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."


January 2019

The new 4th Cycle scenario, Maelstrom, is now official and ready to play! This latest expansion offers the flexibility of choosing your kingdom's initial location on the map which grants a number of benefits based on the particular region (like awarding additional companion brigades that strengthen your military forces), new buildings and defensive fortifications to protect your kingdom, new customization options that allows players to personalize their favorite kingdoms, and much more. An exciting enhancement to the game that provides greater strategy and fun for the players!


July 2017:

Alamaze online system is further enhanced by automating new player accounts! This allows for improved customer service and ease of use. All new players who sign up will receive a Free Duel game!



April 2017

Alamaze game queue is now online! Players will be able to create their own games and sign up for others. The game queue offers over 2,800 different game possibilities and more is coming! Sign up for a single-player game or participate in a team-oriented game. There are plenty of options to choose from: different maps, random/fixed cities, short or long (pagan) style games, .etc. The game queue also handles 6 different drafting methods for a different type of gaming experience. Have fun!



January 2017

Alamaze was enhanced to offer Ready-enabled games! Players may now indicate that they are "ready" for the turn to be processed and ahead of the normal turn schedule. This results in a greater number of turns being played compared to a fixed-turn schedule. More turns per week equals more value for the money! Awesome enhancement!



March 2016

The first 3rd Cycle scenario, The Choosing, is now official and ready to play! This expansion has 24 different kingdoms to play on a new map. New spells, new military tactics, new artifacts, .etc. Great expansion to the game!


December, 2015:

Alamaze Starts 160th game in Resurgence, begins beta testing of exciting new Alamaze 3rd Cycle: The Choosing





April, 2014 marks the one year anniversary of the resurgence of Alamaze from its hiatus.  Some of the highlights of our first year include:

  • Over 60 new games started;
  • Over 10,000 posts by players on our forum;
  • Updated rules, kingdom setups, and turn results, all in attractive pdf files;
  • Games available in seven different formats including different levels of diplomacy, different numbers of players, and different numbers of active kingdoms;
  • An emphasis on benevolent mentoring of new players;
  • Dramatic reduction in fees over customary PBEM pricing via our various available Service Levels;
  • Metagame enhancements including Valhalla and Peer Commendations, where players recognize the contributions of their player collegues for Chancellor (mentoring), Iron Willed, and Infamous personas;
  • Introduction of our new Alamaze Resurgent map, improving aesthetics and changing strategy;
  • Introducing same-day processing and turn around, where when turns are due by noon, players get results back in their hands by about 3pm that day.


We are excited about all the improvements and the return of more than 100 players in our first year.  And we are just getting started. 

PBEM Prodigy Do Get Out!
PBEM Prodigy Do Get Out!

Daughter Caitlin at the World Cup game USA vs. Germany captured by The Daily News.