With freeware games graphical and audio demands can t be too high, still Modern Art may attract you with its complicated (maybe overcomplicated) rules. You act as a broker on the market of paintings, and amass money by buying low and selling high. Unfortunately, you are very limited in the range of possible actions. The gameplay of Modern Art resembles Preference game and some old board games where you had to buy and sell something in turns with other players. This may be a matter of taste, but we got bored with the game already after reading the first paragraph of voluminous readme file, where the rules are explained. We couldn't remember them after reading more, and unsuccessfully tried to understand everything by just jumping in the game. We suppose most gamers will have the same story. The game design is obviously out of date, though it must have a variety of strategic options like any cards game. Modern Art game does not impress, you just face some rudimentary graphics, unfriendly interface, and a Talmud of overcomplicated rules you hardly have desire to learn. Still, we hope that patient gamers and undemanding fans of the genre will overcome the feelings we described and enjoy the trading possibilities that lie therein.
What's new in version 1.0
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedApril 20, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Modern art is a game of strategy that is based around putting paintings from your hand up for auction, buying paintings from other players in auctions, and selling paintings bought in auctions back to the bank for a profit. This freeware game was based on the board game by Reiner Knizia.