In turn-based strategy games, you assemble resources, build armies, and lead your troops in battle against your opponents. In fantasy-turn based games, you do all that, but you can also use magical fireballs and lightning bolts to smite your opponents, and also raise magical creatures like dragons and elves to fill the ranks of your armies.
“The Battle For Wesnoth” is a free turn-based strategy game available for Windows, Mac, and almost all Linux platforms. A volunteer-supported project, the game has been around since 2003. I’ve played it from time to time since 2006 or so, and “Wesnoth” has improved immensely in that time. The current incarnation of “The Battle For Wesnoth” is smooth, polished, and quite enjoyable to play.
And best of all, “Wesnoth” is both free and simple to install on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak. To install “Wesnoth”, simply go to a Terminal prompt and type this command:
sudo apt-get install wesnoth
Put in your password to authenticate, and apt will download and install Wesnoth. The combined files are about 500 megs in size, so it might take some time. After the installation is complete, you can launch “Battle” by going to the Dash, searching for “Wesnoth”, and clicking on the Battle for Wesnoth icon.
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