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Squire for Hire
This interesting card placement game is now available! The art style looks great on a digital screen.
Platforms: iOS, Android
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game - Digital Edition
This mouthful of game is held up as one of the best to capture this series. As an outsider to this fandom, I’ll have to take their word for it.
Tsuro Comes to Steam
Tsuro is out on Steam. Come check out this classic tile laying game now on your PC
The Captain Dies Tomorrow
The Captain is Dead will release on Steam tomorrow. Check out this wacky space game.
Root Now on Mobile
You can now play Root on your mobile device. We’ll have impressions soon.
Platforms: iOS, Android, Steam
The third Clever game is out. Try to see how long you can resist this puzzly good time.
Platforms: iOS, Android
Lorenzo il Magnifico
This Cranio Creations title is now fully released on Steam.
Charterstone Comes to Switch
This legacy village builder is now on Switch. If you haven’t played this one yet, there are so many platforms to choose from.
Platforms: iOS, Android, Steam,
7 Wonders Duel is Now on Board Game Arena
You can now Duel on Board Game Arena
Platforms: Board Game Arena
Cartographers on Happy Meeple
You can now play Cartographers in your browser via Happy Meeple.
Platforms: Happe Meeple
A big batch this time: Levitation: Masters of Magic, Riga, Emporous, The Village Crone, Celtic, Night Parade of a Hundred Yokai, Nova Luna, Twinkle, Silver Dagger, The Pet Cemetery, Penny Dreadfun, Dungeon Decorators, Colorful Treasure, The Quacks of Quedlinburg, Village Pillage, Soulgivers, There’s Been A Murder, Streets, Lawyer Up, Macaron
I came to Wingspan later than most but it was always on my radar. When I finally got it to the table, I honestly was surprised by the complexity of information. While the choices are relatively straightforward, there is a lot of information to keep track of when it comes to board state.
The digital version had a unique challenge to tackle by attempting to communicate all this info while being manageable on a digital screen. I would say largely, this is a task they succeeded at. Since this is a tableau style game, you do still swap through to see other player’s information, but it is all presented pretty clearly. It also does a good job of communicating quickly what other players did during their turns and interrupting when you need to take an action.
The game also looks fantastic. Each bird comes to life and the backgrounds have a real calming vibe. This is a big plus in our current turbulent times. All in all, Wingspan Digital Edition is an enjoyable take on this modern classic.
The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle Earth - Shadowed Paths Expansion
This expansion has been one of my most anticipated titles. Journeys in Middle Earth is a system that uses digital connection very well. It is dependent but uses it to weave a richer story and add in more randomness.
This new expansion adds a lot of variety. There are tons of new enemy types, new heroes, and new tiles. Plus, all the new content can now appear in old adventures, adding more variety. The new roles are also very interesting and seem more reliant on player interaction than before. I’ve really been enjoying it.
The new campaign also seems to be going in a fun direction. I’m only a few missions in but there are branching paths now and very interesting exploration maps. I am really excited to dive in further.
Overall, I think this is a great addition and makes me hopeful for the future of this system. It really has the ability to continue to expand.
Platforms: BGG Listing
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Squire for Hire, Game of Thrones: The Board Game, Tsuro, The Captain is Dead, Clever Cubed, and more - GEEK Digital Board Games Issue #4
20 Oct 2020
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