Price Drop: Maquis Board Game (Games)


Maquis Board Game 1.2

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 2.99 -> $ .99, Version: 1.2 (iTunes)

Description:

Engage the occupation of France in la petite guerre to throw off the yoke of the oppressors and free your homeland!

Maquis is a solitaire worker-placement game with variable goals. The player places his resistance agents on spaces around town to achieve his goals (blowing up trains, publishing underground newspapers, aiding spies etc.). At the same time collaborators and soldiers patrol the area. Agents who can’t make it back to the safe house at the end of the day are arrested, and never seen again.

You can choose from 9 missions to play using 6 levels of difficulty.

Original board game design: Jake Staines (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/23504/jake-staines)
Board game art: Ilya Baranovsky (http://ilya-b.deviantart.com/)
Extra missions: Nicolas Vanbelle
Music (app, app preview): "Bushwick Tarantella Loop" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/148729/maquis

App is created with permission from original game designer and graphic artist.

What’s New

Fixes and improvements

Maquis Board Game

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Price Drop: Backgammon HD – Play the Online Board Game! (Games)


Backgammon HD – Play the Online Board Game! 4.5.1

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 3.99 -> Free, Version: 4.5.1 (iTunes)

Description:

Play the #1 Backgammon on the App Store! Now with the best online Backgammon experience with background match-making and two ways to play online: Turn-based gameplay or live games via Game Center. Challenge your friends, play against random opponents, compete for leaderboard glory, and earn achievements.

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** Recommended by MacWorld as a Top Download for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad in their November 2010 issue.

** “Backgammon Premium is the crème-de-la-crème ‘gammon’” 9 out of 10 stars Appaddicts.com!

** Nominated for “best dice game of 2009 in the 2009 Best App Ever Awards hosted by bestappever.com!

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Backgammon is believed to have started in Persia, eventually finding its way to Britain with the Roman conquest in the 1st century and was played by Emperor Claudius who even had his carriage equipped with a playing board! It became such a gambling mania that it was declared illegal under the Republic.

Playing on the history of the game, there are 6 visually pleasing, rich board designs; Egyptian, Roman, Medieval, Victorian, Modern and Classic.

We also offer, out of the box, two classic game variations: “Old English” and Nackgammon. “Old English” is the most popular game variation in England. Nackgammon is a more challenging variation designed to add more creativity and skill to the game.

With integrated Bluetooth Peer-to-Peer support you can play with your friends over Bluetooth with no network required! You can also play against the computer in either Easy, Medium or Hard difficulties, or play with a friend on a single device.

Features:
– Two ways to play online: Turn-based or live with Game Center
– Background match-making: search for opponents while you play!
– Universal. Play on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad
– Single Player Games (with Easy, Medium, Hard or, soon, with our brand-new Expert player)
– Match support! Play to 3, 5, 9 or 15 points with Doubling. Matches use the Crawford Rule
– On the phone Multiplayer and Bluetooth peer to peer games
– Move-Assist, highlights available moves
– Unlimited “Undo” in single-player games
– Extensive game statistics

What’s New

Thanks for all your wonderful support! This update includes several bug fixes and adjustments to the Daily Challenges feature based on your feedback.

We appreciate every App Review, so keep them coming!

Backgammon HD – Play the Online Board Game!

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Price Drop: Mysterium: The Board Game (Games)


Mysterium: The Board Game 1.0.30

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 6.99 -> $ 2.99, Version: 1.0.30 (iTunes)

Description:

***SPRING INTO PLAY! Download Mysterium at special price from 20th to 26th of March.***

The official adaptation of the famous board game Mysterium!

*** IMore: "If you’ve played Mysterium, and like it, then this is a no-brainer. Get the game!" ***

*** Boardgamequest: "A solid digital translation of a great cooperative game. Bringing a social game to the digital world is never easy, but Mysterium does an admirable job at it".***

Mysterium is a cooperative deduction game set in the 1920s in which a ghost guides a group of psychics to uncover a murderer, as well as the weapon and location of the murder, using only visual clues. Choose your favorite way to play: take on the role of the ghost who gives others clues, or as one of the psychics trying to interpret "Vision Cards".

In this mobile version, you will find:
• A faithful adaptation of the original game with gorgeous graphics
• A game variant with or without clairvoyancy
• Additional cases and dream cards from expansions in the in-game shop
• A story mode to discover the background of each psychic
• Solo play with AI partners
• Multiplayer support up to 7 players using online (cross-platform: tablet / mobile / computer)
• Worldwide Leaderboards

Languages available: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish.

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Currently not supported devices (512Mb RAM or less)
– iPhone 4
– iPhone 4S
– iPad Mini 1
– iPad 2
– iPod

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What’s New

– Introduced new way to communicate with other Players: Telepathy! Refer to the in-game "How to Play" section for more details.
– Reworked and rebalanced inactivity detection.
– Ghost can assign and unassign vision cards with double tap/click.
– Exact time of message is now displayed in lobby chat.
– Minor UI adjustments.
– Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

Mysterium: The Board Game

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Price Drop: Pandemic: The Board Game (Games)


Pandemic: The Board Game 1.2.5

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 6.99 -> $ 2.99, Version: 1.2.5 (iTunes)

Description:

As skilled members of a disease-fighting team, you must keep four deadly diseases at bay while discovering their cures. Travel the world, treat infections, and find cures.
You must work as a team to succeed. The clock is ticking as outbreaks and epidemics fuel the spreading plagues. Can you find all four cures in time? The fate of humanity is in your hands!

Pandemic: The Board Game is a family-friendly cooperative game. Simple to understand and lots of fun, Pandemic: The Board Game puts you in an apocalyptic situation where you must work as a team to save the world.

*How to play
In Pandemic: The Board Game each player has a unique role with different abilities. On a turn, players will have four actions in order to cure diseases and save the world. They can remove disease cubes from the board; fly to a city in need; trade cards with fellow players; and much more.

At the end of every player’s turn, new cities are infected with disease cubes and Epidemics may arise. You must fight to prevent the outbreaks before they spin out of control.

In Pandemic: The Board Game, there is only one way to win: cure all four diseases before you run out of time!

An award-wining board game and player favorite since its release in 2008, Pandemic: The Board Game is now available as a Universal iOS app.

*Features
-7 role cards with unique abilities
-Supports games for 2, 3, or 4 players, but can be played solo if you play multiple roles
-Pass-and-play multiplayer (2-4)
-Three difficulty settings make the game suitable for beginners, intermediate players, and experts
-Fully guided interactive tutorial; plus “Info Mode” for in-game reminders of the rules
-Full rulebook included for easy access and detailed reference at all times
-Animated interface gives clear indication of the game’s progress and hotspots
-“Undo” system
-Adaptive soundtrack
-Complete implementation of the board game suitable for expert play
-Interface designed and tested for ease-of-use
-Supports landscape or portrait orientations (iPad only)
-Supports multitasking

*Expansions
-On the Brink expansion content available as in-app purchase
-6 new roles and 8 new events
-Play with 5 players
-Legendary difficulty setting for players with a deathwish
-2 events in player deck per player

*Comments?
We want to know what you think. Please send your feedback, ideas, and comments about the Pandemic: The Board Game app to: support@f2zdigitalmedia.com

*Find Pandemic: The Board Game on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/PandemicTheBoardGame

What’s New

– Fixed a bug with the app startup on iOS 10.0.1 or higher.

Pandemic: The Board Game

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Price Drop: SUBURBIA City Building Board Game (Games)


SUBURBIA City Building Board Game 1.2.2

Device: iOS iPad Only
Category: Games
Price: $ 2.99 -> $ .99, Version: 1.2.2 (iTunes)

Description:

"All in all, the app is pretty fantastic … a wonderful addition to anyone’s iPad." -Board Game Geek

"An accessible and interesting game, and we recommend it for budding strategists and architects alike." -Pocket Gamer

"Overall, Suburbia is pretty awesome. It plays well, looks good, has lasting replay value … There’s simply not much to complain about." -148Apps

Ted Alspach’s city-building board game is now on iPad! The winner of the prestigious 2013 Mensa Select Mind Games award challenges you to manage a growing metropolis. Choose your strategy carefully as you compete against multiple computer personalities, your friends, and players around the world. Or take on the Single Player Campaign, and travel to real-life cities, each with unique goals.

Build residential, commercial, civic, and industrial areas like stores, museums, airports, and of course suburbs. The market is always changing, so spend your cash wisely. Be careful not to grow too quickly, or you’ll lose both income and your reputation. Make the right moves to grow your population and you will emerge victorious!

• Two to four player Local Pass-and-Play games
• Six unique AI (computer) personalities
• Single Player Campaign
• Asynchronous turn-based Online Multiplayer through Game Center
• Interactive Tutorial
• Rule Book, Strategy Tips, Tile Reference, and Goal Reference
• English and German language tiles
• Over 50 different buildings
• Unlock Essen SPIEL Expansion tiles
• Supports all iPads running iOS 6 and higher

What’s New

• Added Game Convention Bonus Tiles Expansion
• Resolved issue where Waterfront Realty awarded extra cash when placing Investment Markers

SUBURBIA City Building Board Game

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Hands-on with Ortus, the digital multiplayer strategy board game

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the best person to speak with about board games – my knowledge just about stretches to Talisman, but it’s mostly lodged between Mouse Trap and KerPlunk.

But sometimes a game like Ortus comes along and it immediately catches my eye.

Ortus is interesting, because it’s not just a digital board game, it’s also a physical board game, and the two are being developed at the same time.

The game itself is like a cross between chess, a hyper-advanced checkers, and a Games Workshop release, making for very methodical and deliberate play that relies on tactical nuance and forward thinking from each player.

Check out the game being played in the video below…

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Price Drop: Reiner Knizia’s Razzia – The Mafia Board Game (Games)


Reiner Knizia's Razzia – The Mafia Board Game 1.1

Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $ 2.99 -> $ .99, Version: 1.1 (iTunes)

Description:

Set in the 1930’s gangster and Mafia world, prohibition, financial crisis, gambling, corruption, illegal goods, growth of organized crimes, anything illegal and outlawed is controlled by the Mafia families.

Players will lead their family as they fight each other for dominance. There is one goal. Earn as much money as possible before the police takes action. Be aware the police is often on the field – how much do you dare risk for the tempting rewards?

Razzia is a bidding card game. Each player represents the head of a crime family. Using your cheques, get as many cards symbolizing various interests for the Mafia as possible via the auction, and beware of the police who will try to thwart those plans by all means necessary.

A bidding game based on strategy and random events.
Razzia is a well known and loved title throughout the world, and this is the first touch screen device adaption of the classic game.

Featuring:
– Completely reimagined from the original game with new artwork.
– Game mode for single player (vs Human and AI).
– Multiplayer mode includes ranking of the best players.
– Achievements.
– An extensive tutorial introduces the game for new players. For the experts there is a short explanation to prepare for this new adaptation.

The game was developed in collaboration with Dr. Reiner Knizia, who approved the new solutions introduced in the game.

What’s New

Bugs Fix

Reiner Knizia's Razzia – The Mafia Board Game

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