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Strike it rich in OIL, out now on the App Store

Posted by Luke Frater on April 5th, 2018
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If you’ve ever had aspirations of becoming an oil tycoon, digital board game OIL might help you make that dream a reality. Set during America’s early 1900s oil boom, you’ll be mining for oil while fighting off the competition in the Wild West. It’s certainly not for the faint of heart, but if you persevere, you could come out the other side the king of your own oil empire.

OIL veers away from your typical resource management board game, instead more closely resembling Battleship. Players begin mining for oil on a shared board, meaning you’ll have to keep your opponent from growing their prospects while you keep the oil flowing to fill your own coffers. OIL’s world is heavily inspired by the grim Oscar-winning drama There Will Be Blood, raising the stakes and giving the game a bit of a darker spin.

You can play OIL against an AI or with your friends, with no need for internet. The game progresses across 18 different levels. Gameplay can get pretty intense, but OIL’s soothing soundtrack and pleasing minimalistic visuals lends the game an excellent balance.

The digital oil boom starts now. You can find OIL on iOS and tvOS today.

Farmers Rejoice! Agricola is On Sale for a Limited Time

Posted by Jessica Fisher on May 7th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: FARMING FUN :: Read Review »

Agricola, Playdek's port of the popular farming board game (popular in the board game world, anyway), is on sale right now.

Blokus Returns to the App Store

Posted by Jeff Scott on January 23rd, 2014

Originally released by Gameloft in 2010, Blokus disappeared from the App Store last year. Turns out Gameloft no longer holds the license for the game by Mattel, but a company by the name of Magmic now does. This new version supports single player and online multiplayer. Available now in a $1.99 paid Universal version and a free version supported by ads.

Talisman: Prologue HD Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Chris Kirby on May 1st, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: WHETS THE APPETITE
It's pretty, and it will certainly conjure memories, but Talisman: Prologue is only an appetizer - not the main course.
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Smallworld Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Rob Rich on January 15th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: DECLINE LIKE A CHAMP
No Disney ride jokes here, just a fantastic iOS port of a great strategy board game.
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Fruit vs Robot Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on September 12th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GO
Get ready to compete for a little bit of everything in this multiplayer dust-up.
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San Juan Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Chris Kirby on August 13th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: WORTH THE JOURNEY
The card game variant of big box board game Puerto Rico outshines its big brother in many respects.
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Zombie Quest - Mastermind the hexes! Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on June 19th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: GOOBLE GOBBLE ONE OF US
Fight terrible monstrosities with terrible monstrosities in this adaptation of a classic board game.
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Pictureka! Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Chris Kirby on December 8th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: LOUD AND PROUD
The game is fair, but the presentation is terrific - if you can stand all of the noise.
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Journey of Fortune: Dragon's Fire for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on November 29th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: DUNGEON! RETURNS
Dragon's Fire is visually compelling, but the gameplay is strictly old-school.
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Blokus HD for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on July 13th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SAME AS IT EVER WAS
Why couldn't this have been a universal app? There's only one additional feature, and it should already be in the iPhone version.
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Dominion HD In-Depth Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on June 28th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: WORTH THE RISK
Dominion HD is the best Risk clone currently available for the iPad. Be warned - you'll get addicted.
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iGoMoku HD Pro Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Chris Kirby on June 13th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SIMPLY MIND-BENDING
You might not get blown away by its visuals or sounds, but the varying levels of AI will keep you more than occupied otherwise.
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Ludo Board Game for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on June 11th, 2010
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: POP-A-MUNDANE
If you're looking for a clone of Sorry or Trouble to play with your kids on the iPad, this might do the trick - just don't expect to be wowed.
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Maxi Dice for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Chris Kirby on June 8th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: EXPENSIVE YAHTZEE
If you just can't wait for Hasbro to release a Yahtzee game for the iPad, Maxi Dice is an option, though more expensive than it should be.
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