Art of War is a free multiplayer strategy game in the spirit of popular games like Risk, Axis and Allies, and Diplomacy.
You can play online against people from all over the globe, or against your friends and family.
Master the strategy of Art of War in singles games, or in massive multiplayer games.
Play on the world map, medieval Europe, or a range of other scenarios where strategy and risk are your key to victory.
To play, all you need to do is sign up for a free account, join some games, and then you pit your wits against other players in online games of war and strategy.
...or read the quickstart guide below...
How do I start playing?
First you must create an account on the site, and then you can start playing strategy games for free immediately!
Registration is completely free, and with your account you get to play up to 4 games at any time, for free forever.
Once you have registered you can also take part in the
request new features, and even make board games yourself by
creating your own projects
Finding and joining a game
There are two ways to find a game to play in. The first is to go to the
and find a recruiting game that is still taking recruits. Join a game that has few remaining spots available, and the game will start sooner!
If there aren't any recruiting games, or there are no games that appeal to you, why not
create your own game
and wait for others to join. Once you have found the game you want to play, choose your faciton and empire from the recruitment screen,
and you will then join the game, ready to test your strategy and skill against your opponents.
When does the game start?
The game starts once it has filled up with recruits. Smaller games tend to fill up faster, so if you want to try out your strategy against
other players sooner, then join games with 2-5 players for a rapid start. Once the game starts you will receive an email stating that the
game has commenced, and you will receive an email each time it is your turn telling you that it is time to play.
Playing the game
Playing the game is made easy by the simple point and click interface. The map can be dragged around if it does not fit on your screen.
Once you're reayd to take your turn, click the "Start Turn" option from the game menu, and away you go.
To make any moves in the game, click on the territory you want to make an action from, then choose your action - Attack, Move Troops, Deploy Troops, or any other of the rich variety of functions available.
When you're finished with your turn, click the "End Turn" option from the game menu, and the next player can start their turn.
Once you've eliminated all your opponents, you win the game, but watch out - your opponents are trying to win too, and they'll stop at nothing to win!