Quadrel is an excellent puzzle game that you can play either against the computer or against a human opponent. It’s a game that you won’t really have any trouble learning, but it will be extremely hard to beat!
The goal of the game is very simple!
You have four pots with aquarelle colors in them and you need to empty them. Beside each pot you’ll see the number of drops you have in them. To empty them, you need to paint the shapes on the main screen (each shape uses one drop – regardless of its size). Naturally there is a catch to it! No touching shapes may be of the same color. So if the computer paints a shape yellow, you can’t color the shape next to it yellow (but if only corners of the shapes and not the sides are touching, than it’s OK).
You will also notice, that you won’t have the same number of drops of each color and the opponent will have different number of drops as well, so a little hint, get rid of the color you got the most the fastest, otherwise all the available shapes might get filled up.
The game can end either with you winning, loosing or a stalemate. The game is over when the time runs out, or when one or none of the players can place another drop. So in order to win, you must make sure the computer will not be able to place another drop into another shape (which is far easier said then done). For that you will need to make different combination of different colors.
The game features 3 graphical modes (I suggest you use VGA graphics) and it’s in either French or English. It is fully mouse operated, so controls shouldn’t be a problem. In order to start playing, press on the top part of the screen (and a pull down menu will appear).
Enjoy the game and make sure, your brains don’t have a meltdown from too much playtime of this brainteaser!
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