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App News: Talisman and Warhammer Converge, Board Game Arena Goes Mobile, Through the Ages Gets Updated In Your Browser, and more...

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Nomad Games Announces Talisman: Horus Heresy
Now, don't laugh, but Talisman: Digital Edition is one of my favorite iPad games, and one that has stuck on my iPad through thick and thin. I'm aware that, from a gameplay standpoint, Talisman isn't exactly cutting edge. What works so well, however, is not having any setup or teardown time and playing it in short 5 minute bursts rather than a 3+ hour death march on the table. Digital Talisman just works.

Nomad Games Ltd (II) have announced that they're moving away from traditional Talisman (not completely, they have upped their license and are still developing more expansion content) and creating a new game based on the Talisman mechanisms, but based in the Warhammer 40,000 setting. The game is called Talisman: Horus Heresy and is expected on PC/Mac in February with mobile versions coming in the spring.

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No, this isn't just a Warhammer re-skin of Talisman, and it also isn't a digital version of Relic. It's something completely new, in which players choose sides in the Horus Heresy, when Primarch Horus rebelled against the Emperor of Mankind. It was kind of a big deal.

Let me blurb it from here on out:

Nomad Games wrote:
Talisman: The Horus Heresy is a digital board game based on the Talisman rule system and set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, during the cataclysmic events of the Horus Heresy.

Up to four players will be able to take control of one or more of the galaxy’s greatest heroes or most notorious villains. Taking the side of either traitor or loyalist, these Warlords will form vast companies of Space Marines, battalions of tanks and battlefleets of Spacecraft. They are the most powerful beings in the Galaxy and their followers are legion.

-Command one of the eighteen Space Marine Legions that fought during the Horus Heresy
-Play as one of eight of the galaxy’s greatest heroes or most notorious villains such as Robute Guilliman or Angron
-Multiplayer modes for up to 4 players
-Challenge your friends locally and online
-Play against AI opponents
Sound good? I thought so, too. Look for pre-orders to begin in late January for the February release on PC/Mac. We'll let you know when the mobile version gets an ETA as well.

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Board Game Arena Gets Mobile Friendly
I'm sure a ton of you are already familiar with Board Game Arena, the site where, for free, you can play over 80 board games like Seasons, Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar, Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends, and Hanabi. You play the games in your browser which was great for desktops and laptops, but had a few usability issues if you tried to play on a mobile device.

Not any more.

Over the weekend, Board Game Arena announced that they've redesigned the site to accommodate mobile devices, both phones and tablets.

Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself. Maybe I'll see you on there. I'll give you three guesses to figure out my username over there.

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Through the Ages gets New on Boardgaming-Online
Sticking with board games that play great on your mobile device's browser, the cream of the crop, Boardgaming-Online also had an announcement over the weekend. The game featured there, Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization has been updated so that everyone can now play Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization.

All the new cards and rules are now in effect when you start a new game at boardgaming-online, and the playing space itself received a makeover as well. (The game creation screen hasn't, unfortunately, been redone so finding your friends to play with is still a pain. It's worth it, though.)

Yes, Through the Ages is coming later this spring from Czech Games Edition, but you can get your fix right now. Unless you have no friends to play with. If that's the case, find me in the list and ask me to play!

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Baseball Highlights 2045 Submitted to Apple
Over the weekend I received word from Peter Kossits, the one-man team behind the upcoming port of Baseball Highlights: 2045 that the iPad version has been submitted to Apple. Unless the Apple reviewers find something untoward (which they seem to be extremely adept at these days), we should have BH2045 on our iPads within the fortnight.

The digital version will have both solo play using the solitaire rules from the cardboard version, as well as two-player pass-and-play. There's also an Android version in the works, the beta for which should start later this week. There's even a chance it will come to phones somewhere down the line, but Peter is holding off on promising that at this point.

As usual, we'll let you know when it lands on the App Store.

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