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Subject: What iOS games are must buys? rss

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Steven Albano
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Hey!

I've been reading a lot of the designer diaries from developers of iOS games from links that are on the front page of the website.

And they are all very incredible. I love it.

But I was wondering if there was a list of all the games that have been talked about or reviewed. I couldn't find an "iOS" section on this website and didn't even know if there was one.

There is not a good way to search for board games through iTunes, and figured that there have to be people here that have created a list or have some recommendations!

Thanks.
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Try this link.
http://boardgamegeek.com/ipad/browse/videogame?sort=rank&ran...
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My favourites:
Small World
Forbidden Island
Medici
Carcassone
Ticket to Ride
 
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For me:

Titan
Elder Sign Omens
Puerto Rico
Ticket to Ride

Your mileage may vary.

 
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Ascension.
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she2 wrote:
Ascension.



qft.


My other favorites are Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion, Starbase Orion, Samurai, Battleline, Tichu, and Civilization Revolution.

 
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Forbbiden Island and Elder Sign Omens are so great! So great!
 
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ascension... it won the BGG award for best ios game this year
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Ascension, Carcassone, Civilization Revolution, Tilt to Live, Neuroshima Hex, Dungeon Raid, Shadow Era, Trainyard.
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Though not a board game in the traditional sense, I would recommend taking a look at Infinity Blade II. You can google it for reviews and screen shots.
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I'm completely addicted to Battle Line, but just be warned that the AI is only really challenging if you draw poorly. Still a great way to spend a couple minutes, though.
 
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Puerto Rico
Medici
Nueroshima Hex

Don't forget to grab AppShopper, it's a little app that notifies you when other apps you've had your eye on drop in price.
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Neuroshima Hex
Ticket to Ride
Ascension
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Ascension is my favorite, I just hope the expansion comes out soon.
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Ubongo is fun.
 
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jobin13 wrote:
she2 wrote:
Ascension.



qft.


My other favorites are Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion, Starbase Orion, Samurai, Battleline, Tichu, and Civilization Revolution.



Another vote for Ravenmark - excellent game.
 
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Ghost Stories is excellent on ipad.
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King of Dragon Pass.
 
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Cabals and Shadow Era are the best CCGs on iOS - both are highly recommended.

Quarrel is very well rated and board game-like, although some of the algorithms used in its word game probably wouldn't translate to a real tabletop.
 
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Caylus should be coming out within the next week. Might be something to look into.
 
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Ascension + the expansion

Also there is Civilisation Revolution, which feels like the original Civ game and alot short game. Thought I would mention since Civilisation has a long boardgame x 1 - video game x 5 - boardgame x 2 relationship.
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Is there a reason no one has mentioned through the desert? The implementation seems good to me, and the app takes care of all the accounting that made me trade away the original game!
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There are many other great board game apps, but these are my top 5 for a combination of great gameplay and excellent translation to the iPad. They "feel right" on the iPad. Buy all these as soon as you get your iPad set-up:

Carcassonne
Ascension
Ticket to Ride
Elder Sign HD
Forbidden Island

I also think 2012 is going to be a huge year for iPad board gaming. The list of upcoming games combined with the rumored iPad 3 should bring us an embarrassment of riches.

Exciting times!
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I'm going to chime in with Tichu. You can play against AI or friends and the AI has difficulty settings that make the game challenging.

As yes, I know it's not a board game, but Tichu does have quite a fan base on BGG.
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No one's mentioned Tigris & Euphrates yet? Come on guys!
 
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