The Game screen of Art of War has several elements that you should familiarise yourself with before you play. Firstly, the Game screen (like many other screen on Art of War) is divided into two sections - the top navigation menu, and the display area.
When you go into the Game screen, you will notice a new menu category appear, called "Game .#", where # is the game number. See below:
In the Game Menu, you can find a number of options available. These are:
- Start Turn - Allows you to start your turn. Only available if you are playing in the game and it is your turn.
End Turn - Allows you to end your turn. Only available if you are playing in the game and you have started your turn.
Game Info - Displays the Game Info popup, showing various aspects of information about the game.
View Log - Displays the Game Log popup, where you can see what has happened in the game so far, and where you can chat with other players.
Refresh - Refreshes the Game screen with the latest state of the Game.
The display area shows the Map, along with the Territories, which Empires currently occupy those Territories, and how many Troops are in the Territory. The map is "drag and drop", so if it is too large for the screen, just hold down the mouse button while you drag the map around. If you are on a touchscreen device, you can hold your finger on the map and move it around.
If it is your turn, you can start your turn by navigating to the Game Menu option Start Turn, or you can click the "Start Turn" button on the popup that appears when you enter the Game. Once you have started your turn, you can begin moving pieces are the board, attacking enemies, and various other actions. To do this, click on a Territory, and a list of options will appear...
- Annex Territory - Allows you to annex (bribe/purchase) an adjacent neutral Territory
Attack Ally Territory - Allows you to attack an adjacent teammate's Territory
Attack Enemy Territory - Allows you to attack other player's adjacent Territories
Close Menu - Closes the menu
Deploy Troops - Deploys Troops to the Territory
Move Troops - Move Troops from one Territory to an adjacent Territory
Territory Information - Displays information on the current Territory
Transfer Asset to Ally (not yet available)
Transfer Card to Ally (not yet available)
Transfer Currency to Ally - Transfers Currency from your Empire to an adjacent teammate's Empire
Transfer Territory to Ally - Transfers the Territory to an adjacent teammate's Empire
Transfer Troop(s) to Ally - Transfers Troops from the Territory to an adjacent teammate's Territory
Once you have finished everything you'd like to do in your turn, you can end your turn by navigating to the Game Menu option End Turn.