Pawns (Mac/Windows)


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.

System Requirements Download
  • Mac OS X 10.3 “Leopard” to 10.8.5 “Mountain Lion”
  • Note: does NOT currently run on OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”.
  • 600 MHz CPU or greater
  • Rage 128 Pro, Radeon-class, or GeForce video card.
Click here for Mac Universal Binary (24.5 MB, disk image)
  • Windows 2000 or greater
  • DirectX7-capable video card (Radeon, GeForce, most Intel)
  • 1 GHz processor or better

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”.

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