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Spyglass Board Games

Spyglass Board Games Achievement Guide

Guide By: WarriorPriest13
There are 12 achievements with a total of 200 points.


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Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 3/10
-Offline: 7 (115 )
-Online: 5 (85 )
-Approximate amount of time to 200 : 45 minutes to an hour
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 12 Chess, 6 Mancala, 3 Reversi, 3 Checkers
-Number of missable achievements: 0
-Glitched achievements: 1, "Play 5"
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? None
-Does difficulty affect achievements? None

I gave this game a 3/10 because even if you do not know how to play the game, it is extremely easy to learn how to play. Mancala is hard. I will explain it in the abbreviated walkthrough.

There is one glitched achievement, but it only glitches for some and doesn't for others. The glitch is with the achievement "Play 5" where you have to play 5 online games. This achievement will either unlock on the 5th game or it will just never unlock, ever!

Introduction:
This game is a fun game. It is a collection of popular classic games. Chess, Mancala, Reversi, and Checkers. You are going to have to play 12 chess games, 11 for online and 1 for single player. 6 mancala, 5 online and 1 in single player. 3 reversi and checkers, both 2 for online and 1 for single player.

Abbreviated Walkthrough:
I am going to tell you the easiest way to win at these games.

Chess:

1a: While on the white side, move pawn 2e up 2 spaces.
1b: Now have the person on the black side move pawn a7 down 1 space.

2a: White now moves Queen to f2.
2b: Black moves pawn from a7 to a6.

3a: White moves bishop on f1 to c4.
3b: Black moves pawn from a6 to a5.

4a: White can either move bishop or queen to f7 for a checkmate.

Here are the rules.

Mancala:


The best I can explain it is try to get the stones on your opponents side. The more empty spots you have on your side, the better. If your final stone lands on a blank on your side, you get all the pieces in the opposite side, plus the stone you just left with and your turn continues. Your turn will also continue if your last piece lands in your bank.

Here are the rules.

Reversi:


Reversi is hard to explain, but I will try the best I can. The aim of the game is to have the most pieces on the board by the end of the game. To get the other players pieces you have to have a piece in the row or column your are trying to get and when you place your piece down, you get every piece from the piece you just put down to the next piece that is yours in the column/row.

Here are the rules.

Checkers:


Checkers is an easy game. To play this game, just get every one of your opponent's pieces off of the board. Just jump over them to get them off. Get one of your pieces to the other side of the board and it will turn into a king and it will be able to go in any direction.

Here are the rules.


Five Kings
This achievement is easy, you will also get "King Me!' in the process. While boosting this for online, just have the person you are boosting with let you get five kings on the board. If he declines this offer... which he should not, getting five kings in a single game is extremely easy since that is about the number of kings you need to win a game of checkers.

Four Corners
This one might be hard, but just think it out. Try not to get any of the pieces right next to the corner, no diagonal or vertical that touch the corners. The AI or boosting partner will move there and your chance will appear. This game shows which spots you can take so when this pops up take it right away. Win or loose, you will still get this achievement the second you get the 4th corner.

AI? Yeah, Right!
Just win at all four game types against the AI. You will also get "Player of Games".

Mancala Master
Just do as I said under how to play Mancala, count the pieces out and do the math. If you think carefully enough and take your time you can get this easily on the first game.

Game Swap
Do this in a player match, play all four game types.

Ranked Achievements
Just do as they say and follow the directions I gave for each game and they will be a breeze.

Conclusion:
If you are stuck on a game because you do not know what to do, read the rules links that I gave. This game is simple, and should not take to much of your time. It can be fun if you have played these games before. If you do not get "Play 5" then you are one of the unlucky people who will never be able to get it since there seems to be no patch coming anytime soon.
 
x360a would like to thank Evil Demon55 for this Road Map


Player of Games5
Play all four game types at least once each 

Just play all four games, there is no need to win. This can be done in single or multiplayer.

King Me!10
Get a king in Checkers 

Play checkers and get one of your pieces to the other side of the board to turn it into a King.

Play 55
Play online for 5 games (4) 

Play 5 games online. It can be any games but it is easy to get this one while you are getting 'Game Swap' achievement. Just play another game afterwards.

Game Swap5
Playing online, play at least one game of all four game types in the same session  

Set up a player match with a friend, then play a game. Then start another game and press to swap games. Play that one out then start the next game and press again. Rinse and repeat till you play all four games. If you have not already got it you will get the 'Player of Games' achievement while doing this one.

Mancala Master20
Win a game of Mancala with 27 pieces or more 

The best way to do this is with a friend over Live. It can be done in about 6 or seven turns, but may take some practice. All you have to do is plan your pieces where you do not send any pieces to their side if you can help it. Have them start from the left selecting the dishes in order. This will pile up the pieces on the end dishes. The most of the pieces will be moved to your side. When they have no more moves you will all the pieces on your side by default. Again this may take a few tries.

Four Corners30
Capture all four corners in any game of Reversi 

This one is best done with a friend. You must plan with your friend moves that will allow you to get a piece of your color in all four corners of the board.

Five Kings10
Play Checkers and in any game get five Kings 

Just play checkers and get 5 pieces to the other side to turn them into Kings. This is easier to do with a friend over Live in a player match.

Mancala Warrior20
Play online with a friend and win 2 Mancala games as white and 2 as black (3) 

Just as it says. Win two games as white. On the third game press pause. It will have an option to swap sides. Do so and it will start a new game with you playing black. Then just win two more games.

Winner Of Games30
Win a ranked match in all four game types (2) 

You have to win a game of each type in ranked matches. If you can get with a friend to do it great. Just remember you have to actually beat your friend for it to count. If you can't get a friend to find your ranked match, then practice and keep trying.

Chess Champ25
Play online and win 10 Chess games  

Win 10 Chess games online. This can be done in player matches.

AI? Yeah, Right!20
Beat the AI at all four games (1) 

Just win a game of all four types in single player. There is no shortcut to this. I will give a few pieces of advice though:


Checkers: If a piece is available to take, you have to take it. Keep this in mind as it works the same for the AI. Try to set it up to where you give it a piece, but you take two in return. Also try to have a back up to your pieces in the middle. I let the AI take the first piece and it was down hill for it from there.


Chess: There is a way to checkmate in 4 moves that worked on the AI. Move the pawn in front of the King. Then move the out the Queen and Bishop. You want them both lined up to the pawn in front of the bishop next to the king. On the fourth turn Take the pawn with the Queen. As long as the AI did not move pieces in the way of your pieces before you move or out of the way of the king you will have checkmate.


Mancala: Try to make it where the last piece you move either lands in the capture dish or on an empty dish next to a dish of the AI's with alot of pieces in it. Other than that practice.


Reversi: Practice. Keep in mind that the AI will always take the move that will give it the most number of pieces. Try to use this to your advantage. Also, avoid giving up edges and most certainly avoid giving up corners.

Overkill20
Win at Chess while taking every one of your opponent’s pieces except for the King 

This is easier to do with a friend over Live. Just take every piece before you checkmate the King.


 
 
 
Game Info
Publisher:
Microsoft
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Release:


Resolution: 720p
Players: 1-2
Online Players : 2
ESRB: Everyone
Collection:255
Wishlist:8
 
 
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