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Minos Strategos

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You are the legendary Minos Strategos (general of the ancient city of Minos)! Command the defenders of the temple by harnessing the power of specific battle formations to push back the Minotaur hordes. Minos Strategos is a quick single-player strategy game with a focus on elegance and clarity. Climb the single-player ladder as you devise flexible strategies, amassing an ever-growing collection of command cards as you go!

Inspired by the board game "Tash-Kalar" by Vlaada Chvátil, Minos Strategos has players creating, matching, and utilizing unit formations on an ever-changing battlefield. Unlock collectible command cards to summon powerful threats, clear large swaths of enemies in an area of effect, and form powerful chaining combos to play multiple cards in a single turn.

"[Minos Strategos] is quite likely to be the best digital game of 2017" -Keith Burgun (Lead designer of Auro, Dinofarm Games)

Minos Strategos is the 4th game from strategy game design studio BrainGoodGames, creators of Militia, Axes and Acres and SkyBoats. BrainGoodGames is committed to making fun, engaging single-player strategy games that combine random generation with a single-player ladder so you can enjoy our games for as long as you like!

Other BrainGoodGames:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/421260/ (96% positive, over 10,000 players)
"[Militia] might be the best single player strategy game I've played this year."
-Keith Burgun (Lead designer of Auro, Dinofarm Games)

Axes and Acres
http://store.steampowered.com/app/448910/ (88% positive)
"A quaintly Medieval exercise in chucking dice, flipping cards, and taming a pastoral landscape. BrainGood Games has done a fantastic job capturing boardgame elegance in a tidy videogame package, complete with a gently punishing metagame."
-Tom Chick, Quarter to Three

http://store.steampowered.com/app/510780/ (100% positive)
"These guys, BrainGoodGames, make some wonderful boardgame-like strategy games. Their newest one, Skyboats, is in the Euro game genre, and it is simply outstanding. The developers are very clever, and have obviously playtested the heck out of this design."
-FroBodine, Steam User Review

Release date
Brett Lowey
BrainGoodGames, Brett Lowey
Age rating
10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 3G S, iPhone 4, iPod Touch Fourth Gen, iPad 2 Wifi, iPad 2 3G, iPhone 4S, iPad Third Gen, iPad Third Gen 4G, iPhone 5, iPod Touch Fifth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen, iPad Fourth Gen 4G, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 4G, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or newer
  • Processor: Support for SSE2 instruction set
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL
  • Storage: 200 MB available space

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 10.10 or newer
  • Processor: Support for SSE2 instruction set
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL
  • Storage: 200 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP or newer
  • Processor: Support for SSE2 instruction set
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Last Modified: Oct 22, 2019

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Minos Strategos reviews and comments

Oh, what a surprise! Don't let the basic visuals turn you away. Minos Strategos is may be the best strategy game i played on mobile this year. Simple rules (2 minutes and you'll know how to play), yet very smart and deep. Reviews on steam are also very positive.

The game is played in turns. You have a small number of stones on board, the enemy vastly outnumbers you. The goal is to capture the key points with 1 move/attack and drawing 1 special ability card each turn. Because you are outnumbered the key is in mastering special ability cards which require your stones to be in special formations to play. So it is all about compromises: who to sacrifice in order to secure another key point and defence it with stones in formations.

And one more thing, you can't loose here. The game is rogue like, each game the AI is harder, if you are defeated you stay on current level of AI and try again.

It's almost like an ancient board game that somehow got lost and now has been rediscovered by civilization.
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