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Addictive time killer for nerds ... like me!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Bubbler, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I have no idea how I stumbled upon this, but someone created a free version of nerdy board game classic Axis & Allies for download.

    http://triplea.sourceforge.net/mywiki

    The Axis & Allies folks presumably forced them to remove direct references to the game from this download, but its the same game.

    There's several alternate "maps" that come with it, including a World War I game this WWI buff is looking forward to giving a try. One of the maps is a super-detailed version of the default Axis & Allies map which would also be cool.

    I played the shit out of Axis & Allies when I was younger and when I was in college. They've since changed the board to break up some of the larger territories, and even added a few countries to the game (China, Italy), which is a good thing.

    Start a land war in Asia and fly your nerd flag high!
     
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I have no idea how I stumbled upon that porn earlier today.
     
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Yes you do.
     
  4. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Awesome, Bubbler! I can't play yet since I obv can't install software on the work computer. Another great site for nerds is www.conquerclub.com. It's an online Risk game (with no affiliation to Hasbro) that has well over 100 maps that you play risk on. It's quickly become something I go to every day.
     
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Beat me to it. :D
     
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Here's a fantastic one with a fantasy bent. It's essentially a turn-based strategy game, but the campaigns take on the feel of an RPG because it becomes very important to develop and keep experienced units:

    Battle for Wesnoth
    http://www.wesnoth.org
     
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I have the Central Powers on the move. Russia is toast, Italy will be speaking German soon.
     
  8. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Not as complicated but still a lot of fun for when you don't have as much time:
    http://www.browserchess.net/stratego/
     
  9. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Bubbler, we definitely have to set up a game sometime.
     
  10. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    This made me think of the English soccer chant when they play France. ... "If it wasn't for the English, you'd be Krauts. ..." (sung to the theme of "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. ...")
     
  11. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Bubs...i just wasted 5 hours on that game. Curse you!!!
     
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    I might be in my 1918 nadir as the Central Powers. Austria is down to three territories, though I just shoved the Italians back a bit. Russia has 47 artillery units on Germany's doorstep and are in a position to roll my German ass.

    On the other hand, I have the Ottoman Empire deep into the Balkans to relieve pressure on the Austrians, the Turks control Cairo and most of the Arabian peninsula. While I'm taking a beating on the eastern front, Germany has France in peril on the western front and I control most of the north Atlantic sea lanes, thus making America totally useless.

    If I general it up right, I might pull it out. I also promised Mexico some territory if they invade the U.S. [/ZimmermanTelegramhumor!]
     
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