“Clash of Candidates 2016” is a classic dots and boxes-style board game with a presidential theme, where players pick one candidate to play as and try to stave off their opponent. Available now for both Android and iOS, the game is simple to play but requires deep strategic thinking in order to win.
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NEW YORK (March 23, 2016) —“Clash of Candidates 2016,” a new mobile game by LumEnrich Inc. that has just launched on iOS on March 22, lets players support their favorite presidential candidate by piloting the candidate to victory in a classic dots and boxes game.
Players can choose to play as Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders or Ted Cruz and beat their opponents by drawing straight lines between dots. The player who draws the line that encloses a 4-dot square wins that space, and his or her candidate of choice controls that space. At the end of the game, the candidate with the most completed boxes wins.
“We’re a small mobile game studio, and aren’t affiliated with any political party or candidate,” LumEnrich Inc. CEO Audrey Chen said. “We wanted to make a light-hearted game that holds a player’s interest, and with the 2016 Presidential election in the news right now, a presidential-themed take on classic mobile board games seemed like a fun idea.”
The game seems simple, but like the best board games, requires deep strategic thinking. Players can choose to match up their favorite candidate—Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders, for example—against another candidate. One wrong move can send a player from winning to losing, Chen said.
“We chose this style of game because, like in a presidential campaign it requires strategic thinking to be successful. It isn’t easy,” she said, “each box is like a US state and you have to capture the majority in order to win.”
Chen said the company’s plans for the game’s future include a multi-player mode, so supporters of one candidate can challenge supporters of another in order to prove their superiority.
The game is available for download on App Store here:
The game is already available for Android devices on the Google Play Store: