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Chess and Much More

The game feature small, but challenging play sessions


by Jan Wojtecki
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The game feature small, but challenging play sessions.

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What is it about?

At the start of each game, you’re given a deck of cards representing chess pieces. You’ll need to play them to move your hero.


App Details

Strategy Puzzle
Last updated
September 1, 2022
Release date
June 11, 2022
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App Screenshots

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App Store Description

Chess-inspired puzzle roguelike. Demo - single IAP unlocks full game.

The demo is ad-free. It contains a single character and dungeon.

Pawnbarian is a turn-based puzzle roguelike with bite-sized, but challenging sessions. Play cards to control your hero like a chess piece on a tiny dungeon board, outmaneuver enemies with their assortment of tricky abilities, and become the mightiest warrior of the Chesslands!

- 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 challenging, 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 6 characters to conquer 3 dungeons, all requiring an unique approach.
- Progress through Chains, a series of extra difficulty modifiers.

Not Features
- No permanent upgrades, and not much that needs unlocking. The progress and satisfaction come from your growing mastery of the game's elegant systems!
- No complex and varied builds. The shops provide a few key decisions, but the bulk of the roguelike depth lies in how you approach the emergent combat puzzles!

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