Long Overdue: iOS Board Games Releases and Updates

Published on January 21, 2013
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This is the first update in a number of months. This is largely because I have been juggling three jobs at once and it’s consuming vast quantities of my time. In any event, there is a lot of ground work to cover since November and so this will likely be a pretty big news post.

Releases

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Fluxx

A little while back, Looney Labs brought out their port of Fluxx. If you like games that are incredibly random and variable, this might be the way to go for you. With a computer in the background keeping track of all the rules in play, it might help streamline the game. James reviewed Fluxx here.

 

stoneage logo Long Overdue: iOS Board Games Releases and Updates ipad screenshot

Stone Age

Mid-December, there was a release for the iPhone port for Stone Age. Those of you enjoying your iPad gameplay will no doubt find the resolution incredibly grainy, however the game is functional and is otherwise well developed.

 

solforge logo Long Overdue: iOS Board Games Releases and Updates ipad screenshotSolforge

A few months ago, we advised about a kickstarter for this game, and now it’s been released on the iTunes Store. Having played a few rounds of it, it provides all your typical tropes of a game somewhat in the same genre as Magic: the Gathering. It has its own twists, and one that is probably more practical in the digital environment than physically, so your enjoyment of this game might be a case of personal preference.

pa logo Long Overdue: iOS Board Games Releases and Updates ipad screenshot Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil

Possibly two of the kings of the internet, Gabe and Tycho of Penny Arcade have released their own game on the iOS platform. They have this handy-dandy video clip to explain what’s inside:

Introducing Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil for iOS from Playdek and Cryptozoic Entertainment! This digital deck-building card game featuring classic Penny Arcade characters from the popular web comic, lets the player engage as Gabe, Tycho, or one of their dauntless allies in an epic battle against Evil! Your path is beset by foes like Dark Tycho, the infamous and infectious cauldron of disease PAX Pox and other Evils that stand in your way of becoming the Master Gamer! With 3 modes of play to choose from; play online with full asynchronous support, play locally against other would be masters, or AI opponents, the descent into madness that is Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil brings rabid rapture to the iOS.

Expansions

carcassonne logo Long Overdue: iOS Board Games Releases and Updates ipad screenshotCarcassonne: Traders & Builders

One of the perennial favourites of the iOS gaming platform is Carcassonne, and most of you will already be aware of their update bringing to the game the expansion Traders and Builders. That’s three expansions down, about ten more to go!

Previews

Eclipse

This game is finally imminent, and Big Daddy’s Creations would like you to preview this game with some of the game in progress, highlighting exploration, combat, and colonisation.

Space Hulk

Space Hulk is making its way to iOS, with intentions of having cross-platform multiplayer; 12-mission solo campaign based; and multiplayer co-op against AI; not to mention a level editor.

Updates

Magic square Long Overdue: iOS Board Games Releases and Updates ipad screenshotMagic 2013 – Deck Pack 3

This update brings two more decks for both Campaign and Multiplayer: the Rogues’ Gallery deck, blue and black, using a combination of stealth and countermagic; as well as the Mana Mystery deck that uses all five colours.

 

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Battle of the Bulge Updated

Battle of the Bulge saw a major update bringing in Game Center achievements, as well as bug and AI fixes.

 

Kairn square Long Overdue: iOS Board Games Releases and Updates ipad screenshotKairn

This version of Kairn brought into play asynchronous multiplayer via Game Center and some zooming functionality.

 

ra logo Long Overdue: iOS Board Games Releases and Updates ipad screenshotRa
Certainly an update that has been promised and that has been waited for a long period of time is Ra’s: finally getting rid of OpenFeint and giving the game access to Game Center, and providing the much-demanded multiplayer. There is also an array of fixes to bugs and performance, even though the mult bug fixes.

Review By: Angelus Morningstar

Completed a Masters of Jurisprudence at University of Sydney. I am an activist, dramaturge, and instigator of strange mind experiments. I’m a storyteller, and I mostly tell stories about people. These aren’t always stories you’ll find written down, they can be stories told over a coffee, told by firelight, told through art act and lifestyle. Of course, we all tell stories. We love our little fictions, lies and dreams – I just like to embellish a bit more than most. My current project of substantial size is called Eidolon. It can be found here: http://www.eidolon.me
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Ooo! I can't wait for Eclipse. Thanks for the update!