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Neuroshima Hex Review

By , on September 22, 2010


Neuroshima Hex
Download on the AppStore
4 out of 5

PROS

  • Complex strategic gameplay.
  • No dice or complex math involved.
  • Clever visual style for quick field analysis.

CONS

  • Steep learning curve for new players.
  • Only multiplayer via passing your iDevice around.

VERDICT

Neuroshima Hex is a board game that almost seems like it was destined for the App Store and it's great to see this deep strategic title now available for people to try.


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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 advantages against your opponent with the ultimate aim of weakening their headquarters before yours is knocked out of commission. Up to four players can take turns placing their tiles on to the board, lining up attacks, giving their players bonuses or even trapping opponents in order to secure a win. Things can quickly get complicated, especially when multiple players are involved, but a handy tutorial video does give a fairly comprehensive explanation of the basic rules so players can jump right in.

Learning how the tiles work is going to be the first hump for most players to overcome, however handy icons on each of them provide a quick way to identify how a card works and whether it has any special properties such as multiple attacks, moving on their turns and even absorbing shots fired against them.

While Neuroshima Hex may have a bit of a learning curve to overcome, it's still a fascinating strategy title to master and for those after more board-games to share with their friends it's definitely an easy game to recommend.

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