Tag: ipad

Settlers of Catan – So Long, And Thanks For All The Wood

I’d heard about Settlers of Catan a hundred billion times, at least, as it’s widely called “The Fazzer Of Ze Euroz Gaming”, and I’ve heard it panned by Ameritrash folks as a gaming atrocity. Although not as widely hated, at least publicly, as renaissance farming or weenie trading games, it has been the subject of scorn and ridicule. “It doesn’t have a body count”, they said. “It doesn’t have much player interaction”, the said.

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iOS Spotlight: Battle Fleet

Now that I’ve finally advanced out of the dark ages and gotten an iPad and iPhone, I’ve realized that there’s a veritable sea of amazing board game ports and strategy games out there to waste time with. I’m firmly of a mind that eventually, all games will become digital, with only the most afflicted of Luddites still having the cardboard versions.

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Take it Easy iPad edition

Take It Easy is a very simple puzzle game. The aim of the game is to create straight lines of different colours, with each colour having a different value. The board is a hexagonal board and the pieces have a combination of three lines at an angle, each line of a colour. Place the pieces in the right location, create lines and score points. The trick is that, once the hexagons are placed on the table/screen, you can’t move them or rotate them, so forward thinking can be very handy!

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The Temple of the Spider God

I happen to hear that game-books like the ones I used to enjoy so much are coming to the iPad. I gleefully get to the App Store and get The Temple of the Spider God. No less because it has been written by Jonathan Green, who is a veteran of Fighting Fantasy books.

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Forbidden Island for iPad review

By Paco Garcia Jaen When is about games you can safely introduce to anyone, you probably can’t get it wrong with Forbidden Island. Simple mechanics, complex strategies, fiendishly difficult, gorgeous illustrations, lovely tin...

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Elder Sign App review

Let me say this loud and clear. I like Elder Sign. I have played that game a lot of times, both alone and with friends and I like the simple mechanics, the chance of dice, the artwork, the limited cooperation between players… I like the game a lot. Thus when I heard the app was out, I took my shiny iPad and bought it right away.

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Raging Swan Press: Dual Format PDFs

Everyone at Raging Swan Press (well, me) have got IPads and use them regularly in-game. As well as referencing a number of jolly useful apps, we use them to access a wide-range of PDFs. Sadly, while doing so we often get...

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Children of Orion: The Venu Sourcebook

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