HexWar bringing their World War 2 card game, Nuts!, to Steam next week

05 Feb 2016 0

HexWar first brought Decision Games'' card-based battler, Nuts!: The Battle of the Bulge, to digital back in early November. It''s always been a multiplatform game, releasing for iPadAndroid, and PC/Mac. Next week, however, they''re briging Nuts! to Steam. 

Nuts! is a wargame, but not your typical hex-and-counter kind. No, Nuts! does everything with a massive amount of cards that are played in a grid on your table, or in this case, your monitor. Let''s have Decision Games explain it to you:

NUTS!:The Battle of the Bulge is a card  game for two, three or four players recreating the famous World War II  battle (16-31 Dec. 1944) in which the German Army mounted a surprise attack on the thin U.S. forces deployed in the Ardennes region hoping to breakthrough to the English Channel and split the Allied forces. Each player controls either the  German or U.S. and British forces. The cards include combat cards representing the brigades, regiments, and battalions which fought in the battle... Each unit is rated for it''s strength in infantry, armor, artillery, and cohesion. Players move and fight with their combat cards to eliminate the  opponent''s cards and achieve or thwart a strategic breakthrough. Terrain cards represent the significant geography of the battle, such as Bastogne, Ellsborn Ridge, and the Meuse River, which served to hinder or speed the German attack. Event cards represent all the situations that arose during the battle and include events such as German commandos misdirecting traffic, mass surrenders and panics, air strikes, even Patton''s prayer for clear weather!

Players draw cards in each daily turn from their own decks, then play their cards as they see fit. Many cards can be played in the opponent''s turn so there is constant interaction. Each deck is complete, there are no cards to collect or trade. NUTS! comes in two 150-card sets (North & South). Each set is complete and can be played on its own, or the two sets can be played together...

HexWar''s digital version contains both 150 card decks, and includes both predefined and random setups. What does the Steam verson bring?

The new Steam edition has Steam achievements, trading cards and cloud saves and also a new ''game log'' so you can see all the actions in the game as well as dice rolls.

Watch for Nuts! Battle of the Bulge to release on Steam for PC/Mac next Friday, February 12.

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