Freeware Spotlight: Battle for Wesnoth

The Battle for Wesnoth is a freeware turn based strategy game available on Windows/Linux/MacOSX.  The game is set with a high fantasy theme and offers multiplayer in addition to the bundled single player campaigns.  There is also an abundance of player generated content, campaigns and custom maps available for download through the game client itself.

As this is a sprite based game without a lot of graphical features, it should run just fine on just about any hunk of junk computer you have laying around and makes for a perfect game to toss on an old laptop.

The game is surprisingly fun, as units will progress in level and class as one works through each scenario.  A certain level of trepidation is added to the mix as well since your hard earned units can bite the dust permanently if they fall in battle.  If you’re looking for a low-maintenance strategy game, The Battle for Wesnoth fits the bill and can provide hours of turn based goodness all at the low cost of absolutely nothing.  Give it a whirl here!

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