I have been playing the IOS version. Does it adequately prepare you for the actual physical game?
That depends on your intent. I played the ios version plenty of times before playing the board game version. Since i was the only person who had "played" before i had to do the setup and rules explanation. The ios version does all the setup and the in depth
& complicated rules interactions for you so you dont really need to know the ins & outs. So clearly it did not prep me for that.