/ GAMES / Pawnbarian / Similar Games
/ Search Database Or Try Advanced Search
Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Pawnbarian and have found the following:
Pawnbarian is a puzzle game where you attack enemies in a dungeon based on chess moves. You build a deck of different pieces and use them in battles
Unfortunately, Pawnbarian is not available on Mac, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One or Xbox X|S. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:
Release Date: 24/09/2021
Out Now: Android, PC and iOS
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Genres: Battle, Strategy (Brain Game, Fighting, Puzzle and Traversal)
Accessibility: 28 features
Components: 2D Overhead, Board and Grid
Developer: j 4 nw (@_j4nw)
Costs: Purchase cost
Here are our hand-picked short list of similar games; the perfect thing to play next if you enjoyed Pawnbarian. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Pawnbarian.
Release Date: 15/11/2023
Out Now: PC
Components: 2D Overhead and 2D Side-On
Checkmate Showdown is a strategic fighting game where you move your pieces on a chess board and then use them in fights to try and take off enemy pieces. You use fists, kicks, and weapons to defeat opponents in combat, and the winning piece gets to stay...
Release Date: 05/10/2021
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Chezzle is similar to chess, but here you only have one piece that changes to whatever you take. It features a relaxing soundscape and encouraging messages, and allows you to get the grips of the rules of chess at your own pace while also creating a...
Release Date: 15/11/2020, updated in 2021
Not Chess is a puzzle game similar to Chess, but you only have one piece, which morphs into whatever piece you take. It's a simple way of getting to grips with some of the basic rules of chess in a low-pressure, single-player environment, while also...
Release Date: 10/09/2001, updated in 2023
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GBA, Switch, Wii and Wii U
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead and Grid
Advance Wars is a classic turn-based strategy game re-released as Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp on Nintendo Switch. You take charge of an army in strategic, turn-based combat. With land, air, and naval units across the battlefield, you work to take...
Release Date: 27/02/2018, updated in 2020
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Stadia, Switch and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead, Grid, Hand-Made and Pixels
Into the Breach is a fantasy turn-based battle. It's set in a future where humanity fights an army of giant monsters. You control mechs equipped with a variety of weapons and armour in carefully coordinated actions played out on super-small tile-based...
Release Date: 01/02/2019
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon and Grid
Wargroove is a fantasy war game, similar to Advanced Wars from the Gameboy era, where players take turns in a variety of battles. Computer-controlled and human opponents compete to achieve objectives and be the last player remaining.
Here are our hand-picked long list of similar games; the perfect thing to play next if you enjoyed Pawnbarian. We don't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Pawnbarian.
Release Date: 16/11/2015, updated in 2016
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, PS Vita, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Wii U
Components: 2D Side-On, Hand-Made and Pixels
Steamworld Heist is a platform shooting game where steam-powered robots fight for space supremacy. It sounds like the script for a 1950s B-movie but as in those matinee hits, the point here isn’t realism but interesting characters. Like the related...
Release Date: 01/12/2009, updated in 2011
Out Now: DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Components: 2D Side-On, Grid and Pixels
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is a strategic battle puzzle where you position units to form patterns that determine how they behave. The play combines the simple matching of Candy Crush with the complex strategy of Advance Wars or Fire Emblem. It...
Release Date: 21/09/2021
Chessplosion is an action, puzzle game where you drop chess pieces on a board to trigger bombs in the shape of their related chess moves. Your aim is to use the different pieces (and bomb attacks) to trap opponents like Bomberman. No prior chess...
Release Date: 08/11/2023
Out Now: PC and Switch
Components: 2D Overhead, Cards and Pixels
Cobalt Core is a tactical battle game where you build a deck of cards to give orders and help your (doomed) crew battle enemies. Play involves picking characters for each encounter, to influence your attacks and cards and then choosing which to use each...
Out Now: PC and Xbox One
Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made
Potion Craft is a puzzle adventure game where you create potions in an ancient looking workshop to send you bottle around the map. You combine ingredients, fire and water to move your bottle along the map to the target location and brew a potion to help...
Release Date: 31/10/2018, updated in 2018
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead, Blocks and Grid
Bad North is a stylised strategy fighting game. You control an army defending an island and must train and develop your forces efficiently. The simple visuals and knife-edge Viking combat along with the jeopardy of losing precious troops make this a lot...
Release Date: 01/01/1994, updated in 2017
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person
XCOM is a science fiction strategic battle game where you control units to stop an alien invasion. The long-running series has come in many forms, but always has in common the finely tuned turn-based ground combat where you control a squad of soldiers...
Release Date: 18/09/2017, updated in 2019
Out Now: Android and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead, Cards, Grid and Weather
Stormbound Kingdom Wars is a strategic battle game combining Chess and Clash Of Clans gameplay. You build an army by earning cards for different units, defences and abilities. These have to be carefully chosen to do well in...
Release Date: 25/10/2020
Out Now: Mac and PC
Components: 2D Overhead, Grid, Hand-Made and Open World
King Pins is a small real time strategy game where you command a small group of people to gather resources, build bases, farms and towers to defend yourself or attack the three other encampments. It's like Age of Empires but in miniature fashion...
Release Date: 01/12/2021
Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds
No Plan B is a tactical role-play game where you plan missions to neutralise various threats. Unusually, you don't directly control your team during the action. Instead, you plan orders for them ahead of time then watch as they execute your commands in...
Release Date: 20/04/1990, updated in 2023
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, Android, DS, GBA, GameCube, Switch, Wii, Wii U and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead, Cartoon, Day and Night and Grid
Fire Emblem Engage is a series of strategy games where you help an ensemble cast of characters fight off evil. You gather heroes, unlock weapons and special abilities to aid your fight in tactical turn-based combat. It's not just a tactics game though,...
Release Date: 18/04/2019
Out Now: Android, PC, PS4 and iOS
Auto Chess is a strategy game where you set up automated actions to gain a competitive advantage. As you play you purchase units that will battle for you, each unit has different attributes that can collaborate with other units. The goal ultimately is...
Release Date: 09/12/2022
Out Now: Android
1 Bit Survivor is an adventure survival game about driving your car across a country in the aftermath of an unstoppable virus. It stands out for its limited colours and simple-to-play hard-to-master playstyle. But really this is a game that's great...
Release Date: 02/08/2021, updated in 2022
Bomb Club is a puzzle game where you use an arsenal of whacky bombs to clear the board with a chain reaction. You place and trigger the bombs to ensure a single chain and complete the level. It's a novel combination of fun explosions and puzzle solving...
Release Date: 24/05/2022
Out Now: Mac, PC and Xbox One
Components: 2D Overhead, Cards, Grid and Hand-Made
Floppy Knights is an adventure where you battle enemies using cards and turn-based strategy. With your robot, Carlton, and a group of virtual knights, you must liberate your town from hostile invaders. It looks like Advance Wars but has a unique blend...
Release Date: 13/10/2016, updated in 2017
Out Now: Android, iOS and iPhone, iPad
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Text
Really Bad Chess is like chess, but with random pieces selected for each player. Try 8 Knights, 4 Bishops, and 3 pawns. Starting positions are also non-standard. It sounds like a bad idea (hence the name) but actually opens the imposing chess challenge...
Release Date: Coming soon
Coming Soon: PC
Tactical Breach Wizards is a small-scale, turn-based fighting and shooting game. You play a team of wizards in modern-day tactical gear, breaching and clearing rooms full of enemies with a combination of guns, abilities and spells.
Release Date: 12/01/2016, updated in 2020
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4 and Switch
Components: 2D Overhead, Dice and Grid
Tharsis is a tough strategy-simulation game where you must survive a doomed mission to Mars. You roll dice whose outcome can either help repair the ship or make things worse by injuring crew mates or causing further damage. The dice foreground the...
Release Date: 30/04/2015, updated in 2019
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Chroma Squad is a strategy game themed around the The Power Rangers TV show. Rather than the heroes, you play the stunt actors who quit the show to start their own Power Rangers-inspired series. Rather than kill enemies in the turn based encounters,...
Release Date: 01/09/2020
Fights in Tight Spaces is a turn based fighting game where you use your deck of cards to win combat battles in small rooms and other locations. As you progress you gain more cards and build a deck tailored to each battle.
Release Date: 11/02/2021
Knight's Retreat is a chess-themed puzzle game. It's not played on a chess board, but the pieces do move as they usually do. Rather than check-mate, your aim is to get your Knights back to their home squares in each level.
Coming Soon: Mac and PC
Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Pixels
Lueur and the Dim Settlers is a simple-looking strategy game where you create a thriving town and reclaim the land from darkness. You expand your settlement by selecting different tiles to meet the resources and people you need. The simple tile-choosing...
Release Date: 30/10/2019
Out Now: Apple TV, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS
Spaceland is a quick turn-based strategy game where you command sci-fi troopers to shoot, kick, blow up and destroy the enemy. It's a little like a game of chess as you equip and plan your missions, before carefully moving and attacking on your turn.
Release Date: 16/10/2020
Components: 2D Overhead, Grid and Hand-Made
After Midnight is a small puzzle-style role play game where you lead a team of animal medics to contain a virus outbreak in a hospital. It's a simple game that offers a window into the life of a health worker. Subsidised by the National Centre for...
Release Date: 03/04/2019
Bandapes is a turn based fighting game where you gather a team of fighting apes who fight using musical note combinations in a turn-based battles with other ape squads. It's a wacky and unusual combination of rhythm and turn taking battle simulation.
Release Date: 21/06/2020, updated in 2020
DungeonTop Spell Sword Cards is a dungeon-exploring adventure where you play cards to fight your way through the monster-infested levels to collect loot. As you play you collect Spells, Weapons and Unit cards to help your fight. Where it really comes to...
Release Date: 02/01/2021, updated in 2022
Out Now: PC and Web
Chessformer is a running and jumping game where you are trying to capture the king. The twist is that it's turn based and you move around obstacles using chess pieces that can only behave as they do in the game of chess.
Release Date: 01/03/2023
Components: 2D Overhead, Board, Grid, Hand-Made and Weather
Konkan Coast Pirate Solutions is a puzzle game where you guide pirate ships to do pirate-ship-type things. You play by placing instructions and interactive items in the path of the ships so that when you press play, they sail to their destination and...
Release Date: 20/01/2022
Components: 2D Side-On, Dice and Grid
Luckitown is a turn-based strategy game. You build a town around your castle to defend it from incoming enemies. You then roll dice and select combinations of results that allow you to buy and place defensive buildings while every turn the enemies move...
Release Date: 02/03/2018
Pit People is a tactical strategy game where you herd a menagerie of medieval soldiers to take on all manner of strange foes. Play is about moving your characters tactically so they can maximise their attacks while staying out of range of counters.
If Pawnbarian is not age appropriate for your child, here are similar games ordered by age rating so you can find an age-appropriate alternative that’s also a game they will love.
If you like the sound of Pawnbarian but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
Here are a selection of games with a similar theme to Pawnbarian:
These are our hand-picked alternatives to Pawnbarian. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Labyrinth. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
These are games of a similar genre mix to Pawnbarian. This includes games from the Puzzle, Battle, Strategy, Traversal, Brain Game and Fighting genres. We pick out games of a similar PEGI rating to further hone these generated suggestions.
If you like the sound of Pawnbarian but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features.
You can view a full breakdown in our Pawnbarian Accessibility Report.
In addition to the similar games listed above, which have been linked to this game specifically in the database, you may find games with a similar theme to Pawnbarian in the following lists: