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A Gamer
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I've found that by using a calculator for each player and eliminating cash, we save a lot of time by not having to make change.

I was frustrated with using Apple's built in Calculator app when playing Power Grid. It was all too eager to mess up my running total when my fingers hit a button twice.

I built this simple app that is designed to replace cash in your games. It can:

- track up to 6 players at a time and transfer points or money between them

- undo something you pressed accidentally

- has a history tape so you can't make mistakes (or cheat!) :).

Here are a few free promo codes. Please post after you have used one so your fellow board game geeks don't have to try them all. Cheers!

http://itunes.apple.com/app/game-calc/id369981233?mt=8

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Nick Case
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So is one person responsible for inputting everyones transactions? I guess they have to issue regular updates too and respond when people want to know how much cash they (or anyone else) have.

If so that sounds like a serious distraction for the poor mug who gets landed with that job.
 
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David desJardins
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I consider myself extremely careful and detail-oriented, yet I think this kind of system would be highly error-prone.
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The way we play, each person has their own calculator. But this app can handle up to 6 if you only have one person with an iphone or ipod.

More than anything, any calculator is going to be faster than making change with cash. I just didn't like the one that apple gives you because it is too easy to lose the total. This one keeps a history.
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Chien-Tsun Chen
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I can't find where to key in the promo code so I just bought it...whistle
Hopefully, I'll try it tomorrow in Power Grid~ arrrh
 
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Brian Walker
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I used the first code. Thanks for making the app and for the code. This is our group's favorite game. I look forward to showing this app off at the next game night.

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I used the second code. Thanks! Looking forward to trying this.
 
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Maura Kalusky
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howdy,
i just use this thread to give you some promocodes for our little oldschool lcd game, which i made with a friend of mine (as a thank for supporting power grid).
so, if you have an iphone and an us-account (won´t work in other countries), feel free to use one of the promocodes.
and i hope, you will like this game.
i plan to make another iphone game and that will be one, which could be more interesting for boardgamers. but first i have to make different real boardgames.
cheers,
maura

link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/great-leaping-lambrettinis/id...

1. promo: N99LAKAWYJYL
used: 2. promo: Y9RLEHRYXXA4
used: 3. promo: 99R9644W9XYL
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Lucas Hedgren
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Used promo code #3. Thanks, Maura!
 
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Maura Kalusky
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well, just had a funny idea (i`m cleaning the studio, so every idea is a funny idea, if i can stop working):

i will send a set of the promocards of power grid (fluxgenerator and transformer station. with autograms, if you want) to the 3 leading gamers in the lambrettinis highscore list (3x game A, 3X game B. you can only win in one category and one time.)

end of the competition is last of may.
please use your bgg name at the highscore list (edit: and BGG at the end!), so i can contact you here (example: maura bgg or something like that...)

you don`t have to be the grand lambrettini, it`s enough, if you are the leading boardgamegeek.

ok, hope, that you`ll like the idea.
you can see the highscorelist here:
http://www.programm-manufaktur.de/PadronanzaDeiLambrettinis.... (looks awful, i know. will change that soon.)

ok, have fun.

oh, sorry for hijack this thread, i didn`t want to start another thread for this. it`s just a spontaneous idea.

edit: just two cards for the winner isn`t so great anyway; so i will put a drawing from "funny friends" (of free choise, if i still have the drawing) into the envelope for the leading gamer of each category!
edit II:hm, maybe two cards and one drawing is a little less... i`m just waiting, if you will like the idea and will think about it later.

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Maura Kalusky
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just one question: is there any interest in such a competition?
if so, i will start a new thread.

in the moment, there are two people in the highscorelist from boardgamegeek (please, put bgg at the end of your names):
big bad lex and boomtron!

ps.if anybody think, that i`m doing this for getting sales: we earned roundabout 0,5 cent (euro) per hour of work with the lambrettinis. it`s a just for fun project.
same with this competition.
i think, it could be fun.
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Carl Anderson
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Used promo code #2 (Y9RLEHRYXXA4). This looks like fun! Thanks, Maura.
 
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Hello hello!! ;] I also try to use this app, but there are too few players can play.. You know I found other score calculatos for iphones over therehttp://apps.isimpleness.com/addscore/
It named Add Score. It's realy great. I enjoy using it! meeple
 
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