Play Ortus Arena and challenge your tactical skills

  • Play online against a friend or solo
  • Handy campaign to learn the rules
  • Challenges your tactical skills
  • Easy to learn, hard to master
  • more…

“Having Ortus on Steam is a great way to keep in touch and play with friends who by now live more than 500km away”

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Wamphyri (steamplayer)

Where to play Ortus

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When you enter the Ortus arena, you enter an inspiring game where strategists engage in intellectual battles against friends online or practice their skills against the AI. You are a cunning warlord, craving for intensive short mental combats and becoming the best.

While playing the game, you temporarily escape from the real world into a mystical oriental warlord era. The unique combination of game mechanisms, that are easy to learn but difficult to master, give you a unique game-experience within a 1vs1 turn based resource management setting.

Challenge your tactical skills and enter this strategy board game online!


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Play online against a friend or solo

Has you engaged with any friend in the world into intellectual battles. Or you play a solo game against the AI or within a campaign to practice your skills.

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Handy campaign to learn the rules

You learn the rules step by step while having an exciting journey with assignments. These are played in different game settings.

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Balanced duration and intensity

Gives you an intensive but short mental combat of 15 to 20 minutes. Let your brain burn!

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Challenges your tactical skills

Ortus is dynamic. It has endless tactical ways to play the game. Each match develops its own path of battle and is different than the previous one.

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Easy to learn, hard to master

Deep tactical mechanisms within accessible rules. You can start-up quickly with battling and will discover new cunning tactics along your journey

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Intertwined game-theme with gameplay

Your warriors move and attack with the spirit of the prime elements

What others say

“I guess I cannot recommend it enough if you’re looking for an awesome little combat game”

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Undead Viking

Ortus is a clever game that a lot of you are going to love”

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Pocket Tactics

“Ortus turned out to be a great chance find [on Spiel Essen], and even after the first game Nicole and I felt challenged to stay seated to have another go”

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I use Ortus in my logic courses, most of my students love it! (some of them less than so, especially when they keep losing 😀 )

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Gaetano (steamplayer)

“Ortus Arena is turn-based strategy game, like chess, but more complex than that! Chess + power management = Ortus Arena! But, even the gameplay is little bit complex, it’s still easy-to-understand.”

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Qepo (steamplayer)

“Having Ortus on Steam is a great way to keep in touch and play with friends who by now live more than 500km away”

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Wamphyri (steamplayer)

The story of Ortus

You and your friend fill the seats of two celebrated warriors. Both Lord now to one of the two ruling Houses and bitter rival of the only person you can call your equal: each other.

For decades your lives have been closely matched. Seemingly mirrored careers that through struggle and sacrifice have led you both to hold the highest considerable position of power and status.

Having challenged your lifelong rival to a stand off, you lead a band of handpicked warriors to the fabled arena of Ortus, The World’s Core.

Here lies the source of the first raging energies that fed the prime elements. It is here that the world found its origin and is teeming with raw energy. It is this energy you must harness and wield to your purpose.

Through your warriors you will strive to best your opponent. Deeply disciplined in one of the elements, each warrior takes in the surrounding energy and channels it to fuel their unique strengths. In this hour the balance of power will finally be upset.

Make it in your favor! Play Ortus strategy board game online here!