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All-in-1 Logic GameBox Review

Review AppZap By Andrew Nesvadba, 3 years, 12 months ago
All-in-1 Logic GameBox Review

Balk if you must at the title, but All-in-1 Logic GameBox by AppZap is exactly what it says on the box - a collection of logic-style puzzles. A LOT of puzzles. And for some this may just be enough to make this cheap App a worthwhile investment, but for those after more than just an electronic puzzle-book there are really only two or three apps of of the currently seven available that go beyond the hum-drum basics. 'Liquid Measure' requires players to fill various sized containers by c…

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Neuroshima Hex Review

Neuroshima Hex Review

I'm not in to the table-top RPG scene, though several of my friends do tell me that Neuroshima is an interesting game to say the least. Interesting enough to be adapted in to a board-game with an eventual translation in to English and players can forgo physical pieces thanks to its release on to the App Store, giving you the ability to jump in to this title anywhere you like. As the title suggests, the game is played out on a hexagonal board, with pieces being placed in order to gain…

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Kingsburg Serving the Crown Review

Review iNigma By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years ago
Kingsburg Serving the Crown Review

Kingsburg (yes that's Kingsburg, not Kinsburg like on the App Store) is a moderately popular board game that was released back in 2007 and after an interesting - and immensely game changing - expansion in 2009, it is interesting to see this dice-based strategic game finally available for iDevices thanks to iNigma. Despite being dice-based, Kingsburg is a surprisingly complicated title to dive in to, so don't expect your first game to be anything but a complete wash for the sake of lea…

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Slideshot 2 Review

Slideshot 2 Review

Slideshot 2 by mschomerus is a puzzle title that is simple in theory, but incredibly challenging in practice. Then again, maybe that's what's so appealing about this dastardly puzzler. Each level presents players with a handful of tubes that can be slid around the screen either only up and down or left and right. The aim is to create a sequence of tubes that will allow a ball to travel in and out of the screen while passing through every one. This results in one of two problems for th…

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Finger Balance Review

Finger Balance Review

Finger Balance by Coconut Island is one of those rare games where you can't help but wonder why it took so long to come about. Should you take the plunge you'll find yourself holding a board with your fingers, balancing a ball that can roll freely while attempting to navigate it through complex and even moving mazes. The controls are simplicity itself, with two buttons that, when held down, activate a board that will change size and angle depending on where you shift your two fingers.…

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RISK Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
RISK Review

Well here it is. The real thing. After an official partnering between Hasbro and Electronic Arts we now have the first legitimate 'RISK' title for the App Store, but was it really worth the wait when so many competitors already roaming the same territory? It's a natural question to ask, especially considering there have been variations on the 'world domination' board-game gameplay since the iPhone was released. Gameplay follows the strict basic rulings of the board game and players ca…

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Doodle God™ Review

Review JoyBits Ltd. By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
Doodle God™ Review

In a way, it's hard to call Doodle God a game. No wait, before you lynch me hear me out: All you do is click and combine things without a story to guide you, only a loose motivation to 'find them all'... So then why is it so darn addictive? Doodle God by JoyBits goes beyond its simple gameplay by cleverly mapping out connections that are logical and at times amusing to discover, making this an addictive and eventually a complex time waster. While I've already discussed the basic premi…

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HexaLex Review

Review Nathan Gray By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 2 months ago
HexaLex Review

HexaLex by Nathan Gray is another crack at the hexagonal-grid form of Scrabble and it's at this point that a lot of readers may switch off, but hold on, it's honestly a great implementation. Small considerations such as additional rules which can be modified or even turned off make this an extremely challenging variation on a popular board game idea. For fans of word-games it's likely you've already stumbled on this title, but the recent 2.0 updates have added some great new features…

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Voodoo Dice Review

Review Ubisoft By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 3 months ago
Voodoo Dice Review

It felt like only a matter of time until Voodoo Dice by Ubisoft hit the App Store, with its simple controls and unique puzzle gameplay that seems perfect for games on the go. And honestly, who doesn't see a title like Voodoo Dice and not be somewhat intrigued? However, score one for the marketing division as Voodoo Dice doesn't involve chance or luck (as Dice would imply) and the Voodoo theme is just that, a visual theme. Oh well, at least the gameplay sucks you in yeah? Ostensibly, t…

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LandFormer Review

Review Streaming Colour Studios By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 3 months ago
LandFormer Review

Elegant, thought provoking playground-style puzzle games really get my brain to light up like a Christmas Tree and not since Path Pix have I felt so excited about a game like LandFormer by Streaming Colour Studios. In this puzzler, players will need to use a limited set of tools to raise and lower the landscape in a 5x5 grid to return the world back to a pristine flat plain. There are several restrictions that help to limit the complexity with only six tools in total, each with their…

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Trainyard Review

Review Matt Rix By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 3 months ago
Trainyard Review

Trainyard by Matt Rix is the sort of gem of a title that would have passed me by if it wasn't for a keen-eyed subscriber. So first things first - this is a shout out to all of our readers and subscribers, thanks for all of your support! Now for those after a great new puzzle title, look no further as Trainyard is almost as good as it gets. Your goal is to ensure that all of your colored trains end up in the correct station. Things quickly start to get more complicated as multiple trai…

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Carcassonne Review

Review TheCodingMonkeys By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 3 months ago
Carcassonne Review

The Coding Monkeys have done an excellent job of transforming the sensational board-game title of Carcassonne to the iPhone. That's jumping the gun on the review, but if you're already a fan of the addictive board-game published by Hans im Glück then that should be all you really need to hear. For everyone else, this is an opportunity you just can't miss. Like many board-games, the space requirements can become utterly daunting to deal with, especially when confronted with a game…

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Tactica Review

Tactica Review

Learning how to master Tactica by Konrad Feiler can be extremely challenging despite its simple tactical gameplay. Your objective is to capture as much of the hexagonal-grid board as possible while maintaining your army, but one bad move can cost you an entire game, so choose your moves carefully. In some ways Tactica feels much like a game of chess, with players needing to predict the moves of opponents while attempting to keep track of their potential income and possible reinforceme…

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Dominion HD iPad Review

Review Chillingo Ltd By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
Dominion HD iPad Review

One of the iPad's greatest successes has been opening up the potential for table-top games to go digital, making it easy for multiple players to play on a tabletop or pass around. Dominion HD is Chillingo's latest iPad game and a direct adaption of the classic strategic board game Risk. All of the game's controls are menu driven and features a comprehensive tutorial not only to teach you the controls but also run you through your first match as you learn the game's rules. Dominion is…

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A Plinky Game! Review

Review Marco Ferraguti By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 4 months ago
A Plinky Game! Review

A Plinky Game! by Marco Ferraguti claims to have created a spin-off of Labyrinth that combines a Pachinko/Bagatelle style board with various hazards to create a game that's one part skill to two parts luck and a whole lot of addictive fun. Gameplay couldn't be simpler, with players touching the top of the screen to drop a ball in to the 'maze'. This gives players some amount of control to determine the height and direction of the ball's initial bounce for optimum safety, but as the ba…

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