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App News: Metro Arrives for iOS/Android and Through the Ages Beta For Steam Now Open

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Queen Games Delivers Metro to the App Store
Dirk Henn's track-building tile-layer, Metro - The Board Game, was released back in 1997 and it only took Queen Games 20 years to bring it to mobile. Okay, they probably didn't start working on it until recently, but I liked the joke so I stuck with it. Sue me.

Metro is a path-building game in which players are trying to lead their cars to stations, earning points for every tile they cross and double points if they manage to hook up to stations located in the middle of the board. What separates it from other path-building games like Tsuro is the sheer number of starting points you have in Metro. Players encircle the board with their trains, making good tile placement a lot harder than what you'd expect in a game like this.

The digital version is okay, particularly if you enjoy single player vs. AI. There is online multiplayer, but I still haven't been able to get an online game working and I've been trying since black Friday. I've written a short review of Metro over at Stately Play which you can find here if you want more detail or just want another place on the internet where you can call me an idiot.

Metro is available for both iOS Universal and Android and runs $5. You can pick it up at the links below:

- Metro - The Board Game for iOS Universal, $5
- Metro - The Board Game for Android, $5
- Metro - The Board Game for Kindle, $5



Czech Games Edition Looking for PC/Mac Beta Testers for Through the Ages
Not to spoil our upcoming end of year awards/lists-thing that we do, but Through the Ages from Czech Games Edition is my 2017 #1. I pretty much love everything about it and spend way too much time staring at it on my phone. I'm hoping, however, that soon I can stop staring at it on my phone and start staring at it on my laptop. We knew CGE was bringing TtA to Steam at some point, and the beta for doing that is starting soon. More importantly, you can sign up if you want to help bring this gem to Steam.

The signups are for folks who want to test TtA on their PC or Mac. Linux isn't an option (at least not yet). You don't even have to have played the mobile version to get accepted, in fact they're looking for players without a strong TtA background to give it the once-over.

Sound interesting? Of course it does! Then, what are you waiting for? Follow the link below and sign up today.

- Through the Ages Steam beta application

- Through the Ages for iOS Universal, $10
- Through the Ages for Android, $10
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