Fernando Lopez
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I'm looking for some geek help on finding the best asynchronous boardgame conversions.

I live In the UK, but my online gaming buddies are all in AU so iOS games are played 1 turn a day usually.

This means games with very little gameplay between turns are less interesting to play for example:

- Ra: Draw a tile or call Ra, then wait
- TRR: draw 2 cards or place a train, then wait
- T&E: Place 2 tiles, then wait
Etc...

One game I've found that works really well is Tikal since:
- One turn involves multiple actions, planning it can take a good 10 minutes
- Overall there are not that many individual turns in a game so it can play quite quickly (~2 weeks)

So are there any other ios games people know of that are 'meaty' enough between goes to make it worthwhile?

Thanks!

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The "meatiest" game with long turns is probably Through The Ages, which you can play at boardgamingonline. It does have a decent number of micro-turns, though, but not nearly as much as Ra or TRR. I get so into the game, though, that long turns are painful; I must have multiple moves per day or I go crazy with that game.
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Sounds fun, but I'm looking to play iOS games mainly - I know roll through the ages is on iOS might be worth looking st.

Thanks for the tip - any others?
 
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Well, here's another web-based game, but I would say it is one of the best from a meaty-turn, zero-micro-turn perspective, and perfect for one day turns. Brass, by Martin Wallace. I know it doesn't meet your requirements perfectly, but it's worth playing in your situation.
 
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Thanks for the new entries.

Not sure about TTR games, I havevthem and I think the card drawing phases are a snooze.


But I'll def check out the others.
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There's very few games that fit your criteria IMO. I have not tried Tikal, but of the games I own on iOS, there are very few that require any substantial/lengthy turns. Personally, I'm more concerned with how well the game translates. I think Stone Age, San Juan and Carcassonne are three of the best, but they all have incredibly short turns (especially Stone Age when placing workers), and therefore don't meet your criteria. In order to find what you want, you might have to sacrifice gameplay or implementation. Nevertheless, I wish you luck.

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Maybe "Le Havre" or "Titan"!?
The turns are a bit longer. Or you try TBS like Civ- Revolution
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Matt62702 wrote:
There's very few games that fit your criteria IMO. I have not tried Tikal, but of the games I own on iOS, there are very few that require any substantial/lengthy turns. Personally, I'm more concerned with how well the game translates. I think Stone Age, San Juan and Carcassonne are three of the best, but they all have incredibly short turns (especially Stone Age when placing workers), and therefore don't meet your criteria. In order to find what you want, you might have to sacrifice gameplay or implementation. Nevertheless, I wish you luck.



Yeah Its a tough one I'm starting to realise (Btw Tikal is pretty good if you haven't tried it - possibly better on iOS because you don't have to wait through someone elses 'analysis paralysis' - or they through yours )

I have San Juan - its not async, it is a great port though. Carcassone sounds like a candidate, even though the turn is short there is meat in it, Stone Age not so much.

Tried Le Havre, turns are short but as the game progresses some can be quite heavy (in a good way), need to look into Titan.
 
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I tried Summoner wars and it looks perfect!!!

Thanks for the tip
 
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Bump - anyone have any updates on new games that fit this bill?

Tried scrolling through the Ios games blog on bgg, but its hard to find the specific of every game released and their modes of play.
 
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FLo711 wrote:
Bump - anyone have any updates on new games that fit this bill?

Tried scrolling through the Ios games blog on bgg, but its hard to find the specific of every game released and their modes of play.


I know you want iOS games, but Board Game Arena works perfectly on an iOS (or Android) device and has been a revalation.

I'm currently enjoying async games of Quantum and T'zolkin, but they also have Through The Ages, Puerto Rico and a whole host of others. Check it out...
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Small World and Suburbia are both two games playable on iOS which have a low turn count, hence being nice for asynchronous play.

As Paul mentioned, board game arena also has such games: Can't Stop, Tokaido, Battle Sheep and Takenoko all have a low turn count.
 
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