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Lost Cities is one of Reiner Knizia's award-winning board games that recently made its way over to iOS, and I think it's great. The game is simple and easy to play, but it shows off quite a bit of complexity among just a few elements. The biggest complaints I have are that the tutorial can be c...

September 4th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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We reported earlier this month that Lost Cities had mysteriously disappeared from Xbox Live Arcade as recently as early March. We surmised at the time that the rights to the game could have been transferred to Activision during the merger with Vivendi (then parent of developer Sierra). As it turns...

April 28th 2009 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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We've confirmed with Major Nelson that the now-aptly named Lost Cities has disappeared from Xbox Live Arcade. Apparently, not too many folks were actually looking for the game, as our inbox holds an overlooked tip about its missingness dating back to March 4th.The game was published by Sierra last...

April 16th 2009 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Sierra recently showed off its upcoming crop of XBLA games at a media event. While a couple have promise, most could be buried by the quantity or quality of competitors. All are confirmed only for XBLA, but Sierra is considering PSN versions of most. All will be out this Summer.

April 28th 2008 at 5:00am 0 Comments

This week on XBLA in Brief, we check out Lost Cities. For a game about exciting adventures and expeditions, it sure plays an awful lot like solitaire. Competitive solitaire. And guess what: it's actually really, really fun. Who knew? Check out the video above and learn why card and board game fans s...

April 25th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Another Wednesday, another Xbox Live Arcade release. This week brings us Lost Cities, a game that combines all the excitement of archaeology with the thrills of solitaire. No, seriously, it's actually really fun. It's so fun, in fact, that we've been playing the trial version over and over again th...

April 23rd 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Lost Cities will continue in the proud tradition of XBLA games born of German card or board games when it arrives on the service this Wednesday. The card game, designed by Reiner Knizia, pits two players against eachother as they try to mount the most profitable expedition to the the titular lost...

April 22nd 2008 at 1:00am 0 Comments
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Microsoft just announced that the adventure card game Lost Cities will be making its way to the Xbox Live Arcade for 800 Microsoft points this Wednesday, April 23rd. Lost Cities is an original card strategy game where players travel through exotic locations to outwit, outlast and outplay (sounds lik...

April 21st 2008 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Lost Cities, another German board/card game translation, will soon be ready for discovery on Xbox Live. The game will cost 800 MS points ($10) when it starts its online expedition this spring. Lost Cities is a card game where players attempt to score points through exploring one of five exotic loca...

March 24th 2008 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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With their usual knack, the ESRB has recently released the ratings for three XBLA games that we had never heard of. The games are Battlezone, Warlords, and Lost Cities. Battlezone is an old but popular arcade game with vector 3D graphics and a first-person perspective. It was later ported to compute...

March 5th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments