Posts Tagged board game

Stratosphere: Multiplayer Defense Review

Stratosphere: Multiplayer Defense Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Grab a friend and play this tower defense game together on the iPad, or work hard to defeat over 60 missions in single player mode and climb the Game Center leaderboard.

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Stratego Review

Stratego Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
The classic board game makes its way onto iOS with gusto. Just be sure to give the unbalanced single player side of things a wide berth.

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Smallworld Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
No Disney ride jokes here, just a fantastic iOS port of a great strategy board game.

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Fruit vs Robot Review

Fruit vs Robot Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Get ready to compete for a little bit of everything in this multiplayer dust-up.

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App Update: Catan Updates With New Cities & Knights Expansion

Posted by on August 28th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

The venerable (and fun!) board game translation, Catan, gets a new expansion, available for $X.XX as an in-app purchase.

The Cities and Knights expansion introduces various new gameplay mechanics that add even more variety to Catan. Invest new trade goods in city improvements to build one of the three metropolises of Catan – but beware of the barbarians attracted by Catan’s new wealth! You’ll need your best knights to fend them off! C&K contains a short campaign and 7 challenging maps.

San Juan Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
The card game variant of big box board game Puerto Rico outshines its big brother in many respects.

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GoSum Review

GoSum Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
GoSum is an addicting board game puzzler that is like Scrabble but with numbers.

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Outmaneuver Review

Outmaneuver Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Use intuition, strategy, and clever tricks to outmaneuver online opponents in this turn-based game.

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Reiner Knizia’s Kingdoms Review

Reiner Knizia’s Kingdoms Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's not the easiest Knizia game to get into, but it's probably one of the most worthwhile.

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Roman Backgammon Review

Roman Backgammon Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
A fine conversion of a classic board game.

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OLO game Review

OLO game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
OLO game is a beautifully designed and addictive multiplayer game that requires both skill and strategy to outmaneuver your opponent.

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Zombie Quest – Mastermind the hexes! Review

Zombie Quest – Mastermind the hexes! Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Fight terrible monstrosities with terrible monstrosities in this adaptation of a classic board game.

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Neuroshima Hex Online Multiplayer Review

Neuroshima Hex Online Multiplayer Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
A significant update to the popular iOS port of an equally popular sci-fi strategy board game brings online multiplayer.

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Scotland Yard Review

Scotland Yard Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Whether avoiding detectives or tracking a master criminal, Scotland Yard makes for a good time.

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The board game of Monopoly is an impressive 112 years old. That means plenty of time for multiple different varieties of the game. Vying away from the likes of Simpsons, Lord of The Rings and World Cup soccer editions, now there’s a new and technologically advanced variety in the form of Monopoly zAPPed.

Monopoly zAPPed relies upon special credit cards that can be scanned with an iOS device. Keeping up with the 21st century focus on using plastic rather than cash to spend, these devices automatically transfer funds between players’ accounts once swiped. A selection of mini games also stem from the app which can help players escape jail and jail fines.

It all makes for a fun twist on the traditional Monopoly experience and is bound to keep fans happy.

The app is available now and is free to download. Although, bear in mind that the Monopoly zAPPed board game is required to use it fully.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2012-05-11 :: Category: Games

Bored of Words with Friends? Maybe it’s time to try something a little different such as MindFeud.

MindFeud is a game in which players must lay a number of tiles down in the correct formation so that there are no duplicates and they each match with the nearest tile in some way, such as all blue tiles together or all circles in the same row. It’s easy to learn but as with many board games, it’s challenging to master.

MindFeud offers a single player mode through the robot opponent AI called ADAMA, as well as the ability to play against friends or strangers through the social features available. Real time chat has been included to make this side of play more compelling.

It’s simple yet addictive fun regardless of who you play against. Even better, it’s free to play and an universal app for added convenience.

MindFeud is out now.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-04-02 :: Category: Games

Titan HD Review

Titan HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Titan HD is the iPad version of a fantasy board game with chess-like elements made in the 80s.

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Backgammon Masters Review

Backgammon Masters Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Backgammon Masters is a faithful recreation of the classic board game. It improves upon the original game by offering variants and a lot of match-making options.

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EA Launches Monopoly Hotels

EA has unveiled a brand new twist on an old classic with the release of Monopoly Hotels. The game takes the familiar red plastic buildings of the game and turns them into living, breathing things as players work to build and manage their very own five-star resorts. Players are tasked with not only building hotels, but maintaining and upgrading them with aquariums, movie theaters, bowling alleys and more. Truly exceptional hotel managers will find VIP guests like Mr. Potato Head and other famous Hasbro figures checking into rooms.

Monopoly Hotels is free to download, with in-app gold purchases available to help players quickly grow their innkeeping empire. As with most games of this type, the speed at which you succeed is largely dependent on how much real-life cash you’re willing to fork over in order to get the upgrades you want right now. Still, this seems like a pretty cool way for Monopoly fans to experience the game in a fun new way.

FREE!
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-02-16 :: Category: Games

Caylus Review

Caylus Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Caylus has all the trappings of a deep iOS board game, assuming complexity isn't a problem.

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I make no secret of the fact that I am seriously addicted to Ticket to Ride on iOS. Of all the designer board games currently rushing to the App Store, none is as polished in presentation and gameplay as TtR. Unbelievably, the translation from analogue to digital is seamless.

Yet, something has been missing from the iPhone version of the game, Ticket to Ride Pocket.

Until now, that is.

Version 1.1 has just be released to the App Store and it contains what many fans (including me) have been waiting for: Multi Mode. Is Multi Mode true online play or something more akin to Words With Friends-style asynchronous play? From my experience, the answer is both.

Multi Mode is designed primarily to be played in asynchronous mode, with players taking turns at their whim over the course of hours, days, or even weeks. However, my experience has shown that many online players prefer to simply play their game online in real time, and Multi Mode easily accommodates that choice. So, it’s the best of both worlds: head-to-head play when time permits, and asynchronous play for when it doesn’t.

In fact, the straight-up multiplayer version of the game is preferable, as turns in Ticket to Ride can be very short indeed. While I don’t want to imply that there are no strategic choices to be made in the game (quite the opposite, actually), the time it takes to play a turn is miniscule compared to a turn in Scrabble or Words with Friends. Asynchronous play is a welcome addition, but you may find yourself playing more than one game in real time.

If you’ve never heard of Ticket to Ride (gasp!) or never played TtR Pocket, I urge you to take a moment and read our glowing review of the game when it was released. Then, take the plunge and start building your railroad empire. I’ll meet you online. My Gamecenter user name is Skinnerbox. Challenge me to a game anytime!

$1.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-11-16 :: Category: Games

1001 Ultimate Mahjong Review

1001 Ultimate Mahjong Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Mahjong solitaire fun and tons of it!

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Glitch Tank Review

Glitch Tank Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Blast opponents into pixelated oblivion in this frantic strategy board game.

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Janryumon Review

Janryumon Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
An accurate conversion of the classic Chinese gambling game but one that will intimidate newbies.

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Assassin’s Creed Recollection Review

Assassin’s Creed Recollection Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
A different take on the Assassin's Creed style, being part board game part card game, but it's an ideal mix for fans.

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Despite all the grandeur of increasingly impressive graphics and in-depth storylines, sometimes all anyone wants is an addictive and testing logic game. That game could well be LinkDots.

Based upon an Ancient Egyptian puzzle and the Pharaohs’ pre-occupation with geometry, LinkDots is all about placing dots in the right place. It sounds and looks a lot like Tic Tac Toe or even Connect Four. There’s a lot more to it, however, and players will find themselves swiftly tested by the three different difficulty levels, or against their own friends thanks to the four player multiplayer. Players must think quickly while also working out the best move to succeed. It’s a great challenge.

For those looking for a new logic game to test the grey matter, LinkDots looks set to be an ideal game to play. It’s available now for the iPhone priced at $0.99 or for the same price for the iPad.

Check out the gameplay video below to see what’s involved.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-10-22 :: Category: Games

$0.99
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2011-10-21 :: Category: Games

Trivial Pursuit Master Edition Review

Trivial Pursuit Master Edition Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
A fine conversion of the classic trivia board game.

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Elder Sign: Omens Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
A group of brave men and women confront the mind-bending horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos in this tabletop adaptation.

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Megacity HD Review

Megacity HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Megacity HD manages to combine random tile-placing board games and city building with surprising success.

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Ahh Ludo, a game that I suspect we’ve all played at some point while growing up. Once it might have been the most exciting board game ever, then the years go by and we all realise that it was simply because we were young and easily pleased.

It turns out that there are other variants on the concept too such as the Middle Eastern game Barjees, which has just made its way to the App Store.

Barjees is a 2 player game where each player has 4 pieces and must move all their pieces across the board from start to finish. Rather than using dice to determine the moves, Barjees uses cowry shells instead. Traditonally the game is also played on a cloth board.

While there’s no cloth to be seen here, the iOS adaptation sets out to bring the traditional feel of the game to the device. And you know what? It’s just as fun as Ludo was all those years ago.

Barjees is out now for all iOS devices and is priced at $2.99.

$1.99
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-05-09 :: Category: Games

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