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App News: GMT Update and Coup Releases on App Store

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GMT Games Updates Twilight Struggle, Dominant Species, More
We've received our monthly update from GMT Games and they have some juicy tidbits on both Twilight Struggle and Dominant Species. First of all, the Dominant Species update is progressing nicely and they expect it to hit the App Store sometime next month. They also mention that it will not have any online multiplayer out of the box--the AI is that good!--but they expect the online multiplayer to come in another update in a few months. As we already knew, the new version of DS will be a free update to those who already own the game. What we didn't know is that, once the update lands the price of the app will be going up to $7 instead of $5. So, if you want DS for a little cheaper, buy it sometime in the next month.

As for Twilight Struggle, things are progressing nicely. They actually posted a Kickstarter update for this one, so I'm going to do ye olde cut & paste:

GMT Games wrote:
The team at Playdek has finished with the engine architecture work that Gary wrote about last time, and are back to working on the game itself. Here’s a list of recent improvements:

Updated upper HUD with graphics for player avatars, hand details, DEFCON track, space race track, and turn track
Fixed numerous issues with cards in play, including tap/mouse over to view card (instead of double tap to zoom)
Sorted discard tray and removed trays for easier identification of specific card types
Map now wraps around when scrolled horizontally
Identified major issue that was causing incorrect AI module to be used in Unity builds
Reworked most of the in-game UI to be device friendly (for different aspect ratio devices)
Updated and added HUD artwork to current mock-ups


We're still looking at a release 2-4 months from now.

Space Empires: 4X and Nightfighter are both coming along as well, but we have no news on those until they get a little closer to completion. More interestingly, Gene mentions that they have other games percolating in the background that we haven't heard of yet. Hmmm....



Coup Arrives on the App Store
From the "that came out of nowhere" file comes news that Coup has hit the App Store. We talked about this one awhile back while their Kickstarter was live, unsure of how Coup would actually work on a mobile device.

Well, we don't have to speculate anymore, we can just go download the thing and give it a try. It's free to download, but I think there's IAP. Haven't had a chance to confirm that, but I'm going to put it out there anyway because I'm not a real journalist and I'm really lazy.

You can pick up Coup for iOS Universal right here on the App Store.
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App News: Chainsaw Warrior Sequel Released

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Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night Hits iOS, Maybe Android
The original Chainsaw Warrior was a fine game, but didn't exactly overwhelm Brad when he reviewed it back in 2013. It sounds like the developers were listening, because Chainsaw Warrior: Lords of the Night was just released on iOS Universal and they've mixed things up quite a bit.

The sequel has you defending the world against invaders from another dimension, whereas the first game only had you caring about New York City. That's not the only thing that's changed, though, this one also introduces Aztec Zombies! They could have stopped there--I mean, no one is tired of zombies--but they didn't. No, this game has an entirely new combat system, new weapons, new powers, and all new mini-bosses to battle along the way.

The game is currently available for iOS Universal for $6. It should also be out for Android, but doesn't appear to be on the Google Play servers, yet. Keep checking!

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App News: Hearthstone Releases for Android phones and iPhone

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Hearthstone Updates to Include iOS Universal and Android Phones
One year after its release on iPad, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is one of the most popular games on tablets. Today it begins to become one of the most popular games on phones as well.



Earlier today, Blizzard updated Hearthstone so that it's playable on both tablets and phones. The game has a slightly altered appearance on phones, but it's pretty much the same look you're used to. The main difference is that cards are now pushed off to the side when you're not looking at your hand. They resume their normal location on the bottom of the screen when you tap your hand. Other difference include the main menu, which has been compacted and opening packs. Instead of cards exploding into a circular pattern, they now simply explode into a line of cards which you can flip over.



As usual, Hearthstone is free to download with packs and solo adventures purchasable within the app. You can nab it for iOS Universal here, Android here, Kindle here, and PC/Mac here.
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App News: Pandemic Moving to iPhone, D&D 5E Coming to Fantasy Grounds and more...

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Pandemic Getting Universal Treatment
It's been a long time since we've mentioned Pandemic: The Board Game on the blog, mainly because it's been over a year since the app was last updated by its developer, F2Z Digital Media. In fact, since the roles and events from Pandemic: On the Brink were added in December of 2013, we haven't seen much of anything happen with the app leading many to assume that F2Z had gone the way of the dinosaur.

Turns out that F2Z isn't quite dead. This Friday, Pandemic will be getting an update which will convert the app from iPad only to a Universal app, so you can now play Pandemic on your iPhone. Starting on that same day, the app will also go on sale for $5 instead of $7. The sale price will last for a week.

While this isn't a huge deal for those of us who already own Pandemic, at least it shows that F2Z hasn't abandoned the project completely. Who knows? Maybe we'll actually see the rest of On the Brink and other expansions for Pandemic someday.

If you don't already own Pandemic on your iPad, you're missing out. It's a fantastic port of the game, and one of the best board game ports available on a digital device. You can pick it up now on iTunes, but I'd wait until Friday if I were you.



Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Available for Fantasy Grounds
Before I begin I should probably list a few disclaimers. Yes, we know this isn't an iOS story. Yes, we know it's not even a mobile gaming story. Yes, we know that the name of our blog doesn't make any sense and is slightly ridiculous. Yes, we remember when BGG was a site about board games. There, I think that's all of them.

Ahem.

Fantasy Grounds: Virtual Tabletop for Pen & Paper Role-Playing Games is a virtual tabletop for playing roleplaying games online with your friends. I've used it a few times and it's pretty incredible. You can pretty much do anything in the game that you could do around a table and, in some cases, do things that you could never do around a table. Fantasy Grounds itself is a functional tool, but it truly shines when you add plugins to it which incorporate rulesets from various RPGs. There are plugins for Savage Worlds and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and many others. Now, there's also a plugin for Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition).

There are three D&D packs you can purchase: Monsters, Classes, and an adventure pack. The Monsters and Classes packs will run you $50 a piece, however. That's on top of your $40 FG license (or more if, like me, you have to buy copies for all your players as well). That's the same price as the hardcover Monster Manual (D&D 5e) and Player's Handbook (D&D 5e). Yeah, it's going to cost you a ton of cash to get up and running. That said, the packs include everything including official art and all the mechanisms to play the game. If you are on a budget, you can just purchase individual classes or monster types for anywhere from $3 to $9.

If you want to check out Fantasy Grounds for PC/Mac you can head over to Steam and see all the options. If your group has separated and can't physically get together anymore, Fantasy Grounds is pretty close to the real thing.




BattleRex: Genghis Khan Coming in June
I have no idea what to make of BattleRex: Genghis Khan other than the first screenshot we received made me do this:



Seriously, look at this thing:



Holy bland! So, so bland. My eyes! Other screenshots didn't look much better:



You could say I was a bit skeptical. Then again, it is a wargame about the Mongols, so I figure that has to have some interest to you guys, right? Seriously, am I right?

If it makes it any better, the last screen we received looked like this, which made us feel much better:



We don't know much about the game other than it sometimes looks fine and other times as bland as an 80's sitcom credits sequence. Oh, I guess we know that it will be out for both Android and iOS and should be arriving in June.



Cheese Chasers out for Android
In what is becoming a disturbing trend, today we have another board game port that is Android only. Oh the humanity!

Today it's Cheese Chasers, a web-published card game about, you guessed it, mice and cheese. The game is a solitaire game in which you play cards trying to surround the cheese with your mice while trying to avoid cats, mousetraps, etc.

The app is completely free with no ads, so it wouldn't hurt to give it a try and tell us how it is in the comments. You can pick up Cheese Chasers right now on Google Play.
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App News: Rook City Ready to Open Its Gates, Galaxy Trucker on Windows, and Zombie In My Pocket Comes to Android

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Sentinels of the Multiverse Travels to Rook City Tomorrow
One of the most asked questions--right after the obligatory 7 Wonders one--we get is about the Rook City expansion for Sentinels of the Multiverse. Back in January Handelabra Games laid out their plan for the year and Rook City was slated for a March release. March has come and gone, but only two weeks later and the Rook City expansion is on its way. Look for it to land sometime tomorrow on all platforms.

Rook City is a full expansion consisting of two new heroes, two new environments, and four new villains. The heroes are a fun pair, with my hero of choice being the gun-toting Expatriette. Mr. Fixer is the other hero, but I haven't quite gotten the hang of his martial arts/gadget mashup yet. The environments include Rook City and Pike Industrial Complex, and the villains are Plague Rat, The Chairman, The Matriarch, and Spite. You get a ton of stuff in this package.

The expansion will cost $5, or can be purchased via the Season Pass which will nab you everything that's been released as well as everything else on the docket for 2015.

I've been gone on vacation for the last couple weeks, so I just got my chance to play around in Rook City last night and I think everyone is going to be very, very happy here. Apart from the new content, they've really put effort into making the game more and more polished with every update. You can nab Sentinels for iPad here, Android here, Kindle here, PC/Mac here.





Galaxy Trucker Leaps to Windows Phone
For many of you, myself included, the most interesting part of that headline is that there is such a thing as Windows Phone. Who knew, right? I even checked Snopes and it turns out it wasn't a hoax, Windows Phone really exists. What's next, Sasquatch?

All snark aside, last week Czech Games Edition released their award-winning board game, Galaxy Trucker on Windows Phone. Not only that, but it's on sale this week for only $3. If that's not enough, I even found a link for you guys.

For the rest of us on iPad, iPhone, or Android devices, I guess you're out of luck. Or could download from those links. Whatever.



Zombie In My Pocket Comes to Android
Zombie in my Pocket is a solo print-and-play game from 2007 that I never got around to playing, mainly because I'm a lazy piece of human garbage (Brad's words, not mine). From what I heard, it was a pretty great little solo game and definitely worth the time and effort.

Well, now you don't have to buy new ink for your printer because you can play Zombie in my Pocket on your Android device. Have something with an apple on the back of it, and you should start saving for more printer cartridges because we're left out in the cold.

Zombie in my Pocket involves creating a map while searching for the temple that will destroy the zombies taking over the world. Graphically, this game looks really sharp and I want it on my iPad. Yes, I'm going to complain about a game not coming out for iOS.

You can pick up Zombie in my Pocket for Android for the low, low price of $1.
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App News: Boss Monster Comes to iOS and The Confrontation Heads to Kickstarter

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Boss Monster Released for iOS
After a long and strange delay for App Store approval, the light card game from Brotherwise Games, Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game has finally arrived in the App Store.

The game is free to download with a $7 IAP that unlocks the entire game.

I'd love to post some screenshots or something, but we've been left pretty high and dry on this one, and I'm currently packing for a vacation and just don't have time to take a look at it right now to grab my own. Hence, this post is short and somewhat sweet.

Boss Monster has been available for Android for a couple weeks now, but you can grab it here on the App Store.



Reiner Knizia's The Confrontation Heads to Kickstarter
We all know Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation by those first four words. Lord of the Rings. The digital version of The Confrontation is dropping those words, I'm assuming because its a lot cheaper to leave them off and drop the game into a more generic fantasy setting. While I love LotR, I also love The Confrontation, so I'm happy to see it coming to digital even without Frodo trying to take the ring to Mt. Doom.

Earlier this week, Offworld Games launched a Kickstarter that isn't what you think. It's not to bring The Confrontation to tablets, PC, and Mac. That's going to happen regardless. No, the Kickstarter's purpose is to launch an expansion for the unreleased game which will bring 18 new characters into the mix. They are targeting a June release for the expansion which, we're told, is hopefully coming soon after the launch of the standard game. So, maybe we can expect The Confrontation in May?

More news when we get it.


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App News: BattleLore Command Expands and Goes Online

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BattleLore Command Gets Online Multiplayer, New Units
It's no secret that Battlelore: Command was one of the best board game ports of 2014. Don't believe me, read Brad's review. He's practically gushing.

The only downside of the initial release was the lack of online multiplayer. The only multiplayer option was over local wifi.

Yesterday, Fantasy Flight Games released version 1.2 of BattleLore that adds cross-platform online multiplayer. Exciting, no? That's not all. There are new units for each faction you can unlock in the campaign that are available in the multiplayer game.

Fantasy Flight Games wrote:
New units of both factions are unlocked for multiplayer mode as you progress through the game’s campaign. Surprise your opponent by sending two types of Daqan cavalry into battle, or dominate the battlefield with the scorpion-riding, magic-wielding blood sister Malaana.


There's also a Locust expansion available via $3 IAP as well. This expansion adds new multiplayer maps and 4 new units.



Fantasy Flight Games wrote:
In the Locust expansion you’ll find four additional units. The burrowing Doom Bringer and mutated Grotesque join the Uthuk Y’llan, while the Daqan army gains the support of the armored Ironbound automatons. Greyhaven Battlemages, who can shield nearby friendly units and fling deadly energy at their targets.


There's even more detail over at Fantasy Flight which you can read here.

BattleLore Command is $10 for iOS Universal and Android.


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App News: Boss Monster for iOS Delayed, Out Now on Android

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Boss Monster for iOS Delayed
If you've been waiting for Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game to come to iOS, you already know that it's been delayed. Heck, it was submitted nearly 4 weeks ago and since then we've not heard much from the guys at Brotherwise Games.

Well, this morning they posted a little info about the iOS version and where it currently stands:

Brotherwise Games wrote:
iOS Version
The iOS version of the app has passed certification. That's the good news, and it's a huge improvement over where we were last week. The bad news is during this time we identified one real flaw that had to be updated before we can release on the Apple store. That update has been submitted to Apple and we are waiting for final approval. This is typically (knock on all available wood) a 2-3 day process. As soon as we have approval, Plain Concepts will publish the app. Brother One has made an offering of a fatted calf and three goats to the gods of Apple. Brother Two is currently dancing naked, covered in arcane tattoos outside Apple headquarters. Pray with us.


So, looks like we can expect to see Boss Monster in 2-3 days. We'll see, I guess.

On a brighter note, if you're on an Android tablet you've been able to play Boss Monster since last week. It's free to download right now on Google Play.

Wish we had better news, but hopefully that's coming by the end of the week. We'll see.
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App News: Sorcery! 3 Coming in April and Glück Auf Releases for iOS and Android

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inkle Studios Announces April Release for Sorcery! 3
If you love interactive fiction on your tablet, then inkle Studios should be right up there with your most loved developers. Seriously, they seem to be able to do no wrong. Not only were the previous conversions of Sorcery! absolutely brilliant, but they left that comfort zone to craft last year's amazing 80 Days as well.

Well, they're heading back to familiar ground in April when they will release the next chapter in the Sorcery! series, this one taking you into the wastelands of Kakhabad and having to track down the seven spying serpents before they can return to their master and report on your progress.

Cannot wait for this one! If we get more information narrowing down the release date, we'll pass it along.

If you haven't played the previous two Sorcery! games, you can get part 1 for iOS Universal or Android, and part 2 for iOS Universal and Android. You won't regret it.





Coal Baron Comes to iOS and Android as Glück Auf
Another surprise this week was the release of Coal Baron for iOS and Android. Even more surprising, is the game appears to be in 3D. I haven't tried it yet, but the trailer makes it look more like a first-person shooter than a board game. Interesting choice.

Also surprising is that the US release has the German name, Glück Auf, instead of the English title. That said, the app does appear to be in English, just not the title.

I don't know what to make of this one, so hopefully some of you will try it and give us your impressions in the comments. You can pick it up for iOS Universal or Android for $3. How does the 3D work with a board game? Let us know!


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App News: Dice Town Released, Shenandoah Studios Update, and You've Been Sentenced Released

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Dice Town Released
We talked about Dice Town making its way to mobile way back just over a year ago, but hadn't heard much news about the app since then.

It's out! Surprise, I guess?

As we already knew, the game doesn't feature any multiplayer play, only solo play against up to 4 AI players. While a downer, the game looks great, using all the great original art by Pierô.

The game costs $4 and is for iOS Universal. You can download it here.



Slitherine Gives Update on Shenandoah Titles
One of the most asked questions we get is, "Where is 7 Wonders?" Somewhere beneath that on the popularity scale is "What about that Gettysburg game from Shenandoah Studios?"

As you might remember, last September the war gaming juggernaut Slitherine Software acquired Shenandoah Studio and the future of Shenandoah's titles was unknown, specifically their upcoming Gettysburg game, which was funded via Kickstarter way back in 2013.

This morning, Pocket Tactics posted that Slitherine is currently in the process of porting the existing Shenandoah titles, Battle of the Bulge (iOS), Drive on Moscow, and Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein to the Unity engine so they can be brought to other platforms, specifically Android and PC. Expect the first title, Battle of the Bulge, to appear on Android and PC in May.



At the same time, they are also working on the unfinished Gettysburg: Turn the Tide game. Eric Lee Smith is working with them on the game, and they're expecting to go to beta soon with a 2015 release.

As usual, we'll send along more information as we get it.



You've Been Sentenced Released for iOS/Android
Somehow we missed this one, but You've Been Sentenced! was released for both iOS Universal and Android devices back at the beginning of March.

You've Been Sentenced is a party game in which players have to build sentences out of their hand of pentagon-shaped cards. The app has a single player tutorial mode, but otherwise is a multiplayer only affair. You can play via pass-and-play or online, which requires a Google account.

The game is free to download with new packs of cards available via IAP. A portion of the money made from the app will benefit the Delaware-based literacy non-profit, Success Won't Wait.

The game is available in the App Store here and on Google Play here.
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