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James Bruce (Founder), London

As an internet entrepreneur with a passion for WordPress, I created this site back in 2010 after realising the iPad was going to huge for board gaming. I’m also a full time writer and the developer for MakeUseOf.com, a leading technology website that caters to all levels of users. I have three eBook guides published at MakeUseOf which you can download:  iPad, a magical and revolutionary guide,  Setup Your Blog with WordPress, The Ultimate Guide, and Monetize Your Blog, as well as over 300 published articles and tutorials.


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Keith D, Edinburgh

Has played games since games were first invented on every format ever, but now mainly plays them on the iPad (largely due to time constraints).
Lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Freelance digital consultant and photographer.
www.torchlightdigital.com
www.fourtheye.co.uk


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Has Avalon Hill, Steve Jackson, and Atari to blame for games taking over his life. He is an avid journalist and enthusiast of games in all mediums. He was a regular contributor to the podcast magazine We Talk Games, and his written work has appeared in GamePro, MacAddict (now Mac|Life), and Fanboy Planet, among others. He also accidentally helped found an Internet community for enthusiasts of the better-than-it-had-any-right-to-be mass market board game Star Wars Epic Duels. Rich is also a designer of offline board and card games. Questions or comments are welcome at pizorproduction [at] gmail.com.

29 comments
Sortvind
Sortvind

amazing site, my go to site for finding the best ios games.

thank you!

Johnd2442
Johnd2442

Thank you for this great website. I will be looking at it often! I just realized how many great games are available on the iPad and your site is one way I've figured that out.

TimMensch
TimMensch

Is there a reason the front page of your site doesn't work on Windows? I tried Firefox, Chrome, and IE, and I can't click on ANY of the games to read more about them.

It does work from my Android phone; I'm guessing you're looking for "touch" events, but not "click" events? Some people do research on iOS/Android games from their desktops; might want to fix that.

Pistol
Pistol

Hello, I just wanted to say I think the site is a fantastic idea, but it is always out of date. You guys should really hire someone who has the time to do the basic research to keep things top notch. Ask for donations to run things.

sr_davis
sr_davis

I have been a follower of your site for over a year.  I love board games.  Around 3 years ago I bought icompareapps .com, .net and .org. If you would like to talk please contact me.

rickert
rickert

I have recently gotten an ipad2 but I have been doing game stories for the newspaper where I work for 20 years. I would welcome the chance to do some reviews here and to do a story for the newspaper where I work (Anderson, IN) about your site, Let me know. I put the website in my signup.

BlackFire1929
BlackFire1929

Hi there, for a longer time now, when I go to tour main page, the number of comments are not visible. I think it has something to do ith changing your way of posting comments. I can click on every article and see all the comments, but sometimes it's more convienient to just see on the front page, if there are any new comments. I have this problem on many devices of mine and with all browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Explorer). Thanks ahead.

Lullebroek
Lullebroek

Hello, what a great site! Compliments. I look at it every day! I have a question about Hacienda HD. When do you think it will be published. I am still waiting but there is nothing released yet. I hope you can get an answer I hope you can reply my message.

Emma Mackenzie
Emma Mackenzie

Hi there, My name is Emma Mackenzie. I am a media student at UNSW in Sydney and me and my group are currently writing an article about the digitisation of board games and their effect on the popularity of physical board games. It has been recommended to us that we try and talk to Angelus Morningstar about his reviews, so I was wondering if this would be possible within the next week? If so, we are happy to meet up, or arrange or a phone interview, or email you a list of questions - whichever is easiest for you. I couldn't find contact details on this website, so that's why I am leaving a comment. If you could email me back at [edit: removed email to prevent spam] that would be much appreciated! Thank you for your time, Kind regards, Emma Mackenzie.

Nick
Nick

Angelus, saw your comment from early May over on Hacienda HD site (cube your mind or something like that) asking where the heck is the game. Beta stopped in March, site not updated since March...why not just delete them from Upcoming Games as i think they've dried up and blown away.

Richard
Richard

Love the site, but why have you not reviewed Scotland Yard?. It's. Great conversion of a great board game.

Marcin
Marcin

Great and very usefull site, thanks for keeping it so interesting. I have just scanned the list of board games to come for iPad and it is impressive. I just hope that iPad, being great platform for boadgamers, will not kill the real board games. Playin wit AI is nice, but playing with friends over the huge paper board is so much nicer. Just a suggestion: - some games have free (lite) version, so one can test it before buying the full version (it worked for me in case of Neuroshima Hex). Consider inserting info about lite version in the top (summary) of the review. Regard/

Troy
Troy

Just found your site. LOVE it. One quick suggestion: in your "Multiplayer" section for each game, it would be wonderfully helpful if you could indicate whether or not the online play was asynchronous.

Withnail
Withnail

This turned out to be confusion on my part. Apologies!

Jeff
Jeff

Great website. With my new iPad board games with competent AI was one of my first things I went to purchase. Love Puerto Rico and I'm looking forward to a bunch of the other games that are coming. Thanks for the review.

Withnail
Withnail

OK, I'll try posting something again. Thanks for the reply.

Withnail
Withnail

Hi I posted a comment about the Tutorial in Tigris & Euphrates, on the page for the review of the game. In fact I posted it twice by mistake. But it never appeared. Can you please tell me why? I can't see any email address on the site to contact you ... but please feel free to email me back rather than post this comment.

MATHIEU
MATHIEU

hello i have a question regarding extensions of Carcassonne I bought both extensions for my I-pad. Unfortunately, impossible to use it on another device, as ipod touch ! how can i get it on my iOS device without paying it twice ? thanks for your help

Angelus Morningstar
Angelus Morningstar

Scotland Yard has been reviewed, and it's sitting in the publication schedule.

Angelus Morningstar
Angelus Morningstar

In the interview I did with Days of Wonder, they have said that the release of their iPad games has actually increased the sale of their physical games.

James Bruce
James Bruce

Great suggestion, I've asked the reviewers to do as such so should start seeing it in the future.

Withnail
Withnail

Hmmm. When I look at the game review now, it doesn't say as much about the Tutorial as I remember. So the comment I tried to post doesn't really apply any more. Curious indeed ...

James Bruce
James Bruce

Sorry Withnail, I don't see your comments there, and not in the spam box either. Curious...

Angelus Morningstar
Angelus Morningstar

The developers would have to release it as a universal app, which they have not. It's something you should take up with the developers.

James Bruce
James Bruce

It is universal. Mathieu, you should be able to install on your ipod touch too.