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[Board Gaming] Digital board games thread

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:36 pm
by nutter45
Suburbia is another great iOS implementation to have a look at.

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:44 pm
by statto
Regarding the Agricola strategy, it seems to be a really polarising game. Most of the haters criticise it saying that the game plays you and you have to do a bit of everything. Meanwhile people like Rahdo make the claim that anyone who says that doesn't understand the game properly.

Agricola haters and casual players then seem to like Caverna a lot more, whereas hardcore Agricola players find Caverna a pale shadow of Agricola, which takes the subtlety of the cards away from the game.

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:00 pm
by Steve Jackson
Yardmaster, which I was cursing missing on Kickstarter earlier in the year, has had an iOS release for £2.49. I haven't picked it up yet so can't comment on it, but from what I've read it seems decent.

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:18 am
by Steve Jackson
So, I've just bitten the bullet and picked up Yardmaster despite the description being a little sparse and the fact that there are on ratings or reviews for it on the app store yet.

It has offline play for up to five players, a mix of human and easy or hard AI, or online play for just two sadly. I've just had one quick game against the AI on easy and it was quite fun, and the presentation is really good. It doesn't have a tutorial, just what seems to be a PDF copy of the manual from the tabletop version to flick through which was only small on my iPad Mini and practically impossible to read on my iPhone. I'd already I watched a run through on YouTube before hand though and had no problems understanding what was going on and winning comfortably. It's a nice, fast simple game that I can see me playing a fair bit, especially if they up the player limit for online play at some point.

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:26 am
by Steve Jackson
Has anyone else picked up Galaxy Trucker for the iPad? I haven't played the tabletop original, but this is one of the best digital board games I've played. It has a special launch price of £2.99 until next Sunday. Well worth picking up.

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:29 am
by Torf
Never heard of it!

Will take a look tho :)

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:38 am
by Steve Jackson
I've been aware of it for some time while not really not knowing a lot about it other than that it is quite highly rated. Looking at the entry for it on BGG it is supposed to take around an hour to play and seems to have a lot of components. Whilst I'll nearly always take a tabletop version of a game over a digital port, it does play a lot quicker on the iPad and obviously means you don't have to faff about with all those pieces.

Woah, it is also around £50 for the tabletop version too!

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:18 pm
by Wendelius
The tabletop version of Galaxy Trucker is awesome fun. I play it regularly with the kids, and the mad scramble to find the pieces is a big part of the fun. Competing with other people at the table also adds to the pressure and you end up with very strange ships. It's a tactile experience and I'm pretty sure the digital version would lose a lot in comparison. But good to hear it's a fun experience in its own right.

Wendelius

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:05 pm
by Steve Jackson
I don't know how long for, but the iOS port of Talisman is just 69p at the moment. It's a universal app too.

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:09 pm
by Joober
Sold! Love this game, thanks for the heads up :D

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:53 pm
by Torf
I've been playing a lot of Agricola on iOS recently. It's a great conversion and the solo series mode is fantastic for honing strategies and figuring out the better occupations and improvements. It's due a price drop soon (seems to be every three months or so). I'll shout again when it does.

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:30 pm
by Steve Jackson
Chainsaw Warrior for both iOS and Steam is half price until tomorrow evening.

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:43 pm
by nutter45
Not exactly a board game but I'm hopelessly addicted to Marvel Puzzle Quest at the moment :help:

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:50 am
by Torf
Agricola now down to £1.99 (from £4.99) on the appstore.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/agricola/id561521557?mt=8

Cracking conversion of a very deep game. The I and K deck cards are also reduced from £1.49 to 69p. These are more complex decks of occupation and improvement cards that expand the game substantially.

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:41 am
by Torf
Decent sale on of Codito's apps. Lots from Reiner Knizia on offer for 69p! Most/all are for both iphone and ios. The tutorials and adaptation from the board game are generally very good, so even if you haven't played the physical version of these, then they're definitely worth a look at this price.

Ra - Bidding / auction game

Le Havre - Similarities to Puerto Rico

Medici - Bidding / auction game

A Brief history of the world

Tigris & Euphrates - Deep strategy game

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:01 am
by nutter45
Thanks torf. I've got Le Havre and T&E but will give the others a go. Rude not to at that price :thumbs:

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:42 pm
by Torf
Talisman is down to 69p.

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:28 pm
by Torf
Caylus has dropped to £1.99

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:02 pm
by KeyserSoze
Thought you guys might be interested in Trouble with Robots. App and IAP is all free at the moment

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:22 am
by nutter45
Thanks , quite like that :thumbs: