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The iPhone Gets its Own Pocket-Sized Galaxy Trucker

Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 22nd, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Galaxy Trucker Pocket, by Czech Games Edition, is a mini version of the iPad version of Galaxy Trucker, which is itself a port of the popular board game.

You can play solo against various AIs in the campaign mode, or with up to three other players in pass-and-play or real-time online games. Galaxy Trucker Pocket lets you build your space ship (from sewer pipes), make deliveries, and fight off raiders. The game has 81 achievements and 12 different AI personalities for solo play to always keep you on your toes.

You can download Galaxy Trucker Pocket for $2.99 now, and the iPad version is still available for $7.99.

The Witcher Adventure Game Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Jennifer Allen on December 8th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: INVOLVING BUT FLAWED
A digital adaptation of the tabletop game of the same name, The Witcher Adventure Game is good but has a critical flaw.
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iM Detective Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on November 19th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CLUE-DUNNIT
Figure out whodunnit in this mystery board game that's been heavily influenced by Clue.
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New Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night Announced, Original Game on Sale for a Limited Time

Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 18th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: I’M ATTACKING THE DARKNESS! :: Read Review »

The Chainsaw wielding card game, Chainsaw Warrior by GameTheNews.net, is coming back in Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night. The new game will have  an upgraded combat system, new weapons, upgrades, powers, equipment, zones, and unique mini bosses.

Steve Martin, the game’s designer at Auroch Digital says: “Chainsaw Warrior will always be, at its heart, a board game. It’s important to us that people who played the original can jump right in and feel at home, but at the same time we want to use this opportunity to build on the challenge and add in some tricks that the digital format opens up for us.”

To celebrate the upcoming release of this new installment, the original Chainsaw Warrior, which was based on the 1987 classic from Games Workshop, is going on sale for 50% off today.

You can download Chainsaw Warrior for $1.99 on the App Store and Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night will be out later this winter.

Card Dungeon, the Semi-Board Game Roguelike, Has Been Renovated

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 31st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DUNGEON OF CARDS :: Read Review »

Card Dungeon, by Playtap Games, has gotten a major overhaul that adds new features and fixes some old bugs.

Playtap has increased the speed of game play by shrinking the max room size and allowing Crusaders to move faster across the map when there are no monsters lurking nearby. Card Dungeon now also saves your game for you after every turn, making it easier to pick up and put down when you need to.

Last but not least, when you beat the boss on each level the dungeon will begin to collapse. You must race to the exit before time runs out.

You can download the newly-updated Card Dungeon for $3.99 on the App Store.

1st & Goal Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Andrew Fisher on October 30th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FOR THE D&D LOVING QB
1st & Goal is a board gamer's football game, a football fan's board game, and well worth a look.
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Card Dungeon Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Brittany Vincent on October 2nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DUNGEON OF CARDS
Card Dungeon is a delightful riff on the hackneyed roguelike genre.
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Talisman Has Gone Universal - Can Now be Played on the iPhone

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 19th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: A CLASSIC CLASH :: Read Review »

Talisman, by Nomad Games, is a great way to play a classic board game - and now with the new update, iPhone users can also enjoy the adventure.

The update also includes a lot of upgrades and bug fixes, such as the addition of two new characters - the Black Witch and Apprentice Mage - and Nomad Games has improved the movement animation of all the pieces. They've also made it easier to create, join, and pause an online game so you can spend less time connecting and more time having fun.

You can download Talisman for $6.99 on the App Store.

Upcoming Digital Board Game SettleForge is Headed to iOS

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 12th, 2014

SettleForge is a single-player board game where players take on the role of the king as they try to reinvigorate their country's economy. In puzzle game fashion, players must place hexagonal tiles with different buildings on them, but you must keep in mind building regulations and economical dependencies to find the best locations. Will your nation prosper. Will your subjects rejoice? That is for you to decide.

SettleForge supports DICE+, a digital game controller meant to simulate rolling a die. It hooks up via Bluetooth and uses motion detectors to know what you've rolled. You can pick up a DICE+ controller on their website for $39.99

While there is no official release date as of yet, you can follow their updates on the SettleForge Facebook page.

The Manhattan Project Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Andrew Fisher on September 2nd, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: ROCKET SCIENCE
The Manhattan Project offers a great Euro-style gameplay experience, but it is totally unwelcoming to new players
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Golem Arcana Board Game and Accompanying App Available Now

Posted by Ellis Spice on August 15th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Golem Arcana, the point-based army-building board game from Harebrained Schemes - and its accompanying app - are now both available. The app will allow users to connect to the game's figures, board, and cards via a Bluetooth-powered stylus - with a tap on the pieces or the board from the stylus sending information to the app.

The board game challenges players to assemble an army and take on the enemy with their combination of attributes and special actions. The story behind everything begins with the rise and fall of the Great Khan, with the ensuring chaos causing tribes and clans to rise up and take back their sovereignty and empires to reclaim their lost territory and honor. Now the heirs of the Khan are battling to take control of the Gudanna Dominion.

The app manages all the math for the player, meaning players do not have to memorize a complex ruleset. The app will also download new scenarios and will tally the results of every game into the overall conflict, with major developments triggered by the collective results of the players.

The Golem Arcana app is available on the App Store now as a free download, and the board game is $79.99.

Don an Apron and Check Out Fish Cook the Board Game

Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 8th, 2014

Fish Cook, the economic strategy game by James Ernest of Cheapass Games, is now being digitized for iOS/Android cross-platform play.

The game pits french chefs in 1909 against each other in a race to see who can become the Master Chef - of cooking fish. Players will be cooking delicious fish delights, earning money, and gaining prestige, but they must be careful how they spend their assets. Fish Cook will support the Cat Duo Jovios Controller to allow people to play the game with their friends using everyone's iPhones, along with an iPad as a stand in board (of sorts).

Fish Cook is on Kickstarter at the moment, and the estimated completion will be early next year.

Blood Bowl Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Rob Thomas on August 8th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: BLOODY MESSY
Blood Bowl fans, rejoice! Your favorite fantasy bloodsport is now portable, thanks to iPad. But a huge caveat emptor is in effect for the uninitiated.
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Chainsaw Warrior Goes on Sale & There's a Chance to Win a Copy of the Original Board Game

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 29th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: I’M ATTACKING THE DARKNESS! :: Read Review »

Editor's Choice winning board game adaptation, Chainsaw Warrior, is currently on sale for a mere $1.99 and it's for a very good reason.

Players are being given the opportunity to enter a competition to win a rare and original copy of the 1980s board game of the same name, plus the expansion cards from White Dwarf issue 88. It's quite the special piece of gaming history for fans of the game, both young and old.

All you have to do to win a copy is to record a play session and submit a video link to the developers at [email protected], and the best submitted run-through of the game will win the prize. It's as simple as that! The developers promise that they'll be marking on score, style, and aggression, and are excited to see how you defeat the Darkness.

Entries need to be submitted by August 17 to be considered, so get cracking.

Do you not have a copy of Chainsaw Warrior? Simply, snag it from the App Store while it's on sale for $1.99 and enjoy!

Hunted Cow Studios and Victory Point Games Announce Partnership

Posted by Tre Lawrence on July 14th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Hunted Cow Studios has just announced a new partnership with board game publisher Victory Point Games. The new partnership looks to bring digital versions of Victory Point games to iOS.

VPG co-founder Alan Emrich is looking forward to the pairing. "Victory Point Games is a boardgame publisher staffed by many digital game developers,” he says. “That’s why we’re so glad to have found our kindred spirits in the digital game publishing industry who ‘get’ manual-to-digital game translations. We’re very excited to be working together with a great publisher, our new friends at Hunted Cow Studios.”

Hunted Cow marketing chief Craig Withers mentions some of the titles that should be out in the near future. “Everyone at Hunted Cow is incredibly excited to help bring Victory Point Games to a larger audience. At the moment, the first titles we expect to release are the solitaire games Astra Titanus, Dawn of the Zeds, Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp and Legions of Darkness. The opportunity to work directly with a company of their quality doesn’t come along every day, and we look forward to showing our fans what we can accomplish together.”

The new digital versions should arrive soon; Hunted Cow will also be partnering with other studios, such as Hex War Ltd and Criss Cross Games Ltd.