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App News: Heroes of Normandie Now on iOS, Mansions of Madness Reboots With an App, 1775: Rebellion Gets Dated (Sort of), Handelabra To Release Phone Version Next Week and more...

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Heroes of Normandie Arrives on iOS
Light-hearted World War 2 wargame, Heroes of Normandie has been around on PC long enough to have its own full fledged expansion, Heroes of Normandie: US Rangers. The big question always revolved around when it would appear on tablets. Today is the day, as HoN is now available on the App Store.

The PC version of Normandie was very well received (especially once the missing action cards were introduced via a major update), and this version promises to bring the same action to your small screen. Not just tablets, either, as the release is for iOS Universal (just make sure you have at least an iPhone 5 or later).

The game features three separate campaigns and offers both solo play as well as online multiplayer. Let's get you a blurb:

• Three different armies (plus the French resistance) and three campaigns available from the get-go.
• Hordes of unique units, equipment and abilities for each nation.
• Idyllic countryside, rivers, bridges, buildings, sandbags, pillboxes wheat fields and boccage are all included in the core game: Normandie is brought to life.
• Quick battle mode with lots of pre-designed maps and pre-crafted armies to get you right into the action
• Quick battles can be played.
• Innovative and light-hearted approach to strategy: action is fast paced but decisions are still interesting and meaningful.
• Action Cards! 29 for Germany, 32 for the US!


The US Rangers expansion is available on the iOS version as well via DLC.

- Heroes of Normandie for iOS Universal, $15



Mansions of Madness Second Edition Is App-Assisted
Last year Fantasy Flight Games came to Gen Con with copies of a new game that required an app to play: XCOM: The Board Game. It looks like they'll be doing the same this year, only with a reimagining of a game released several years ago. It's the second edition of their Lovecraftian haunted house romp, Mansions of Madness.

The cleverly titled Mansions of Madness: Second Edition takes most of what we loved about the first game, but then uses an app to replace the GM. It doesn't just handle the rules, it randomly generates maps, monsters, and the events that will make every game feel unique. As a bonus, the app will also allow you to play the game solo. Hooray for the lonesome!

Like XCOM, the new Mansions of Madness will not be playable without the app. In other words, if you're one of those Luddites who recoils at apps encroaching on your cardboard fun, stay far away from this one.

Mansion of Madness Second Edition will be available next week at Gen Con as well as at your local FLGS.





Academy Games Sets 1775: Rebellion Release...Window
This isn't huge news or anything, but I love 1775: Rebellion and cannot wait to get my hands on it. Hence, any news we manage to get our hands on feels like huge news to me.

Today's post comes from the Facebook page of Academy Games:



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Universal Version of Sentinels of the Multiverse Coming Next Week
I'm getting ready for our annual trek to Gen Con and the first people I contacted about getting on camera were the guys from Handelabra Games. Why? Because they're photogenic as hell. Oh, and they have some news about Sentinels of the Multiverse or something. Really, it's hard to care when you're talking to someone dressed up like Baron Blade.

They do have some major news to report this year and what might be the biggest reveal is the long-awaited Universal version of Sentinels is coming and will be released next Thursday, August 4th.

The smartphone version of Sentinels uses a completely different UI for the smaller screen and, most importantly, will arrive via a free update. What happens to all the expansions and variants you've unlocked? Handelabra has you covered:

Handelabra wrote:
Version 2.0 will be a free update to Sentinels of the Multiverse to make it a Universal App. This means that if you already own Sentinels on your tablet, there is nothing new to buy - on August 4th, you will be able to install and play Sentinels on both your phone and your tablet (provided they are both in the same ecosystem and connected to your account). Likewise, all your DLC purchases transfer over within the same ecosystem.


Sentinels is one of the best digital ports out there, and being able to play it on something that fits in your pocket sounds pretty wonderful. If you haven't given it a go, now's the time.

- Sentinels of the Multiverse for iPad, $10
- Sentinels of the Multiverse for Android, $10
- Sentinels of the Multiverse for Kindle, $10
- Sentinels of the Multiverse for PC/Mac, $10



Talisman Expanding Yet Again, This Time: Blood Moon
I dare you to try and find a digital board game port with more expansion goodness than Nomad Games Ltd (II)' stalwart Talisman: Digital Edition. You can't do it! (Or, if you can, please don't say anything...it would ruin my intro) Next week, the number of Talisman expansions will go up by one when the small box expansion Talisman (fourth edition): The Blood Moon Expansion goes live.

Blood Moon does what any good Talisman expansion should: adds more stuff. You get over 100 new adventure cards, new spells, new characters, and new alternate endings. So far they're not surprising anyone. There are some surprises, however, starting with a werewolf (There wolf, there castle!) that prowls the land (I hear it's named Anton) and a day/night cycle.

In the physical game, the day/night cycle is controlled by flipping a card. The digital version takes advantage of its medium by visually changing the board between night and day. Night brings in changes to the rules including more aggressive critters and more.

Nomad hasn't even sent out a press release for this one, so you guys are the first ones to see screens of the expansion. Use this power wisely.



Look for Blood Moon to land next week for all platforms, and there are a lot of them:

- Talisman: Digital Edition for iOS Universal, $7
- Talisman: Digital Edition for Android, $5.49
- Talisman: Digital Edition for Kindle, $3
- Talisman: Digital Edition for PC/Mac, $15



Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathan Heads to Android
Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathan has been on iOS for at least three days (I think it's been longer, but I'm feeling lazy and don't have the strength to look it up) but yesterday it made its way to Android devices as well.

Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathan is the digital port of the classic sci-fi miniatures game Battlefleet Gothic from Games Workshop Ltd. and, according to Brad, doesn't suck and is actually quite good. Since his look at the game, it's been updated a few times so perhaps some of the issues he brings up have been fixed? A good journalist would look into this. I, on the other hand, will plod forth free of guilt.

- Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathan for iOS Universal, $6
- Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathan for Android, $6
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App News: Gloom Kickstarter Goes Live, 1775: Rebellion Beta Underway, Warlock of Firetop Mountain Gets a Teaser and more...

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Kickstarter for Gloom: Digital Is Live
Over a year ago we announced that the transparent card game, Gloom, would be coming to digital. Since last June, news of Gloom's development has been hard to come by. In fact, we haven't come across any news since then. That changed last week when we received a missive from the chaps at Sky Ship Studios telling us that the Kickstarter for Gloom had gone live.

The Kickstarter is for the PC version of the game, which is being developed first. A tablet (both iPad and Android) version will be following the initial PC release.

This will be a port of the second edition of Gloom, and it appears that the Gloom: Unhappy Homes expansion is being developed at the same time. Other expansions are planned as well, with the ability to buy a Season Pass which will snag you all expansions as they release.

The Kickstarter has 20 days to go and is still over $40K away from being successfully funded. In other words, they could really use our help. Head on over to the campaign and check it out. You can get in on the ground floor (base game + Unhappy Homes) for only $15.





HexWar Launches the 1775: Rebellion Beta
Back in early June HexWar opened beta signups for their upcoming port of Academy Games' fantastic 1775: Rebellion. Considering how much I love the game, I leapt at the chance to drop my name in the hat. Earlier today I learned that I was accepted into the beta, which I can only assume means that the beta is now underway.

The current beta is only for the PC version of the game which, considering I have a Mac, is problematic. No worries, I will find a way to play this.

I'm not sure if we can discuss particulars of the beta, but I have a call in with HexWar to figure out just how much I can talk about. If they give me the green light (and I can get it to work on my ancient desktop PC), I'll post some thoughts.

If you signed up for the beta, check your email. Mine was in my spam folder, so you might want to check everywhere before you assume that you didn't make it in. They're also sending them in waves, so keep checking.



Tin Man Games Releases Teaser for Warlock of Firetop Mountain
I love me some interactive fiction on the ol' iPad [Dave's trying to be folksy. We need to stop him. -ed.], especially the new breed of IF that feels more like an RPG or adventure title than a stodgy old book. One of my most anticipated apps is Tin Man Games' port of the Fighting Fantasy classic, Book 01: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. Not only was that book a huge part of my geek training as a kid, but Tin Man has blown it up and turned it into something that looks absolutely amazing. Don't believe me? Take a look at the trailer below. I've watched it 16 times now, and it still looks awesome.

The Steam version of Warlock is due to release at the end of August and we're hoping that the touchscreen version will release shortly thereafter. If we can dig up any mobile particulars we'll be sure to pass them along. Until then, watch this. Again.




[Editor's (not really...Dave wrote this and is trying to pass it off on me - the real editor) note: The remaining items have nothing to do with actual digital boardgames, but instead cover games that interest us and, we think, might be of interest to you, our beloved readers. If you came here to read stories that only deal with digital ports of physical board/card/war/role-playing games, then the following three items could create feelings of unease or, worse, rage. Please proceed with caution.]


The House of Da Vinci Now On Kickstarter
Did you like The Room series of puzzle games? They're one of my favorite and I always kind of wondered why, after the initial game's success, that the App Store wasn't full of The Room clones. Maybe they're hard to make. Who'd have thunk?

A game that looks like it draws an awful lot of inspiration from The Room is now on Kickstarter. It's called The House of Da Vinci and, just like those other games, looks beautiful and chocked full of puzzles that you have to interact with in a 3D environment.

The Kickstarter is pushing the game for iOS and Android. Not sure how they're going to distribute the game for iOS backers, though. As we've seen with Twilight Struggle, getting iOS games into backers' hands is harder than it should be.

The developer, Blue Brain Games, is looking for just over $30K to get this project off the ground, and with 22 days left has only gotten about 1/3 of the way there. Head over and check out the Kickstarter, but first take a look at this gameplay to see if this is up your alley. If you're a The Room fan, it should be.





Guild of Dungeoneering Now Live on iOS/Android
This released last week, but I'm old, slow, and, as my wife keeps reminding me, not particularly bright. As a result I missed it, but you should be used to my suckitude by now so this shouldn't really be a big surprise. Of course I'm talking about [More like rambling about. Pick up the pace. -ed.] the release of dungeon-crawling card game, Guild of Dungeoneering, which had been released on Steam last year but just found its way to iOS and Android.

Guild of Dungeoneering is a turn-based RPG which, in true Dungeon Lords style, puts you in charge of the dungeon and tasked with keeping those disgustingly decent adventurers out. It also has "hilarious writing!" Oh boy. Speaking as someone who's deluded himself (and his readers!) multiple times about his own "hilarious writing", I can only say that's a bold claim.

I'm done here...it's blurb time:

Gambrinous wrote:
Features:
• A turn-based RPG card game with a truck ton of personality, unique pen and paper visuals, catchy music and hilarious writing!
• Take control of your fledgling group of heroes and lead them to victory! (after admitting to a few defeats of course)
• Entice, coax and bribe your heroes to clear the dungeons you build by strategically placing rooms, monsters and loot from the cards you are dealt
• Get to know each of your hero’s personality and traits, upgrade your existing heroes, and add new heroes while you try out new strategies to keep from sending them to their doom!
• Manage your guild carefully and spend your hard earned ‘glory’ wisely to level up and unlock more rooms and equipment. Improving your guild means you'll have a better chance at beating the harder dungeons as you progress and take down the ultimate dungeon overlord.


It actually looks like a lot of fun and costs $4, but that will snag you all future content as well. Not a bad deal.

- Guild of Dungeoneering for iOS Universal, $4
- Guild of Dungeoneering for Android, $4
- Guild of Dungeoneering for PC/Mac, $15



New Puzzle Title, Colorcube, Released for iOS
Right after interactive fiction, I love me some puzzle games. It might be the perfect genre for mobile: playable in short, quick bursts with just enough brain-burniness to make you keep coming back. A new puzzle game was released late last week, and it looks like it fits the bill.

The game is called Colorcube and is designed by abstract board game designer Dieter Stein. The game gives you different colored pieces and your goal is to overlap them on the board to recreate a target image. This isn't just making the pieces fit, but also worrying about blending colors as pieces overlap.

Colorcube offers over 200 levels and also different color schemes for those with colorblindness. You can snag it for iOS Universal for $2.

- Colorcube for iOS Universal, $2
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Availability: iOS, Android
Price: $2.99 (Free onn Android)
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App News: Playdek Servers Shutting Down (For Maintenance), Ogre Coming to PC, and Catan Gets an Update

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Playdek Shutting Down Servers Today
Ever since Twilight Struggle was released for iPad last month my friends keep telling me that I'm spending way too much time playing it. They're probably communists. Then again, they might be right. Earlier this week I had a dream in which Nikita Khrushchev banged his shoe on a desk but then a nude Eisenhower leapt through the window on the back of a unicorn (also nude) and pulled me to safety. It got weird after that.

Lucky for us (me?), Playdek has my back and will be curtailing my Cold War activities today. They're moving their servers and they'll be going offline for most of the day. Here's the official announcement:

Playdek wrote:
All Playdek game servers will be offline for most of the day on
Wednesday, July 20th as we will be migrating them to the cloud. Some
servers will come down starting this evening (July 19th PST) while
others will go offline in the morning (July 20th PST).

Account Services (new account creation and password reset) will be
unavailable starting today at 12 noon Pacific.

Further updates will be provided as servers come back online starting
Wednesday evening.


Seems simple enough, and I can always get my Cold War fix by going to sleep and having that recurring Yuri Andropov/Ronald Reagan mudwrestling dream. Hmmm. Maybe I should just play Lords of Waterdeep or Agricola.



Steve Jackson Bringing Ogre to PC
In the biggest news for ogres since Shrek the Third, today we received word that Steve Jackson Games would be bringing their classic tank battler, Ogre to digital with a PC version that's to be released in 2017.

The game is being developed by Auroch Digital who you guys might remember from the digital port of the classic solitaire game Chainsaw Warrior.

Not a lot of other info at this point, but we'll stay on top of things and keep you in the know as it moves forward.



Digital Version of Catan Gets Hefty Update
It's easy to think of digital board games and look at the newer and shinier ones that seem to be coming out every month and forget that the grandaddy of all these euros also has a home on the App Store. I'm talking about Catan, and the digital version just received a fairly major update.

I'd love to figure out a way to be witty about all this, but I'm writing this very late at night and I have that Yuri Andropov dream to get to, so let's blurb this:

USM wrote:
Catan 4.6.0 brings many improvements and new features. As a special thank you, the Seafarers scenario “Heading for new Shores” is now available for all players.
Now available: Mysterious, uncharted lands await you. Accept the challenge and explore varied random scenarios from the “The Islands” scenario pack!

Further news and changes:
- Fixed possible “dead end” in the tutorial
- Various smaller performance enhancements and optimizations


Catan is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android but this latest update only appears to be for the iOS versions for now.

- Catan for iPhone, $5
- Catan HD for iPad, $5
- Catan for Android, $4
- Catan for Kindle, $4
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App News: Sushi Go Coming to Mobile, Heroes of Normandie for iOS Dated, Castles of Mad King Ludwig Updated and more...

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Sushi Go! Coming to iOS
The most incredible thing about Sushi Go! is that it's not the first game I've played with raw fish as a theme. Who'd have thunk that yummy, delicious sushi could have it's own section here on BGG? While the theme is interesting, the best news about Sushi Go! is that, while it's currently only a card game, it will soon be making the journey to digital.

Sushi Go! will be coming to iOS late summer/early fall of this year from Lummox Labs, a new developer made up of devs from Button Mash Games Inc. who brought us the excellent ports of Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert. If Sushi Go! can even get close to the quality of those apps, I think we're going to be very happy.

The digital version of Sushi Go! will be for iOS Universal and will have both solo play vs. AI and online multiplayer using Game Center. It will also have cute animations, which is 98% of why I play digital board games.



Sushi Go is currently in beta and Lummox Labs are looking for testers. If you want to sign up and help bring a more polished Sushi Go! to the App Store, you can head over here and give it a go.

We should be getting more information--and hopefully more screenshots or videos--as we near release and we'll pass them along to you guys. Until then, take a gander at these early shots.





Heroes of Normandie for iOS Gets Dated
Heroes of Normandie arrived for PC last year and it was warmly received with the exception that the game's action cards weren't available in the digital game. That all changed this May when the action cards landed via a mega-update and Heroes of Normandie became one of the best board game ports on Steam. Still, the question remained when the long-awaited iOS version would be landing. Turns out we won't have to wait much longer.

Last week Slitherine Software and developer Cat Rabbit announced that the iOS version of HoN would be landing on the App Store on July 28th.

The iOS version will be Universal and should be a full port of the PC adaptation. Slitherine also hinted at more news upcoming, which sounds very much like expansions are in the works. We'll have to wait and see.

- Heroes of Normandie for PC, $30





Castles of Mad King Ludwig Updates to Version 1.1
One of 2016's best board game ports is the digital version of Castles of Mad King Ludwig from Ted Alspach and Bézier Games, Inc.. Early this morning we learned that a fairly major update landed for the game, bringing it to version 1.1.

Version 1.1 does what most updates do: fixes bugs. It also brings two new levels to the solo campaign: Waldeck and Sauerburg. Here's the update's full blurb:

Jeremiah Maher wrote:
• Two New Hidden "Bonus" Campaign Levels: Waldeck and Sauerburg
• Resolved issue with disappearing Corridors on restored levels
• Resolved issue with Pass button being shown when switching back from viewing another player's castle
• Other bug fixes and enhancements


The update is available right now on both iOS and Android.

- Castles of Mad King Ludwig for iOS Universal, $7
- Castles of Mad King Ludwig for Android, $7
- Castles of Mad King Ludwig for Kindle, $5



Carrier Battles for Guadalcanal Gets Major Update
We don't talk too much about wargames here on the blog, but Carrier Battles for Guadalcanal is a pretty good one from a one-man developer that deserves your attention. It's a solo wargame that puts you in charge of the US Pacific fleet against a rather ruthless AI-driven Japanese Navy during World War 2.

Last week, the game received a major update which fixed bugs and added some new functionality. A previous update also added a new scenario: the Battle of the Bismarck Sea.

Full blurb:

Cyril Jarnot wrote:
Custom search patterns
New launch icon
Better CAP management at sunset
Night landing is more severe on airfields

Bug fixes:
- the Japanese were using torpedoes to attack ground targets
- Air to ground air attacks were less effective than expected by the rules


If you're a wargamer and having a complex solitaire wargame on your touchscreen gives you warm fuzzies, you should give Carrier Battles a try. This is not an entry level wargame, but will take time for grognards to figure out. Luckily, there's about a million tutorials to walk you through every part of the game but, even with the tutorials, the game is hard to get into for wargaming newbies. I know this from first hand experience.

- Carrier Battles for Guadalcanal for iPad, $5
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App News: Smash Up Headed to Mobile and Police Precinct Released

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Nomad Games Ready to Unleash Smash Up on Mobile This Autumn
We all know and love Nomad Games Ltd (II) for their detailed and polished take on the venerable Talisman: Digital Edition, one of the finest board game ports you'll find on the App Store. Later this year, however, they'll be branching out into an entirely new franchise, Smash Up from Alderac Entertainment Group.



That's right, soon you'll be able to pit your zombie pirates against your friends' robot ninjas or dinosaur wizards. Smash up will be coming this autumn for iOS, Android, and PC/Mac via Steam.

Nomad Games wrote:
When the game begins, players take turns drafting one of several faction decks. Once each player has two decks, they shuffle them together, combining their distinct abilities into a unique 40-card deck. Players then deal out a number of Base cards, and play their decks to attempt to have the most power on a base when it is scored.

It may sound simple, but how simple is it when your opponent’s Zombie-Ninja Assassinate your minions then create an Outbreak, loading the Base with minions from their discard pile? Or when their Pirate-Dinosaurs Full Sail onto the base with the mighty King Rex, whose massive power dwarfs that of other minions?




Smash Up will offer both solo play vs. AI as well as multiplayer for up to four via either pass-and-play or online. As for factions, the game will launch with eight. Don't worry, though, as Nomad has stated that the cardboard expansions will be coming to digital via DLC.

As usual, we'll pass along any new information as we get it.





Police Precinct Available for iOS Universal
This may come as a shock to you, but Brad and I occasionally [often -ed.] miss things happening in the digital game world. Oh, sorry, I probably should have warned you to sit down before I broke such a shocking story. It happened [again -ed.] just this week when we were informed by you guys about a recent iOS release, Police Precinct: ONLINE.

Police Precinct: Online is the digital port of popular cooperative title Police Precinct from Common Man Games. In the game, players are tasked with solving a murder while also maintaining order on the streets.

The digital version is from A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games and that's where the blurb comes in:

A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games wrote:
Features:
-Online multiplayer (First ever online cooperative mobile board game)
-Pass and play mode
-Solo play mode
-Play and save multiple games at the same time
-Supports 1 to 6 players
-Choose from 16 cops (Contains real officers for characters)
-Invite friends to play
-In-game chat
-Board game comes to life with HD graphics, moving game pieces and various SFX
-Easy to set up, and learn the game while you play!


I think the guys from Handelabra Games might take issue with the whole "first ever online cooperative board game" part but, then again, Sentinels of the Multiverse, is a card game so, technically, they're correct.

Police Precinct is available for iOS Universal and runs $9 with no IAP in sight.

- Police Precinct for iOS Universal, $9

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Huge Update for Pathfinder Adventures Finally Lands
We've spent the last couple weeks covering smaller updates for games like XenoShyft and Twilight Struggle, but the update everyone has been waiting for is for Obsidian Entertainment's excellent port of Paizo Publishing's card-based RPG, Pathfinder Adventures. As luck would have it, it appeared on the App Store this morning and it's a doozy.

The update is numbered 1.0.3.5 and the list of updates, fixes, and new stuff is huge. Take a gander:

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-Over 30 new boosters added!
-Card frames are now color coded to make it easier to tell rarities apart.
-Previously, players would gain a free chest upon their first successful login. This has been changed to be granted after first successful completion of Brigandoom.
-Gold now scales based on party size and difficulty in Quest Mode and Story Mode Legendary scenarios.
-Treasure and Gold pages revamped
o Ten chests no longer grants a bonus chest; price unchanged
o Forty Chests upped to Fifty Chests; Bonus chests no longer included
-Augury: Fixed a progression break when you cancelled Augury.
-Character: Harsk: Gaining Reconnaissance, Track and Survivalist no longer causes a progression break.
-Location Close: Fixed a progression break when you cancelled a close attempt at a location that required a Banish.
-Location Close: A crash that occurred when rolling for items/weapons at the General Store/Goblin Fortress has been resolved
-Location: Warrens: Fixed a progression break when force closing the app during the villain cutscene
-Loot Rewards: Fixed a possible progression break when acquiring Loot rewards if a character in the party had already acquired the rewards in a previous instance
-Quest Mode: A Progression break is fixed when encountering Goblins at the Shrine to Lamashtu when the Goblin Difficulty Increase power is active
-Quest Mode: A Progression break when Encountering Rogors Craesby with the Summon Ancient Skeletons on Undead Encounter power is fixed
-Tutorial: Fixed a progression break that could occur in the tutorial if messages with confirmation windows were clobbered
-Haunt Cutscenes in Foul Misgivings now have unique audio.
-Dogslicer now has unique audio when rolling 1s.
-Barl Breakbones: The ghosts of characters defeated by Barl's first check no longer hang around to fight the second check.
-Blessing of Zarongel: Now has the Zarongel trait
-Cape of Escape: Now correctly usable outside of an encounter.
-Goblin Warchanter, Hags: Before You Act text has been rewritten to better communicate the implementation of the cards.
-Impaler of Thorns: Now correctly penalizes non-proficient characters.
-Orb of Firestorm (Booster): Fixed an issue where you could discard it instead of burying it.
-Rat Swarm: No longer shuffles into the deck when summoned and not beaten by 12 or more.
-Wand of Scorching Ray: Now correctly has the Arcane and Attack traits.
-Loot: Fixed an issue where Loot cards wouldn't always show under the correct filters
-Kyra: Using Heal then a location's exploration power no longer renders her unable to explore
-Kyra: Incorporeal monsters can now be properly defeated with Enemy Lore: Undead
-Skill Panel: Combat is now split into Melee and Strength and can be chosen at will. There are some outstanding functionality issues.
-Into the Mountains: No longer incorrectly deals damage when the Full Packs of Painful Memories wildcards are in play and activate.
-Characters: You can now have a maximum of 24 experienced characters in each mode, up from 20.
-Daily gold: Fixed an issue when Daily gold wouldn't remove itself after the timer expired
-PnP: Fixed a possible progression break if an offturn character played Cape of Escape
-PnP:Fixed an issue where an encountered card would visually disappear when requesting aid
-A number of problem scenario powers have been removed.
-Black Magga is no longer available as a villain.
-Fixed an issue where a character could die and level up but not receive their rewards.
-Ezren's Evoker specialization now correctly shows his hand size of 9 in the store.
-Effects Panel: Fixed a minor issue where the effects panel wouldn't close if it was open when opening the settings menu
-Card Selection: Fixed a minor issue where cards usable on the last turn of a scenario would retain the 'playable' highlight when performing post-scenario deck management
-Gallery: Unobtainable boosters that were incorrectly viewable in the gallery have been removed.


Curiously, I don't see a fix for the issue that some were having with Black Magga's scenario locking up, but you can check out the full patch notes and see that it has been taken care of.

One thing that hasn't been taken care of is the lack of new content. I think we all assumed that the next adventure pack, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords – Fortress of the Stone Giants Adventure Deck 4, would be included in the next update. No such luck, so those of us who have already unraveled the Hook Mountain Massacre have to wait a bit to try out those new skills we earned at the end of that adventure deck.

The update is now available for both iOS and Android. We'll let you know when the new content manages to see the light of day.

- Pathfinder Adventures for iPad (iPad 3 and up), free
- Pathfinder Adventures for Android, free


7 Wonders Resurfaces
Hey guys, it's Brad popping in to add something that happened just moments ago: So I woke this morning to a notification that there was a new update to the 7 Wonders beta. The last update was in September of last year. I haven't had a chance to check it out yet, but it is uplifting to see a build appear again. Let's see what happens next!



Solitaire title, Maquis, Released for iOS and Android
Boardnaut Studios arrived on the scene earlier this year with Land 6. Turns out Land 6 wasn't their first digital port. Earlier last year they released another print-and-play title, Maquis, on Android. Today they also released it for iOS.

Boardnaut wrote:
Maquis is a solitaire worker-placement game with variable goals. The player places his resistance agents on spaces around town to achieve his goals (blowing up trains, publishing underground newspapers, aiding spies etc.). At the same time collaborators and soldiers patrol the area. Agents who can't make it back to the safe house at the end of the day are arrested, and never seen again.


Maquis has nine different missions to play and six different difficulty levels.

- Maquis for iOS Universal, $3
- Maquis for Android, $3





Atacama Lands on the App Store
From the I-have-no-idea-what-I'm-talking-about-files comes a digital port of a little known title, Atacama. The game's title on the App Store is Atacama - The Mining Conflict, so at least now we have a theme.

The game comes from developer ycyclop games and has both pass-and-play multiplayer as well as 4 levels of AI for solo play. The biggest question is just what the hell Atacama is:

ycyclop games wrote:
Excitement in the Atacama! Valuable mineral resources — gold, silver and copper — have been found in the 1,200 km long desert in Chile and Peru along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Several companies are already busy prospecting by erecting huge drilling rigs as the resources are deep under the surface. Due to security reasons, the drilling rigs cannot be installed too close to one another, so each new rig limits the possibilities for erecting new ones in the surrounding areas.

What’s more, the mining rights have been limited by the government. The companies have received a concession for only two of the three commodities – and extracting the “wrong” type of commodity will result in penalties. Becoming rich is a difficult business, but the stakes are worthwhile.


Sounds good, and it's also an area control game which are usually in my wheelhouse. Even better, it's only $1 so it won't screw up your budget if you give it a go. On the downside, the app isn't Universal so be prepared to play it in 2x mode on your iPad.

- Atacama - The Mining Conflict for iPhone, $1
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