.
Release date: 15 December 1989
EAN: 0731069009726 UPC: 731069009726
Tags: Nes (2), Strategy (2), Dragon (1), Sorceress (1), Wizard (1), Board Game (1), Battle For Squares (1), PC (1), Action (1), Fantasy (1), Chess (1), Tactics (1), Abilities (1), Magic (1), Disadvantage (1), Advantage (1), Genie (1)
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