The object of the game is get pawns (both black and white) to their wooden box. This is done by placing arrows on the board to tell them where to go. Along the way you must avoid obstacles and enemy chess pieces. Sometimes the enemy chess pieces can simply be avoided, but you may need to encourage them to capture each other instead!
- 9 tutorial puzzles to get you started
- 15 puzzles levels, ranging from easy to brain-bending
- Simple mouse-based controls
Pawns won 2nd place in the OMG (Original Mac Games) 2005 contest.
||Click here for Mac Universal Binary (24.5 MB, disk image)|
Click here for Windows executable (7.5 MB, self-extracting archive)
Hints and Troubleshooting
The game’s readme file explains how to play, or simply run the Tutorial from the main menu for a quick introduction to Pawns.
If the game runs slowly or unevenly:
- Lower resolutions like 800×600 run faster than higher resolutions like 1024×768.
- Full-screen often runs faster than windowed.
- A lower quality like “Good” runs faster than “Fantastic”.
Latest Pawns News
- Pawns! 1.1.2 released, price lowered July 8, 2011Pawns! 1.1.2 has been released, and the price lowered.
- Pawns! now available on the App Store November 10, 2010Pawns for iPad and iPhone is now available on the App Store.
- Coming soon- Pawns for iPad and iPhone! September 25, 2010The page is up for my forthcoming game, Pawns for iPad and iPhone! This game has many new features, and will be released soon.
- Pawns Being Used In Classroom October 12, 2009Pawns was used to help teach programming to kids in a school in Geneva.
- Announcing: Pawns for iPhone September 19, 2009I am porting Pawns to the iPhone. I will post more details as I get closer to releasing it. Subscribe to the news feed to stay up-to-date!