Dragon Magazine

Issue #131

"Alamaze is a treat. Speaking as a game designer, it's one of the finest designs I've seen. I like it and recommend it to experienced gamers."

White Wolf Magazine

Issue #11

"Alamaze is possibly the finest play by mail game in existence. It is certainly the most innovative design since the first PBM game emerged... It should be tried by anyone who considers himself a real gamer."

Paper Mayhem Magazine

Issue #19

"Alamaze has all the strategy, intrigue, fear and paranoia that makes a great game. It's a great value."

Origins Game of the Year
Origins Game of the Year

Flagship Magazine

Issue #11

"Alamaze is one of the finest PBM games on the market, today. It is fast paced and exciting. It is full of all the action, intrigue and role-playing any player could ask for."

Paper Mayhem Magazine

Issue #28

"Among the many innovations in Alamaze is the truly fantastic magic system, unequaled anywhere in PBM. Not only does the magic system fit in with the entire game system hand-in-hand, it also shows the depth and massive amounts of designing and programming time spent lavishly in this game."

The Fantasy Kingdoms of Alamaze


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Alamaze is the multi-award winning fantasy war game set in the fantastic realm of Alamaze, considered by consensus to be the greatest PBEM strategy game ever.  Magic is often paramount, but players must also wisely utilize their military, economic, political and covert resources in order to see their kingdom prosper.


The Fantasy Kingdoms of Alamaze are widely varied along multiple lines: military composition, magical power and limits, political clout, strength of economy and covert resources. Kingdoms include traditional fantasy powers such as the Elves, Dark Elves, Dwarves, and also the Warlock, Sorcerer and Witch King, along with several unique kingdoms such as the Ancient Ones, the Demon Princes, the Red and Black Dragons and the Underworld.  Each has different strengths and weaknesses, and secret objectives that change game to game.


Character development is important. Military leaders gain rank through experience as do spellcasters. The comprehensive magic system includes more than 100 spells that can be researched, increasing the power of your spell casters. There also are more than 60 magical artifacts, to be taken from monstrous guardians in their lairs. Spells vary by kingdom. Other unique and important game concepts include The High Council, Skeletons in the Closet, Regional Control, and Unusual Encounters where monstrous guardians must be overcome and powerful artifacts may be discovered.


The Fantasy Kingdoms of Alamaze is a turn based, multi-player campaign styled game where each campaign will provide enjoyment for months.  The game is episodic as about 20 commands will be given per turn by each player and resolved simultaneously.  Players have up to three days between turns to consider their actions and implement their strategy in the grand tradition of text based PBEM gaming that Alamaze helped define.


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Alamaze 3rd Cycle: The Choosing is the breakthrough advancement of Alamaze to the new world: new map, new kingdoms, new commands, spells, artifacts, kingdom traits and abilities, sea power and additional intrigue actions.


Meet the Necromancer, the Illusionist, the Amazons, the Lizard King, the Nomads, the Pirates, Atlantians, Great Druid, Halflings, The Tyrant, the Sacred Order and the Cimmerians.


These are in addition to 12 continuing 2nd Cycle kingdoms, so a total of 24 in play.  Each of 12 players selects a kingdom, so with 24 available, there are over 1000 possible combinations in any one game.


Lots of new spells and artifacts, A major design introduction has been Kingdom Traits, with over 20 cultural traits such as Oratory, Military Tradition, Devout, Cunning, Industrious.  These combined with traits defining magical prowess and military adeptness in each terrain.


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