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TripleA for Windows

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Key Details of TripleA

  • Play a turn based strategy game and board game, with single player and online multiplayer
  • Last updated on 09/09/20
  • There have been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Strategic board games let players test their generalship in wars of conquest. TripleA is a free, open-source, Java-based pack containing several strategy games with single-player, multiplayer, and online modes, with more available online. Players manage vast armies of men and weapons, including ships, planes, tanks, and transports, supplies, and other resources. Rolling virtual dice simulates the random element in battle, but different values for various elements mean that strategy trumps chance, at least for skillful generals.

TripleA downloads and installs normally but requires the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) to open, but that's free, too, and easy to install. TripleA's plain start-up screen let us start a new game, but we could also choose another game, load a saved game, start local and online game sessions, download games and maps, and configure game options from this same central point. Clicking Choose a Game let us choose from Big World: 1942, the default game; the classic Capture the Flag; Great War, a WWI game; and Minimap, a quick two-player game. We opted to refight World War II and clicked Play and then Start Local Game. The setup let us choose which armies to play by selecting Human from a list that also offered two AI opponents, E.Z. Fodder and Moore N. Able, to manage the other allied and enemy armies. Selecting Human for all armies lets you play against yourself, while selecting an AI opponent lets the game initiate attacks. Big World: 1942 opened with an interactive global map board with tabs for History, Stats, and Territory. If you've played Risk, you know the basic premise of TripleA's games, which involve moving armies, engaging in battle (rolling the dice), and amassing more pieces to conquer more territory. Instead of dice and a cup, TripleA's pop-up dice-rolling screen contains information about your move, resources, and status. We could even calculate the odds of a battle succeeding, based on the amassed forces.

Why fight your own battles when you can fight someone else's, like, say, Napoleon's? Strategic board games like TripleA offer a level of complexity and detail that is reminiscent of the real thing, but they can also be as simple as a duel. TripleA is an excellent portal to a world of historical and fantasy scenarios ranging from the Roman Empire to WWII to zombie hordes and J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth.

What's new in version 2.2

Movement incorrectly disallowed into certain territories on WaW.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
September 9, 2020
Latest update
September 9, 2020
Version
2.2
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 7
Additional Requirements
Java 11
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
11,820
Downloads Last Week
3

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User Reviews

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Developer's Description

Play a turn based strategy game and board game, with single player and online multiplayer.

TripleA is a turn based strategy game and board game. Supports single player vs AI, hot-seat, Play by Email, and a hosted online lobby. TripleA comes with multiple games and over 100 games can be downloaded from the user community. TripleA comes with, by default, just 4 maps: Big World, Great War, Capture the Flag, and Minimap. TripleA games involve various scenarios between world powers depicted on maps of varying size and complexity. Many maps for individual games are historical, being primarily based on relative strength and position of world powers leading up to the Second World War. A minority of games are more fantasy oriented or based on non historical scenarios.

Recreate World War 2 with the Axis pushing through to Moscow and Japan devouring the Pacific, or recreate Napoleon's march across Europe, or Rome defeating the Carthaginian Empire, or even Sauron conquering Middle Earth, or Zombies taking over America. If you have ever played a game where you push little plastic or virtual pieces around, roll dice, conquer the lands of your enemy, and produce new pieces to conquer with, Then you will be able to jump right into TripleA

Features include game modes team play, free for all, 1v1, single player vs. AI, and hot-seat mode, multiplayer using Play By Email (pbem), multiplayer via direct connect and LAN, and multiplayer using a free online lobby. Game can save at any moment, player disconnect generate a save game, view game history at any moment, edit mode to add and delete units, change money, change territory ownership, and even move pieces around, different skins for the user interface, zoom out on maps and can change the size of the units, and in-game chat.