TripleA is an open source Axis and Allies boardgame remake for the PC. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux systems and requires Java to run.
If you never came into contact with the game before let me explain what it is. TripleA is Risk on steroids, more or less. In TripleA, you select a nation of World War II that you want to play which is different from Risk where you are starting all over the map.
Each nation, Germany, Japan, USA, UK and Russia for instance and depending on the scenario that you play, starts with its own set of territories, troops and industry production.
When you look at the available units, you immediately notice the great variety of them. You have land, air and sea units at your disposal, tanks, submarines and fighter jets for instance so that it is usually important to go into battle with a mix of different unit types.
Each turn you perform the following tasks in order:
You can play the game locally against friends or computer opponents, or online against Internet players. What makes the game engine special is that you can download many maps for the game that you can use to play different scenarios that do not necessarily have to be WWII related. While you get lots of scenarios that are, that may begin the war at a different date for instance, you also get scenarios that play in the first World War or in the Napoleonic era.
If you like the Axis and Allies boardgame, or like to play war games on the computer, then TripleA is definitely a game that you should not miss. It is more versatile than Risk or Warlight and more than one hundred scenarios ensure that it won't get boring any time soon.
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