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Jimmy Christensen
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First of all, I havn't tried the game, and havn't red the rules. My first thought of the app was very good, because of the random tiles and puzzels, but when I watched some playthrougs the app seems to do EVERYTHING. For my point of view the app seems like an game, you can watch be played physically.
So the boardgame feels kinda redundant in a way.

How does the boardgame actually contribute, other than look very good?


 
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Casey Botkin
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There are still several stacks of cards that aren't in the app. Also the app doesn't keep track of investigator, monster, or feature locations, as well as the individual investigator turns.
 
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Dustin Crenshaw
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The app does the minimum it could be doing to be worth having around.
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Darrell Jones
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The app doesn't keep track of player movement or monster movement on the board.
 
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Paul Nojima
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Foxhole wrote:
First of all, I havn't tried the game, and havn't red the rules. My first thought of the app was very good, because of the random tiles and puzzels, but when I watched some playthrougs the app seems to do EVERYTHING. For my point of view the app seems like an game, you can watch be played physically.
So the boardgame feels kinda redundant in a way.

How does the boardgame actually contribute, other than look very good?


The app doesn't keep track of your investigators (location/health/sanity/items), monsters (only health and which ones are still alive).

The board is where the game happens, the app is more like a reference for "what happens next?"
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Brian Bowles
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The app does a nice job being the keeper, but I do have to admit that I catch myself playing the app most of the time. I have even forgot to update the board a couple times and had to catch it up later when I notice a token on the board that was not on the app.
 
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Matthew Watson
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The app basically does what the Keeper had to do in the first edition, and nothing else.
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Chris J Davis
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Another point-of-view: the app is basically just an interactive DM Guide. So imagine playing something like Descent (a classic dungeon-crawler) and saying "it looks like everything takes place in the book - so what do we need the board for?"
 
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T France
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The app is free. Download it and try to play a game and you will see what it does and does not do...
 
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