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04 Apr 2017 09:29 #245936 by Michael Barnes
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Card Thief is the best game I've played on IOS in years.

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04 Apr 2017 10:59 #245941 by Gregarius
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Grudunza wrote: I still play Dream Quest with some regularity. An insane amount of replayability and depth there. Easily my favorite app game ever.

As far as board game apps, specifically for iPad, I think Eclipse is one of the best. I still fire that up now and then.

Curse you for getting me addicted to Dream Quest!

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04 Apr 2017 12:40 #245950 by jeb
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  • DREAM QUEST is fun, but it needs some polish as it were. I used it as an example to my kids that they can too make games.
  • TWILIGHT STRUGGLE is exactly that. It's from Playdek and their shit is always top notch. Best card game engine in iOS.
  • I have been enjoying HUMAN RESOURCE MACHINE immensely. It's a pseudocode puzzle game, which is right in my wheelhouse. I will write up a bigger piece for this soon.

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05 Apr 2017 06:54 - 05 Apr 2017 07:01 #245973 by Disgustipater
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FTL works really well with a touch interface. My iPad was just an FTL machine for quite a while.

If you like hard roguelikes, this one is a winnner.

On a separate note, several of my games, like T&E, Can't Stop, and FTL, pop up that warning that they may slow down my iPad. That means they were never updated to 64-bit, and rumor has it that as of iOS 11, they will no longer run. I guess I won't be updating my iPad if that turns out to be true. Just a heads up.
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05 Apr 2017 08:11 #245975 by hotseatgames
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I got Card Thief yesterday. Seems neat. I have FTL on pc, so I don't need another copy of that one. I think I have T&E from my old iPad 2nd generation.

It's amazing how fast this new model is, but I suppose that's to be expected since I've been using an iPad that is 5 years old or so.

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05 Apr 2017 08:34 #245978 by dysjunct
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I'm having a really hard time getting into Card Thief for some reason. Loved Card Crawl but this one isn't grabbing me.

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05 Apr 2017 14:42 #246019 by Vlad
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I like Card Thief better than Card Crawl. It is basically Thief the card game.

Somehow, I got hooked on Elder Scrolls Legends. It is somewhere in between of Magic and Hearthstone, and I found it really easy to get into. Haven't spend a cent on it yet, and don't think ever will.

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05 Apr 2017 14:49 #246021 by Michael Barnes
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Card Thief is BRILLIANT. I think in terms of original IOS card game designs, it is the best.

It is somewhat hard to get a handle on at first...I wasn't very impressed to begin with myself. But when I realized how efficiently it does, as Vlad suggests, capture elements of Thief in a 3x3 card grid, it blew me away. It is all about opportunity and risk- when to take either- and working out how you are going to make it past guards, get behind them for backstabs, avoid traps, avoid light, and have enough stealth to pick up the treasure...which you can let sit and get more valuable.

There are so many brilliant touches to the design- like how you can clear a full board and get all of your stealth back, but it also puts eight new cards out that you may not be in a good position to handle. The way guards "see" is just genius, and the game adds some interesting wrinkles to that. Then you've got equipment cards that you'll agonize over using or waiting for later. And how the number value of cards works is just so smart. It could totally work as a physical tabletop game, a solo game, but it would require a level of admin that would make it undesirable, I think.

I haven't even made it through the second castle yet but the daily challenges are fun and trying to beat your best scores/highest chests is fun.

All in all, it is the only IOS game recently that I've been truly blown away by.
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