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Thought I would create a not just iOS centric thread.

 

Today Splendor on iOS and android has been updated with online multiplayer. Haven't bought a copy either physically or digitally yet, but do hope the digital version has local wifi play like the excellent Ticket to Ride.

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The digital version of Carcassonne is my preferred way play. Passing a tablet around.

Scoring and tracking the table top version is not hard, but having a computer do it as you go along is cool, and eliminates the occasional mistakes that get made.

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Worth a look:

 

Ticket To Ride

Pandemic

Ascension

Star Realms

Galaxy Trucker

 

And if you're after something a bit heavier, these are good implementations (although I would say you have to be very familiar with the actual games themselves to get the most out of them):

 

Twilight Struggle

Puerto Rico

Caylus

Agricola

Le Havre

Dominant Species

 

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I've got both Carcassone on iPhone and android. Both are good adaptions, but iOS is better. Shame Code Monkeys don't do android apps as my wife would like a digital Lost Cities on her phone.

 

But I will be playing on android as that is the tablet we have. May teach my wife how to play later, won't take long. Great game.

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I bought a ton of boardgame apps for my iphone. Then I ditched it, got an Android and have subsequently not downloaded any on account of having lost all the previous ones. 

 

I am so, so sorely tempted so, so often though. 

 

Is there a good Catan game on Android? 

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1 hour ago, Tourist said:

I bought a ton of boardgame apps for my iphone. Then I ditched it, got an Android and have subsequently not downloaded any on account of having lost all the previous ones. 

 

I am so, so sorely tempted so, so often though. 

 

Is there a good Catan game on Android? 

 

Catan is on android and sounds good. Not played it myself:

 

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.exozet.android.catan&hl=en_GB

 

edit: looks like it is well supported too.

 

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On 02/10/2016 at 13:46, Jimmyzilla said:

Does anyone here use Tabletopia or Tabletop Simulator?

I play on tabletop sim a bit it's got some cracking mods. 

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Never played Catan before so will try it at some point. Not sure if I would care for expansions.

 

Also, Talisman on the play store is down to £2.99 if anybody is interested. 

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On 03/10/2016 at 19:17, Mortis said:

I play on tabletop sim a bit it's got some cracking mods. 

I think steam sales have conditioned me to not buy games full price but my friend mentioned that the autumn steam sale is coming up so I think I'll check it out then :-P

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App bargains time! Nice price reductions today.

 

Patchwork, All Creatures Big and Small, and Le Harve: Inland Port have all been reduced on android and iOS.

 

Patchwork is fantastic, bought it a bit ago and we play it all the time. 

 

All titles support cross platform multiplayer I think too.

 

If anybody wants to see my average patchwork skills, add me - I'm midwalian there too.

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.fowers.paperback

 

Paperback has now been released on android, iOS version came out a couple of weeks ago.

 

No online yet but they do state it is coming soon. Keeping my wallet safe until it has online and a confirmation it uses a British dictionary...and family sharing.

 

Oh, I hope absolutely everybody has bought Patchwork - such a great game.

 

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Le Harve: Inland Port is an interesting game, and the app is a decent version of it. I think it's a better board game, as the swirly player boards are unlike anything out there, but it's still very interesting to play. There's a constant tension over when to trigger buildings, when to buy buildings and when to trigger your opponent's buildings. It's quite a stressful little engine builder with a big disruption aspect to it. The AI is a little weak, and there's a fuckton going on, on the screen (so phablet and above only I'd say) but certainly worth a purchase. 

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I need to learn how to play All Creatures Big and Small. I know a bit from a YouTube video (radho)- I may just have to read the instructions on BGG. Still want physical edition of this for the components.

 

Will give Le Harve a go one day. 

 

Looking forward to seein what other games digidice release. All games have been 2 player Rosenberg ones so far - which I'm quite happy about.

 

Oh, and I bought the Splendor app and we tried the online tonight - worked ok but a bit cumbersome. Game seems neat though.

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Favourites for me (from an iOS perspective, but may be on Android too):

 

Neuroshima Hex! (although I'm not really a fan of the new art)

Tigris & Euphrates

Qin

San Juan

Battleline

Star Realms

Khet

Ingenious

Catan

Samurai

 

And at the moment I'm mostly playing a lot of Patchwork, which came out digitally just recently. Already had the physical copy as someone gave it to my wife & I as a Christmas present, but it's a great game so definitely snapped up the app. Worth checking out.

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Pathfinder ACG: Rise of the Runelords is on iOS (not sure about android). The first scenario is free, not sure how much subsequent ones cost. Might be worth a look if anyone is interested in that sort of game.

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9 minutes ago, Kzo said:

Pathfinder ACG: Rise of the Runelords is on iOS (not sure about android). The first scenario is free, not sure how much subsequent ones cost. Might be worth a look if anyone is interested in that sort of game.

 

Yep it's on Android. It's a really good implementation, but the pricing for the extra content is a little weird.

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