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Playing Digital: Tokaido review

Tokaido came out in 2012 thanks to Funforge, designer Antoine Bauza and artist Xavier Gueniffey Durin. In this game, the players are travellers on a four day journey through the Tokaido route. During their journey, they must visit places where to buy souvenirs, have a bath, do some painting or, simply, have a meal. Funforge…
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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.

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.

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!

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.