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Axes and Acres

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Axes and Acres is a deep and engaging single-player strategy game designed to create exciting decisions every turn. Axes and Acres includes elements of deck-building which allow you to strategically manage your peasants to farm, build, and survive. The rules are easy to learn, but every turn can be played out in many different ways, leading to complex and interesting choices.
In Axes and Acres you are the lord of a small but rich plot of land (and a couple smelly peasants). These peasants are represented by dice and can Build, Work, Gather Resources, and Reproduce, depending on their mood. Using a combination of your burgeoning population and "motivation" cards, you will build, chop, cultivate and plot to produce a thriving village!
In Axes and Acres both your workers and your motivations can be improved and changed, all within one game. Each play-through is discrete, every decision is difficult and interesting, and there are tons of decisions - making every minute of gameplay valuable. Axes and Acres will test your strategic and tactical skills while providing a rewarding and fun experience.
Axes and Acres is the second game from BrainGoodGames, the creators of the well-received single player strategy game Militia. (7000+ players, 97% review score).http://store.steampowered.com/app/421260/
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BrainGoodGames
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http://www.braingoodgames.com

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 10.10 or newer
  • Processor: Support for SSE2 instruction set
  • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP or newer
  • Processor: Support for SSE2 instruction set
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 60 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or newer
  • Processor: Support for SSE2 instruction set
  • Graphics: OpenGL
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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Axes and Acres reviews and comments

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Axes and Acres is a Turn-based Strategy game from BrainGoodGames. There is no Action or Campaign. Instead, it's all about earning Victory points from one Level to the next to complete the Level. The Number of Points required increases from Level to Level, while the time Limit available to you is getting smaller and smaller. Each Level is divided into 3 Sections, where you get Points for different Things. You don't get Points for a task from the previous Or following section, so you always have to plan what you're doing in the current Section and what Preparations you might need to make for the next Section. This means that you have to adapt your Strategy regularly to the Tasks to be performed. The whole thing is made more difficult by the Barbarian Camps, which periodically create Warriors that destroy everything they run on. In order to survive against the Time Limit and the Barbarians, it is important to use its 3 Resources (Food, Wood and Stone) sparingly. Also which Tree you fall when, which Carnickel you hunt and when and which Building you want to build and when you might be considered. It is also important to consider which Worker you are using and when. There are 4 different (through Buildings more Are added) "Units" which can do different Things but all cost them 1ne food and another worker or special Card to be "activated." Sounds a bit complicated, but it is very simple and is explained very well in the successful Tutorial. It is important to note that the Units that are not on the field at the End of the Round are reshuffled, so that a certain Number of Units are randomly obtained at the Beginning of each Round. That, in my View, is also the greatest Weakness of the Game. I've already lost Levels because I haven't received the right Unit over more than 5 Rounds. Even if the random assignment requires a regular Adjustment of the Strategy and thus contributes to making the Game more Challenging, unfortunately one becomes heavily dependent on one's Luck, which can also cause a lot of Frustration. The Graphics of the Game are Expedient, but have a certain Charm. The Sound is very relaxing and invites you to play one or two rounds, especially after a stressful Day. Overall, not a bad Game, but I do not have a little bit of Long-term Motivation. After playing some Levels, it becomes highly repetetive. For entertaining Fun, however, it's quite suitable. However, I find The €10 it currently costs far too expensive for such an entertaining Pleasure. Strategy Fans should wait for a 75% Action. Then you can get Axes and Acres easy to get.
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