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App News: Ticket to Ride Steams onto Kindle, Zabu Closing Thunderstone, Sentinels Sidekicks Updating and more...

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Ticket to Ride Arrives on Kindle Fire
Every now and then we get these promotional emails from Days of Wonder, and every one involves them not telling me that I can now play Memoir '44 on my iPad, and every time a little piece of my soul dies. That said, they're usually pretty good news, and this is definitely good news if you own a Kindle Fire. The Days of Wonder elephant, Ticket to Ride, is now available via the Amazon App Store. It is the same game you know and love and includes the USA map, 4 AIs to play against and you can play online against people on PCs, iPads and Mac. You can also get Asia, Europe, Switzerland and the USA 1910 expansions as IAP. Ticket to Ride for Kindle runs on Kindle Fire (2nd Generation) and Kindle Fire HD using Android version 4.0.3 or higher. It costs $6.99USD and can be picked up right here.



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Zabu Studio Shutting Down Online Games
You guys might remember Zabu Studio Inc as the guys who created the Facebook game, Thunderstone Online, and then gave us the rather average Thunderstone Gateway to access their Facebook game on our iPads. Well, not no more they ain't. Zabu posted that all Zabu games will be going offline on September 12, 2013. What happens to all the stuff you bought? No word, yet, but I wouldn't hold your breath. More importantly, what happens to Thunderstone now? We'll let you know when we find out.


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Sentinels Sidekick Updating to Make Notes Better
The guys at Handelabra Games have told me that the 2.0.1 update for Sentinels Sidekick (the official companion app for Game: Sentinel) has been submitted to Apple and should be released shortly. This update makes notes that you write appear on the heroes. That is, it replicates the counters and modifier chits in the physical game. I've been playing around with it, and it is really cool. There are shortcut keys for Damage Dealt, Damage Taken, etc. and the note then appears on your character card in the app. Sentinels Sidekick is $4.99USD and can be downloaded on the App Store.


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Original Hex & Counter Wargame, Wargame Poland 1939, Hits the App Store
Game designer David Kershaw has let us know that an original hex & counter wargame that he designed and created for iOS has been released. It's called Wargame Poland 1939 and deals with political intrigue during the French Revolution of 1789. Or, maybe it's a wargame that deals with the German invasion of Poland in 1939. Your guess is as good as mine (but my money's on the latter). Here's what we call burying the lede, though...the game is FREE! If you're a wargamer, there's no reason not to go and try it out. The game is Universal and can be downloaded on the App Store.


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Puzzle Knights Coming to App Store in Early September
OK, so I know this is a Match-3 game (Match-3, the mechanism that made Tower Defense seem exciting!), but it does have some RPG elements so I'm going to talk about it. Puzzle Knights is a Match-3 puzzler where making matches allows you to power up your character. Did I mention that you then get to go and beat the crap out of your friend's characters. You had to know there was a reason I was interested. Puzzle Knights should hit the App Store early next month.




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Dungeons & Dragons Arena of War Trailer Surfaces
We mentioned Dungeons & Dragons Arena of War in the past, even going so far as to say it was released for Android (even though you guys made sure to tell me that it really wasn't). Well, now they've gone and released a trailer for it. Yawn. You can sign up for the game still and get a special power for signing up early, but, other than that, no new news to report. So, now I've wasted your time by making you read this non-news. I apologize.


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