(Recommended for all ages/Written in BASIC)
Here’s a board game where planning pays off. You win if you have more points than your opponent when the last square on an eight-by-eight grid is filled. You gain points by flanking each of your opponent’s checkers on two sides — vertically horizontally, or diagonally — with your own checkers. A substantial lead can melt away when surrounded checkers are surrounded again from another direction. One strategically placed checker can cause several opposition checkers to flip over, earning one player points at the other’s expense. You can play against the computer or against another player, and you can select from three levels of difficulty.
“The scoring reversals keep the outcome of the game in doubt right up to the end.”
“Experienced board players will probably find this game insufficiently challenging.”
“Owing to the colors used, this game isn’t suitable for black and white display screens.”
Cassette (Order No. APX-10007), Diskette (Order No. APX-20007)
Item on page 9, $12.95, (Roman Checkers)
Item on page 22, $6.25