Basic Demo

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Basic Demo (Pre-Beta)
Designer: Steven
Type: Geographical
Countries: 42 (Medium)
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Since there are many game boards with different (and complex) rules hosted on Warfish, this sample board was designed to introduce beginners to how games are played on Warfish. Therefore it has a very basic rule set and barebones graphics to make learning how to play more straightforward. This page contains the instructions for how to play the Basic Demo board, so if you're new to Warfish you're in the right place.

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[edit] Rules/Instructions

The Basic Demo board uses turn-based play which means that each player takes a turn and then it is the next player's turn. Warfish will email you when it is your turn and email the next player after you complete your turn.

During your turn you will have the opportunity to perform these 4 actions in this order:

  1. Trade cards
  2. Place units
  3. Attack
  4. Transfer

At the end of your turn if you have captured one or more territories during that turn you will receive a card.

[edit] Trade cards

Generally you will not need to do this until the middle of the game since you start with zero cards and it will take you at least three turns to get enough cards to have a even have a chance of trading them. There are three "suits" of cards and a wild card. Cards are traded in sets of 3. In order to trade a card set you must have:

  • one card of each suit
  • three cards of one suit

To check your cards or trade at the beginning of your turn (or anytime during the Place Units stage of your turn) click on the Cards Tab. This will display all the cards you currently have as well as the number of armies you will get for trading in a set. Once you have traded your cards they go into the discard pile and your new armies are added to your reserves to be placed during your Place Units starge.

[edit] Place Units

Each turn you will receive units based on what territories you occupy at the beginning of your turn (and if you've traded any cards). You get 1 unit per 3 territories you own (min 3) plus any additional bonuses for any continents you own, these continent bonuses are indicated on the game board with the "+2" numbers in the black circles. For example, if you owned all 4 territories that comprise Australia you would receive an additional 2 units to place during your turn. For specific details on which continents you owned at the beginning of your turn you can refer to the Game History > Move Log.

You must place all the armies you have on the territories you own before proceeding to the next phase.

[edit] Attack

Now that you have placed all your units you can choose to try to attack your enemies and capture their territories. To do so click on one of your territories (it must have 2 or more armies in it) and then click on an adjacent enemy territory. You can select how many units you want to attack with (up to 3). In the Basic Demo, you must always leave at least 1 unit behind when attacking.

[edit] Capturing a territory

After a successful attack you are allowed a "Free Transfer" to move more armies from the country you attacked from. Remember that if you capture one or more territories during your turn you will be awarded a card at the end of your turn.

[edit] Eliminating Players

If you happen to capture a players last remaining territory he/she will be eliminated from the game. If he/she has any cards you will "capture" the cards and if you have 6 or more will be forced to trade them to reduce the number of cards in your hand. If eliminate the last other remaining player you win!

[edit] Transfer

Once you are done attacking you are allowed a single transfer or units from one of your territories to any adjacent territory that you also own. Then your turn is over (and you are awarded a card if you captured a territory during your Attack Stage).

[edit] Variations

There are a number of ways that Warfish users can customize the Basic Demo board. One indication that the game rules have been modified is the a red "[C]" located in the game table name. Also, check out the Game Mods that people have made that alter the rules in various ways.

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