There’s no way around it: Slay is a great game.
On the website you can download a demo…although the map available is actually one of the more difficult ones.
The AI’s respectable, but you should outclass fairly quickly. It presents the most problems in the chaotic opening. Even if you seem way behind after everyone consolidates territory, the computer plays the endgame poorly, and can be goaded into unfavorable situations.
The main challenge is in the map configurations; despite the roughly even hex count, difficulty varies widely.
I’d recommend changing the default color scheme, as some colors are too close together.
Secondly, there’s Minecraft. I’ll bet a few of you have already given this a shot. I’d be half-tempted to set up my own server and invite peeps to play if it were worth the money to have my own server.
You go around the world digging up cubes of materials, like stone and wood, combining them in various ways to get more and better stuff. (You can also beat up animals for their riches; cows give leather, etc.) In the beginning, you just have your fists. Once you have some basic materials, you play around with the crafting screen figuring out exactly what you can make with your stuff. Like picks, shovels, and axes to improve your cube-chopping ability.
During the day, you’re relatively safe, but at night baddies come out. So your first day will be spent creating a basic shelter to hide at night. Later, you’ll be able to create weapons and armor to help yourself, too.
It’s vaguely addicting, but don’t have so much free time to play around with it.
Click on the image for the larger size to check out a bit of my cave-home. Note this is with the “fancy” quality graphics option.