$10.00

iOS Board Games

Among the best things in life is playing printed games in person with family and close friends. When those are not convenient we like iOS Board Games. News, reviews, previews, and opinions about board gaming on iPhones, iPads, iPods and even Android devices. (iPhone board games, iPad board games, iPod board games, Android board games)

Archive for | iOS News

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [70]

Recommend
109 
 Thumb up
2.25
 tip
 Hide

App News: Gen Con Short Takes

David Neumann
United States
Whitefish Bay
Wisconsin
flag msg tools
In life you have to do a lot of things you don't f*cking want to do. Many times, that's what the f*ck life is... one vile f*cking task after another.
mbmbmbmbmb
App News



Gen Con 2015 Short Takes
Brad and I were lucky enough to attend Gen Con last weekend in lovely, and hot, Indianapolis. The show was incredible and we took a lot of great video footage, some of it incorporating my thumb going over the lens, of just about everything we saw. Of course, videos take a long time to edit and get in front of your eyeballs, so I thought it would be cool to just do a quick run down of what we saw and what you can expect to see more about in the coming week or so.

Everything below is coming directly from my memory, so if I can't remember something perfectly, I'll give you only what I can remember or skip it. Also, all pictures were taken with my phone while I was trying to record Brad with the video camera, so the quality on many of the shots might be a bit subpar. Heck, that's being a little too generous, some of them outright suck.

If you'd rather just wait for each video to arrive and don't want to be spoiled, don't continue reading. Leave now. Seriously. I'm going to begin...now.

Mayfair Games
Mayfair had but one thing to show us this year and it's a biggie. Steam is into beta now and Alex Yeager showed us a little bit of it on his iPad. Not just some screenshots, he played the game and it looked fantastic. It hews very close to the cardboard version not just visually, but in how you play. Lots more detail in the video on what we can expect when Steam lands later this year.



Greater Than Games (Dice Hate Me) / Handelabra Games
For everyone who was upset that the original release of Sentinels of the Multiverse only had pass-and-play multiplayer will be happy to know that online multiplayer is a thing now, and they had it up and running at the convention. No ETA on when it might land, but they have so many other big plans for 2015 that I can't imagine it not being soon. Expect two more mini expansions and two full expansions either before 2015 ends or shortly thereafter.

Oh, and the Handelabra guys were having more fun in their booth than just about anyone at the con.



Obsidian Entertainment / Paizo Publishing
Obsidian is one of those companies that we know a lot of you wanted news from, mainly for news on their port of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. First, however, we got an update on the upcoming expansion for their Infinity Engine-esque Pillars of Eternity. It looks great, and I can't wait to add more to Pillars, but there are a lot of details in the upcoming video that aren't in my head. We also have some footage of the expansion in action.

Now, on to the real meat. Obsidian was running a demonstration of PACG at the convention and it will definitely be one of the best looking board game port ever. Seriously, what they've managed to fit onto an iPad is amazing. We played it for a bit, as well, and the game seems like it will be a blast to play. They've added cutscenes to expand the storylines and added new art as well. While I really enjoy the cardboard version of PACG, the digital version was 3rd or 4th on my App Anticipation chart. It's moved up. It really looks like PACG is a perfect fit for digital. The video has a lot more info and actual gameplay, so keep an eye out for it.



Bezier Games, Inc.
We talked with prolific game designer Ted Alspach about the upcoming Castles of Mad King Ludwig and got a chance to see it in action. Looks really great, and the AI beats Ted somewhat regularly, too. I don't remember the multiplayer situation, but it will definitely have a single player campaign similar to that of Suburbia.

Lots more in the video for this one, including the game in motion.



Plaid Hat Games / Nazca Games
We met with Plaid Hat to see if they had any follow up to last year's announcement of a possible helper app for Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game. Well, it's not just possible, it's actually happening. The app will take the place of that stack of Crossroad cards on your table. The best part about the app is that it hides text and game mechanics until after the trigger happens or choices are made. This is going to make Dead of Winter feel even more like a storytelling game, which is going to be great. Also, the app is voiced by Eric Summerer, so now you can have your Crossroad cards read right to you.

Nazca also mentioned that they're working on a companion app for Specter Ops that will take the pad of paper out of the game for the Agent player. It's still a ways off, but it is in development (or at least starting up).



Calliope Games
At last year's convention we saw Tsuro in action and it looked great. This year, it looks even better. This is about as close as you can get to opening up a box and playing the cardboard version without heading down to your game room. We saw it in action, including online multiplayer. On top of there there are three different modes you can play in.



Harebrained Schemes
Harebrained Schemes had so much stuff going on that it's hard to keep track of it all. First of all, Golem Arcana is going strong and there are a bunch of things coming. How's that for specificity! Next was the return of BattleTech to PC in a brand new isometric RPG-style game that will be coming to Kickstarter this fall. Lastly, they're also working on a Dead Souls-like, 3rd person roguelike but the name escapes me. Ugh. Seriously, watch the video. Pretty sure my thumb makes it into this one.



Arcane Wonders
Arcane Wonders didn't have a lot of huge new news. We talked about their companion apps for Mage Wars Arena and Sheriff of Nottingham, which have been around for a bit. Brad and I did get to try out the prototype version of their upcoming game, Onitama, however. Not in digital format, unfortunately, but it's a great little 2-player abstract. They mentioned that it would be a perfect fit for a tablet (and I agreed, of course) but those plans are somewhere in the future, or maybe never. We can only hope, I guess.



Asmadi Games
We talked with the designer of my family's current #1 game, Red7, at the con. That is Asmadi Games' Chris Cieslik, of course, and he showed us some games that take the concept of Tales of the Arabian Nights and add a digital component. The first was Consequential and the other one was early in the development phase, but is a sci-fi game. The idea behind each game is great, and seems like a really good fit for a cardboard/digital hybrid.



Level 99 Games
We got to see the new version of BattleCON for PC/Mac and tablets and it looks really great. I'm not too familiar with the game, but Brad knew it and was impressed. I think. He's hard to read. He's like the wind.



Stronghold Games
We met with Stephen Buonocore, but there wasn't too much news from Stronghold this year. Survive: Escape from Atlantis! is coming to Android soon, and the digital edition of Core Worlds is coming along nicely. Of course, Stephen has more details and is just a great guy to watch anyway, so I know you'll check out the video when it pops up anyway. It's worth it.



Asmodee / Repos Production
One of the highlights of the con was being shown 7 Wonders from Antoine Bauza himself. Not only was he super nice about meeting with us, he also let the AI win in his demonstration game. So, yes, 7 Wonders exists but the beta is just starting up, so no ETA yet. We can say that it looks great and we watch Antoine play an entire game in the video. Check it out when it uploads. I promise that I get rid of the massive glare about 1/4 of the way in, so it's worth a watch.



Z-Man Games
This wasn't really Z-man, but instead F2Z Media which has both Filosofia Éditions, Z-man, and F2Z Digital Media under their umbrella. (Oh, and Plaid Hat Games, too.) That said, people associate Pandemic: The Board Game with Z-man so it seemed like a good section break.

Digital Pandemic is getting the rest of the Pandemic: On the Brink expansion later this year, which is great considering that we got the roles from OtB back in 2013 if I'm not mistaken. They also have other big plans, but aren't talking just yet. Lots of good info in the video for this one!

Jon Sudbury Games
The cardboard version of Ortus Regni was released at last year's con but this year they've really upped their game (pun intended). We stumbled into the Ortus Regni room almost by accident, but it was hard to miss with the really cool medieval ambiance. Not only that, there were big screens and iPads everywhere. How did we miss this?

Ortus Regni is available on PC/Mac now, but we learned (and saw) that it's coming out for iPad very soon. We played a bit and it seems like a really good card game with a ton of options and without the need for buying card packs. It's a closed system, so the cards you have are the cards you have. That's it. Really good video for this one, so if you're not familiar with the game be sure to check it out.



Czech Games Edition
We saved the best--or at least what I was most looking forward to--for last. CGE has a ton of digital stuff going on right now. Of course, we all love Galaxy Trucker, and we learned that we'll be getting expansion materials in the digital game soon. It won't be the complete Galaxy Trucker: The Big Expansion or Galaxy Trucker: Another Big Expansion or even Galaxy Trucker: Rough Road Ahead. Instead, it will be bits and pieces from all the expansions mixed in. Disappointed? Don't be. It actually sounds great. We'll also be getting more solo adventures as well. In a cool twist, the new stuff from the digital version will be making its way to cardboard soon. That's right, a new expansion for the tabletop version is in development, bringing in a bunch of the new stuff that's being tried out in the app.

What about Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization? That's the main focus right now, and not just the digital version. Vlaada Chvátil is working on the 4th edition now (it's in playtesting now, and it's awesome) with the hope of releasing the physical edition at Essen. Shortly thereafter, but before the end of 2015, they are planning on releasing the game digitally. We didn't get to see a moving copy, but the screenshot we were shown was mind blowing.

You'd think that's all they're working on? No, we have news about Codenames and Dungeon Lords as well.

You will want need to watch this video when it drops.



There were many more interviews that I just can't remember enough details to talk about here. Don't worry. Brad is hard at work getting the videos edited and uploaded and we'll get them to you as soon as we can. The wait will be worth it.
Twitter Facebook
45 Comments
Mon Aug 3, 2015 2:00 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
44 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

App News: Armello Coming to PC and PS4, King of Dragon Pass for Steam, Warhammer: Arcane Magic Coming and more

Brad Cummings
United States
Connecticut
flag msg tools
admin
mbmbmbmbmb
Armello Coming to PC and PS4 on Sept. 1st

Perennial favorite Armello has been in Steam early access for a while now and if you watched our past streams, you can see it is coming along nicely. With each update the gameplay gets tighter and the balance gets better. It's been really fun as a player to see this board game evolve before my eyes.

Update: League of Geeks announced this morning that the mobile version is coming on March 2016. If you are interested in checking out Armello in early access on Steam, purchase it before July 31st. From that date the game will be unavailable until September.

In addition to the release news, two new characters have been revealed which you can see here:





King of Dragon Pass on Steam Now

King of Dragon Pass is a classic adventure, story, and strategy game from designer David Dunham. It has been on iOS in an excellent port for a while and is now on Steam.

As we announced earlier this year, the developer is currently hard at work on a spiritual successor called Six Ages. If you have not already played King of Dragon Pass and prefer to play on Steam, this is a perfect chance to grab the game.

Here's a trailer for the game:





Warhammer: Arcane Magic is Available Now

Had enough Warhammer mobile games yet? Of course not and this one is even set in the Fantasy universe, which is the rarer variety. Warhammer: Arcane Magic is billed as a card-based board game set in the Warhammer world.

The game features two campaigns and the gameplay centers around controlling wizards using cards and dice. We will have a full report once we can dive in. You can get it on the App Store now.

Check out the trailer:





Elder Scroll: Legends to Take Us by Surprise

Bethesda recently announced the Elder Scroll: Legends will be a surprise release, much like previous hit Fallout Shelter. This digital card game is poised to take another beloved fantasy franchise in to the digital realm.

Polygon has a pretty in-depth interview that provides some interesting if sparse details on the game. Otherwise, we'll just keep watching and waiting for this surprise game to drop.
Twitter Facebook
33 Comments
Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:00 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
38 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

App News: The Grand Tournament Hearthstone Expansion Announced

Brad Cummings
United States
Connecticut
flag msg tools
admin
mbmbmbmbmb


Just announced on the Hearthstone Twitch Channel, the next Hearthstone expansion is coming next month and is called the Grand Tournament. As with all expansions, there is a brand new board:



Some of the key features of this expansion mentioned are:

- A new set of more than 130 cards.
- Lots of cards will affect hero powers.
- New Inspire keyword will activate each time you use your hero power.
- Pre-purchase of 50 packs at a discount is available next week.

Here is the announcement trailer:




And here are captures of the cards revealed thus far:

Twitter Facebook
26 Comments
Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:15 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
58 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

App News: Codenames Coming to Mobile?, New Steam Screens, Exodus: Proxima Centauri Going Digital and more...

David Neumann
United States
Whitefish Bay
Wisconsin
flag msg tools
In life you have to do a lot of things you don't f*cking want to do. Many times, that's what the f*ck life is... one vile f*cking task after another.
mbmbmbmbmb
App News




Codenames From CGE Going Digital? Maybe!
My most anticipated game of the entire Gen Con crop is probably Vlaada Chvátil's brand new Codenames. I've already ordered a copy, and expect to pick it up at the Con. While Czech Games Edition will have a few copies of Codenames at Gen Con, it's official US release isn't until later in the year. That's where things get interesting.

I was scanning through my subscriptions when I came upon this gem from CGE bigwig, Petr Murmak:

Petr Murmak wrote:
But official app is in the development and will be out before official US release.


Wait, what's this now? You're supposed to be working on Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization! I'm so confused!

I haven't heard anything from the guys at CGE about this yet, so they're playing it close to the vest.

We're hoping to meet up with CGE at Gen Con, so hopefully we'll have an answer for you in just over a week.


New Screenshots for Steam Pull Into the Station
Mayfair Games is close to bringing Martin Wallace's classic Steam to iOS and Android. Last week they announced that the beta was nearly underway, and today they sent me a load of new screenshots. I don't have a lot to say, other than it's really looking fantastic.

Take a look, and enjoy!





Exodus: Proxima Centauri Coming to iOS
NSKN Games and Offworld Games have announced that Exodus: Proxima Centauri is coming to PC/Mac and iOS. That's all that the announcement said, so I don't have any more information at this time other than a Kickstarter will be starting in October.

One other thing we know is that a board game companion app is also on the table and should be released on iOS in September.

We'll see what else we can dig up and let you know as soon as we have something.



One Man Left Creating Original Board Game, Space Food Truck
One Man Left Studios is known for their turn-based battler, Outwitters but now they're running a Kickstarter for an entirely original board game called Space Food Truck.

Space Food Truck is a cooperative game in which up to four players each take a different role in the ship: Chef, Captain, Engineer, and Scientist. Each role has its own deck of cards that you'll add to over the course of the game. The goal is to travel the galaxy searching for ingredients to make a dish and then deliver it to the planet that demands that recipe. This all needs to be done before the ship explodes, as food trucks are wont to do.

The Kickstarter is about $25K short of its goal with only 14 days to go. The game is nearly completed, but the Kickstarter will help to add "polish" to the game. Music, sound effects, and online multiplayer.

Originally, the game was only to be for PC/Mac, but this week they announced that iPad and Android tablets were also target platforms.

Head over to the Kickstarter and check out all the game info over there. I've also included an alpha gameplay video below.





Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Aims to Have Longest Warhammer Title Ever
Just this week, Neocore Games announced another Warhammer 40,000 game, this one an action-RPG. It also has a title with both a colon and a dash which is, frankly, incredible. It's Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr, which I love and can't wait to have to keep typing over and over.

We don't know much at this point, other than it will be dark. Warhammer dark, if that's a thing. Oh, and it's coming in 2016 to PC/Mac. No mention of a mobile version, but, hey, we're open-minded here! Check out the trailer and wonder why you just spent 30 seconds watching it, and if that guy's voice is really that deep.





Pirates War Now on Kickstarter
Pirates King is an original game being created for iOS, Android, and Steam. It mixes board game tropes with a CCG and is currently on Kickstarter.

Sadly, it's a roll-and-move game but it looks like it has a bit of polish and maybe won't suck?

Check out the Kickstarter and see what they're offering. They have the guts to start their trailer with "In a world...", so I'm willing to at least give them a look.





Quest Heroes Looking to Satisfy the Dungeon Crawl Itch
Quest Heroes is a big game from a small developer. In fact, from what I can tell, it's a three-man operation. Basically, they love the old school dungeon crawls but found games like Warhammer Quest and Hunters 2 weren't tripping their triggers. So, they decided to make their own dungeon crawl with a definite WHQ vibe.

Quest Heroes is a top-down, party-based dungeon crawler but it hews closer to a board game than the digital version of WHQ from Rodeo Games did. Sounds like a good time for a blurb:

Quest Heroes wrote:

-A rule set totally compatible with real life board-gaming. We will release a free print-and-play version at some point of the development process.
-A not-so-serious medieval fantasy world in which, for instance, the mayors are exploiting zombies to clean out their sewers and sending adventurers to teach them a lesson when they go on strike (even the dead feel entitled to at least one day off per week).
-You manage a pool of heroes: before each quest, you select the members of the party.
-Ultimate party-building freedom. If you'd rather have an adventuring party made up of three wizards and a thief instead of the traditional warrior-archer-dwarf-wizard combo, then go for it! It's totally up to you.
-No frustrating class-based gear limitations. Characters can equip and use any weapon or equipment as soon as they have the required stats, regardless of their class.
-Permadeath. However, there are resurrection scrolls (extremely rare, and usable only right after the death) and you can pick up a dead character's gear, so nothing is ever completely lost.
-Heaps of magic, monsters, missions, skills and items... indeed.
-Randomly generated quests.
-Special rooms with their special tricks, traps, rules and puzzles.
-Monster's AI using different kind of group-strategies depending on the situation, and a different individual AI for each kind of monster/foe.
-And of course bosses, traps, secret passages, different environments, multiple victory conditions...


Sounds pretty cool. The screenshots look pretty cool, too, but I've got you one better and have a little gameplay video ready to roll. Oh, and don't keep turning up your volume, the video has no sound. Yet. From what I gather, they're working on it. Quest Heroes is planned for PC, Mac, iOS and Android but they haven't announced a release date yet.

Anyway, it looks pretty cool and who doesn't love a good dungeon crawl?


Twitter Facebook
11 Comments
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:00 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
57 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

App News: Ascension Gets Dawn of Champions

David Neumann
United States
Whitefish Bay
Wisconsin
flag msg tools
In life you have to do a lot of things you don't f*cking want to do. Many times, that's what the f*ck life is... one vile f*cking task after another.
mbmbmbmbmb
App News




Dawn of Champions Expansion Arrives for Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer
Last week we got some new Summoner Wars factions, and this week new material for Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer. Whatever's in the water over at Playdek seems to be working. Can we get more of it added, please?

Earlier today the Ascension: Dawn of Champions was released for both iOS and Android versions of the game. Dawn of Champions lets you play as a faction leader, which is kind of like a hero or champion character. You'll have your own powers and cards to unlock and it sounds pretty damn cool. I haven't played Ascension in a while, but I might pick it back up to check this out.

That's not the only news coming from Playdek and Stone Blade Entertainment about Ascension, though. In an update, Stone Blade also mentioned that all the iOS expansions that Kickstarter backers haven't yet received should now be available.

Stone Blade wrote:
With the release of Dawn of Champions, we will finally address the number one concern amongst our many of our backers- iOS purchase unlocks. With the upcoming release, Ascension Online backers will finally have their reward content unlocked on iOS. Thus, all backers at the apprentice tier and above will receive all expansions up to Immortal Heroes (also including the bonus of Darkness Unleashed) unlocked on their iOS account, and all backers at the Ascension Online for Life! tier will receive all expansions unlocked!

IMPORTANT!- In order to properly unlock these rewards, you must have a Playdek account that matches the email we have on record for you from this kickstarter. If your email has changed or does not sync with your Playdek account, please email Playdek at support@playdekgames.com


With all this recent Playdek news, maybe some tidbits about Twilight Struggle are around the corner? We can only hope.

You can pick up Ascension for iOS Universal or Android for free.


Twitter Facebook
67 Comments
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:51 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
42 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

App News: Slitherine Brings Legions of Steel to Tablets

David Neumann
United States
Whitefish Bay
Wisconsin
flag msg tools
In life you have to do a lot of things you don't f*cking want to do. Many times, that's what the f*ck life is... one vile f*cking task after another.
mbmbmbmbmb
App News




Legions of Steel Arrives on iPad, Coming Soon to Android
When we think of turn-based, squad level games that use miniatures the first game that probably pops into your brain is Space Hulk. Legions of Steel isn't Space Hulk, however. It was created back in 1992 and while the similarities to the Games Workshop Ltd. classic are there, it stands as its own game.

Today, Slitherine Software has released a digital version of Legions of Steel for iPad with an Android version on the way.

I could write about this, but that's what blurbs are for:

Slitherine wrote:
Turn-based tactical firefights

Each unit has its own skills and characteristics. It comes with its own set of weapons and abilities making the game deep and complex for experienced players, yet simple and approachable for novices.

Electronic Warfare (Fog of War)

A game mode on its own, Electronic Warfare is an option players decide to activate and which completely changes the game into a whole different experience. All maps are playable in Electronic Ware mode

Tactical Options

Players can choose from a host of available firing options
The Advanced Covering Fire options allow for very precise control on what your units do during opponent’s turn
Grenades! Used to unlock gridlocked situations, players can throw them around corners without getting exposed. These are also used by the Machines to create smoke cover
Leadership points are a very limited resource used to “break” the common rules. Players will use them to add more actions (movement, fire), increase the odds when firing, or even dodge bullets during opponent’s turn.

Initiative Roll

Each map calls for an initiative roll at the beginning of the turn. Leadership can be spent to influence the roll. The winner of the roll chooses who starts to play the turn. This system breaks the linearity of turn-by-turn games. Which player is going first is always unknown.

Suspense above all

Radar detection and echoes add suspense to the gameplay. Every move is a thrill

More numbers!

2 playable factions with their own units and equipment
2 Single player campaigns in an immersive setting
15 scenarios for single player or multiplayer

Multiplayer

Play with friends online through asynchronous, cross-platform multiplayer using Slitherine’s PBEM++ server or offline using familiar hotseat mode.


The game costs $10 and is available on the App Store.


Twitter Facebook
25 Comments
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:55 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
69 
 Thumb up
0.05
 tip
 Hide

App News: Steam Enters Beta and You Can Join

David Neumann
United States
Whitefish Bay
Wisconsin
flag msg tools
In life you have to do a lot of things you don't f*cking want to do. Many times, that's what the f*ck life is... one vile f*cking task after another.
mbmbmbmbmb
App News




Steam Enters Beta, Still on Target for Q3 Release
One of my favorite games, and most anticipated apps, is Martin Wallace's Steam, which we learned about at last year's Gen Con. News about the game has been spotty, but we did see some pretty pictures back in March, so we're not completely in the dark.

Today I got word from the developers that Steam is entering beta and they need testers. You can sign up right now to join the test on their website. I don't know when the beta will actually begin, but they did confirm that a Q3 release date is still what they have in mind.

Head over and sign-up, and let's get this thing out the door and onto our iOS and Android devices.

Oh, and if you're wondering, yes, this is my shortest post ever. Woohoo!


Twitter Facebook
18 Comments
Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:20 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
74 
 Thumb up
0.02
 tip
 Hide

App News: Summoner Wars Updating with Master Set Factions, Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion Coming and more...

David Neumann
United States
Whitefish Bay
Wisconsin
flag msg tools
In life you have to do a lot of things you don't f*cking want to do. Many times, that's what the f*ck life is... one vile f*cking task after another.
mbmbmbmbmb
App News




Summoner Wars Getting Master Set Factions Today
It's been a long time since we've had news about Summoner Wars from Plaid Hat Games and Playdek, which is a shame because it's a really great implementation of the game. In fact, the only problem Summoner Wars has is that it needs more stuff.



Today, we're getting stuff. Lots of stuff. Today we're getting the six factions that come in the Summoner Wars: Master Set which should make SW fans happy. Included factions are the Shadow Elves, Benders, Sand Goblins, Deep Dwarves, and Swamp Orcs. The Mountain Vargath are also a part of the Master Set, but they are already a downloadable faction in the digital version, so instead Playdek threw in Summoner Wars: The Filth Faction Deck.

You'll be able to nab all six new factions in the "Master Set Bundle" which will run you $4 via IAP.



If you want to check out Summoner Wars for iOS Universal or Android, you can do so for free.



Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion Coming Tonight
Rodeo Games first caught our attention with the rather fantastic digital version of Warhammer Quest. This week we get to see the follow-up, and they've moved from Warhammer Fantasy to Warhammer 40K with Deathwatch: Tyranid Invasion.

Like Warhammer Quest, this is a top-down, turn-based game in which you build a party (here it's called a Kill Team. WH40K, you're so wacky!) and hunt down baddies, in this case the Tyranids.

Deathwatch offers 40 different Marines that you can unlock, as well as over 200 different weapons and relics to deck them out. There's a solo campaign with over 40 missions, but Deathwatch will also feature online matches for 2-4 players.

Tyranid Invasion is coming to iOS Universal, but will need an iPad 4 or better, or a iPhone 5/5C or better to play. Oh, and you'll also need at least iOS 8.0. Look for it tonight at midnight.





This War of Mine Released for iPad/Android
This War of Mine looks miserable. Luckily, that's the point. It's a digital glimpse into what happens to the civilian population in a war and it's not pretty. This is a game of scavenging and survival and the choices you have to make are horrible whichever way you choose.

I wouldn't say that I'm eager to give This War of Mine a shot, but I am intrigued and I think it's a pretty good indicator of how powerful a medium gaming can be.

If you want to give it a go, it just arrived for iPad and Android tablets. It's currently on sale for $10, but will jump up to its regular price of $15 in a week.


Twitter Facebook
57 Comments
Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:22 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
96 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

App News: 7 Wonders Enters Open Beta

David Neumann
United States
Whitefish Bay
Wisconsin
flag msg tools
In life you have to do a lot of things you don't f*cking want to do. Many times, that's what the f*ck life is... one vile f*cking task after another.
mbmbmbmbmb
App News




7 Wonders Enters Open Beta
There are certain readers out there--you know who you are--who might need to sit down before reading this. This is big. It's kind of like getting a photo of Bigfoot making out with Nessie at a Yeti wedding. You don't see news like this every day, is what I'm saying, and when I say "like this" I'm talking about 7 Wonders news.

W. Eric Martin was working the digital beat this morning when he posted a little comment about 7 Wonders. Turns out that open beta testing has begun, and you can sign up right now. Eric did mention that spaces were limited, so don't delay and go check it out now.

That's really all I've got, but considering the dearth of news for the past year or so, this is like finding the rosetta stone.


Twitter Facebook
87 Comments
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:13 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls
Recommend
54 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide

App News: Galaxy Trucker Update Brings Missions to Multiplayer

David Neumann
United States
Whitefish Bay
Wisconsin
flag msg tools
In life you have to do a lot of things you don't f*cking want to do. Many times, that's what the f*ck life is... one vile f*cking task after another.
mbmbmbmbmb
App News




Galaxy Trucker Gets Multiplayer Update
My favorite game from last year, and possibly ever, Galaxy Trucker, is getting a major update today that introduces missions into multiplayer mode.



Czech Games Edition was kind enough to let me hop on board early and check the system out and I think you're going to have a lot of fun with these. Basically, the missions break or alter the rules, forcing you to play Galaxy Trucker differently than you've ever had to play before. I only saw three missions, but they completely changed how I build my ships (or, they should have, because I continually came in last).



The first mission I saw was called "Crazy Stories". In this mission, parts lost from your spaceship earn you money at the end of the run, so you need to build your spaceship so that it falls apart, but not so apart that you lose all your astronauts or engines. The next mission was "Explosive Cargo". In this mission, the pile of parts is full of purple-backed explosives which you can load onto your ship. There are bonuses for delivering explosives, as well as for being the one with the most explosives on your ship. Not only do the explosives take up precious space, but they also destroy every tile around them when they're destroyed.



There were others, but I think you get the picture. There will always be two missions available, with a new mission incoming every 2 days.

The update is live right now for both Android and iOS. You can pick up Galaxy Trucker for iPad, iPhone, Android, and Kindle devices for $5. Heck, you can even pick it up for Windows Phone for the same price.


Twitter Facebook
9 Comments
Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:58 pm
Post Rolls
  • [+] Dice rolls

1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [70]

Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.