Chess and Checkers fused in new mobile app Fertang
- By: CM Boots-Faubert
- Posted 1st May 2012
Fertang, which fuses the popular games of chess and checkers, but with a twist, is poised to be released beginning May 1, 2012, via the App Store and iTunes for iPhones, iPads, iPods, Google Play for the Android, Amazon.com for Kindle Fire and on BarnesandNoble.com for the Nook Color for $1.99 per download on all devices except for Android's, which is running a promotion for only .99 cents per download for a limited time.
Fertang's innovative blending of the games of chess and checkers, is said to be as easy to learn and simple to play as checkers, but can be as strategically challenging as the game of chess.
The game pieces of Fertang (square, triangle and circle) are shaped to indicate the direction that the piece can travel. If you have a square piece it can only move in a square direction, if you have a triangle it can only move diagonally and if you have a circle it can move in any direction.
With game play, each piece can move only one square until an opponent's piece is captured. If a single piece of an opponent's is captured, a player would then move their piece up to two squares at a time in the direction governed by its shape. If a players' two-piece is then captured by their opponent with a single piece, then that piece may move up to three squares in a single move and so on.
The objective of the game is for a player to make three towers of at least five pieces before their opponent. As an added twist, once a piece reaches at least five pieces high, it remains on the same square on the board and you have to play around it. The Fertang board includes four "super tactical" squares. A player is allowed to move their own piece occupying a tactical square by any number of squares across the board, as long as it moves in its shape's appointed direction. For more rules on game play visit: http://andersongames.com
After the May 1, 2012 launch of the Fertang mobile game app, Anderson Games plans to release a network interactive version by the end of the year. Fertang, the physical board game, is also in production. In addition, Anderson Games plans to release in the coming months another game app of their puzzle called The Anderson Diamond, a tangram shaped like a diamond with 12 pieces and over 300 different solutions.
For more information about Anderson Games and their family of games visit: www.andersongames.com.
Fertang Game App Download Links:
Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andersongames.fertang#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDIxMiwiY29tLmFuZGVyc29uZ2FtZXMuZmVydGFuZyJd