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Codito Development is behind Sage Board Games, a company which has been cranking out iOS versions of board games for a few years now. Perhaps most notably, Sage has released a number of classic Reiner Knizia games, but they also publish Ravensburger's Puerto Rico and recently released Uwe Rosen...

March 29th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Reiner Knizia's Labyrinth [US$1.99, universal, trial version available] is one of a number of iOS-only games the prolific game designer has created (the others being Monumental -- here's our review -- Roto, Yoku-Gami and Teocalli). It's always been difficult to keep up with the board and card...

February 23rd 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Medici [$5.99] is the latest in a growing, impressive line of heavy-ish board games to make the jump from the table to the iPad, and it's amazing to see this game – so carefully crafted and respected by the designer board game community – on a touch screen with an animated background. Wi...

July 30th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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As promised, RPGnet has transformed another Reiner Knizia card game into an iPhone/iPad app. The coders' last such project was the very well done Money. This time around, it's High Society [US$2.99], and RPGnet has kept the interface and look of the games almost exactly the same but swapped the bi...

July 19th 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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We don't mind it when iPhone versions of board games differ from their realspace counterparts, but the Topas app ($2.99) takes the basic ideas behind Reiner Knizia's 2009 game Topas and twists them into a mash-up of Tetris, the standard line-up-three-of-a-kind video games, and dominoes. The dominoes...

March 26th 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The iPhone is shaped a little bit like a deck of cards. Like a deck of cards, Apple's little magic toy device can be used to play any one of a number of different games. Unlike standard cards though, the iPhone can easily transform into specific decks of cards from the Eurogame world. We recently...

March 5th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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One of the criticisms launched against prolific game designer Reiner Knizia is that his games get their the theme pasted on. This means that whatever the players are trying to accomplish through the game's mechanics really doesn't have much to do with the graphics and the box description. He has at...

February 19th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments