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Roll for the Galaxy, Root, Cartographers and more - GEEK Digital Board Games Issue #1

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Welcome to GEEK Digital Board Games. Tune in for digital board game news every two weeks. For more details about the changes and our goals check out this blog post.


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Roll for the Galaxy
Temple Gate Games has returned to space with Roll for the Galaxy. This also features the great AI from Keldon Jones. We’ll have impressions for the next issue.
Platforms: iOS, Android, PC


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Root Early Access
Root is out now on Steam in Early Access. It’s hard to deny the appeal of this art style. See the First Look section for my impressions.
Platforms: PC


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Cartographers
This SDJ nomineed has made its way to digital platforms in a single player, leaderboard driven version.
Platforms: iOS, Android,


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Finished! by Friedemann Friese
Not familiar with this title but worth an exploration on digital.
Platforms: iOS


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Gloom: Digital Edition
This release is not super fresh it turns out. Released to mobile about a month ago and out on PC in 2018. Either way, if you enjoy Gloom, it is time to check this out.
Platforms: iOS, Android, PC



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Maracaibo Coming to Mobile in Q4 2020
Capstone Games let us know that this digital project is in the works. Developed by Spiralburst studios, the game will feature Solo mode as well as local multiplayer. We will share as we learn more.


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Neuroshima Convoy Coming to Mobile Sept 5th
Teased earlier this week, Convoy is coming to mobile devices from Portal. If you love the world of Neuroshima Hex, this is an interesting card game take on it.
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Board Game: Gaia Project
Feedback Wanted on Gaia Project Digital Plans
My friend Tysen Streib has taken to BGG to ask for feedback on plans he and Digidiced have for the digital version of Gaia Project. Come hop in and make your opinion known.
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Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground Announced at Gamescom
During yesterday's Gamescom Opening Night Live, a trailer was shown for a new Warhammer title: Storm Ground. Not much is known about it so far. Is it a MOBA? Can you pain the minis? Who knows! Follow the link to see the trailer shown at Gamescom.
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A Game of Thrones Wish List-able on Steam
Not to rest on the laurels of Root, it appears A Game of Thrones the Board Game is coming to steam in Q3. This one is a bit new to me but appears to be in the grand strategy/area control space.
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Cartographers: Doing a Lot with a Little
While Roll Player had been vaguely on my radar, I had not heard of Cartographers until the SDJ nominations. That was a serious mistake.

Cartographers is a writing game that takes cues from King Domino and adds in variable scoring mechanics, players interaction and more. It is right at home on digital devices for quick solo matches. The game does not have multiplayer but adopts the single player variant available in the physical game. Games are quick but full of satisfying decisions.

The digital version does not have multiplayer but does have competition through leaderboards. Each week there are two categories: one completely fixed and one with some randomness that players can compete in. Players rank on the leaderboard with their highest score in each puzzle.

While not the most robust port, it gets the job done and seems perfect for pick up and play.
Platforms: iOS, Android,



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Root: A Joy To Look At
Root is now in Early Access, so these are early impressions.

The first thing you’ll notice is the distinctive art style that manages to pay homage to the art of the tabletop game while becoming something unique and “video-gamey.” It is truly breathtaking.

I am new to Root so my experience thus far has been the tutorial but...why did I not play this game sooner? They tutorials do a great job of walking you through the async nature of each faction. What I also enjoyed is how the UI easily walked you through changes or opportunities in your faction. I need to play on the tabletop to see how this is handled but the digital version seems great in being clear about each step.

We’ll keep an eye on this one as Early Access continues.
Platforms: PC



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Meteorfall: Krumit’s Tale
The sequel to Meteorfall: Journeys is now on mobile! The developer has actually reached out with a guide they created on Medium if you want a place to get started. Android is coming soon.
Platforms: iOS, Android, PC


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