Game du Jour is a "One Deal a Day" website for casual PC games. Every day of the week, GameDuJour.com sells one downloadable game at a steep discount.
Every week Blogcritics Magazine will bring you a look of those games, so you know what to expect when the featured game gets its 24 hours in the spotlight.
We aim to publish reviews at least one day before the game goes on sale at GameDuJour.com, so please check back regularly. But we will admit, as much as we love casual games here at Blogcritics, we won't be able to get to every title.
This Week's Deals
5/21/2007 ChessGenius — 60% discount
5/22/2007 Brickette — 50% discount
5/23/2007 The Strategist — 50% discount
5/24/2007 Crazzy Eggs — 50% discount
5/25/2007 Shoop — 60% discount
5/26/2007 Bubble Frenzy Remix — 50% discount
5/27/2007 Mr. Smoozles Goes Nutso — 50% discount
Richard Lang's ChessGenius programs have a long history of being the strongest in the world. They have won Computer Chess World Championships 10 times.
Perhaps ChessGenius's greatest achievement came in August 1994 when it shocked the Chess World and became the first program ever to beat a World Champion (Gary Kasparov) at a non-blitz time level. ChessGenius also knocked GM Nikolic out of the same tournament, achieving an astounding 2795 ELO rating - all on a mere 100 Mhz Pentium PC!
Push, match, and remove sets of blocks. Your goal is to remove all blocks while never leaving single blocks behind. Featuring multiple modes (including hectic fights against the clock in arcade mode and relaxing play in thinker mode) Brickette offers hours of fun for both beginners and advanced players alike.
Writer: Brian Szabelski
The Strategist is a slight twist on a style of game play we’ve seen before. Those familiar with Risk or the popular online game Dice Wars will be able to quickly understand the basic concept to the game: conquer surrounding regions to increase the number of troops you receive each turn, build a force, and defeat the opposing armies. The unique twist in this case comes from the fact that each force has a strategist, and by defeating the strategist at any point, victory is achieved.