Digidiced, the company that has brought many board game classics to digital platform, now brings us Indian Summer. You may be familiar with the many Uwe Rosenberg games Digidiced already has in their inventory: Le Havre, Patchwork, Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small, Cottage Garden, and Bohnanza: The Duel. The digital version allows players to play in solo mode against three different computer opponents, against friends in local multiplayer, or any player in online mode. It also includes an asynchronous mode that provides notifications when it is your turn. The interactive tutorial easily teaches new players how to play the game. The game is available now on both the Apple App Store and in Google Play. A Steam version is soon to be released. Visit Digidiced to learn more about the digital version of Indian Summer.
A digital game that is set to make its debut at GenCon at the Nauvoo booth from developer Digidiced is also ready for beta invites.
Stockpile, an economic board game with stockholding strategies of buying low and selling high, is combined with other mechanisms to keep players guessing.
Players act as investors hoping to strike it rich, with whomever makes the most money at the end of the game as winner, using both insider information and the stockpile.
Each round, the players are given insider information that will dictate how a stock’s value will change by the end of the round, helping them to decide when to buy and sell.
Players will purchase their stocks by bidding on the stockpiles – that is, piles of cards with a mixture of face-up and face-down cards placed by others. Trading fees can mess up the piles by making players pay more. Players will interact with one another by putting stocks and cards up for auction.
This is a heavy strategy execution game, with players deciding when to sell and when to hang on in hopes of being the majority shareholder.
The game will be available on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android. It will feature online play as well as pass and play and 3 different computer opponent levels. It will also be available in a variety of languages worldwide.
More information can be found out here.
Digidiced announced on Twitter that their next project is Castles of Burgundy. Digidiced is the same team that brought you digital versions of Cottage Garden, Bohnanza: The Duel, Terra Mystica, Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small, Patchwork, and Le Harve to digital platforms. Look for Castles of Burgundy on your favorite digital platform in 2019.
First on the list of news in the board game app world is that Zombie Dice on iOS, after being dormant for nearly 7 years, has reanimated and been updated for modern devices. Now if you are running the latest version of the iOS on your phone or tablet, you will be able to have some fun rolling virtual dice as a zombie now. You can head over to the App Store now and download the new version for free.
Next a new expansion was announced to the popular Terra Mystica app, and this expansion brings in all the goodies from the Fire and Ice expansion of the board game into the app realm. This means you will be able to play with all six of the factions in the expansion, from the powerful Yetis to the rule breaking Shapeshifters. Also being included in this expansion will be a new level of AI, hard level, giving experienced players new challenges in the game. Expected release for the expansion is the first quarter of 2018, so expect to see it available in the app soon. You can download Terra Mystica and preview the new factions on the DigiDiced website.
Last, and by no means least, an old series of gamebooks is being converted into an app called Fighting Fantasy Legends. The book series was called Fighting Fantasy, and was a creation of Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone that was published in the 80s. The books themselves were a mix of choose your own adventure and role playing where you would be choosing the path you would go, but would also be rolling dice for things like combat. The books were very popular and although they have gone through several publishing companies, they are still available today. Now, however, Nomad Games has decided to adapt some of these books, City of Thieves, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain and Citadel of Chaos, into an app. In the game you will exploring the different areas and using cards and dice to perform actions and do battle while deciding who you will help. As you level up you will improve your dice making you stronger, and with tons of choices to be made in a single game, each play to be different than the last. So if you were a fan of the original books, check out the Youtube trailer and then head on over to the Days of Wonder blog for links to purchase the game in your preferred app store.
Fans of Isle of Skye, the tile-laying game published by Lookout Games, were understandably thrilled to hear that Digidiced will be releasing an app version of it sometime in 2018.
To whet the whistles of those who have been salivating for more information, Digidiced released a screenshot of the game, and it definitely looks like it’s going to be a winner, at least graphically. It also highlights the interface they are developing for the game, and it looks pretty interesting as well. They are looking for input on how the interface looks, so give them a shout with your thoughts.
Digidiced has made many well-regarded boardgame apps, such as Terra Mystica, Patchwork, Cottage Garden, Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small, Le Havre: Inland Port, and Bohnanza: the Duel. With that track record, fans can be forgiven their enthusiasm.
Keep an eye on the Digidiced home page or follow them on Twitter for more information as it’s announced. Isle of Skye is scheduled to be released in Q2 2018.
Board games apps continue to flow as they are a great way to play some of our favorite board games where ever we want, like Tsuro and Cottage Garden. The Tsuro update is something that just recently launched on the iOS platform as the latest iOS update included tech to be able to utilize augmented reality. Augmented reality is basically where you can look on your phone for a view of what is front of you, overlaid with information, objects, or other things digitally. What this means is that now you can “play” Tsuro on your real life table via your iPhone. Is this really necessary? No, but it is a cool next step for technology to be able to now see the digital board game on the table in front of you, although still on your screen. You can download the update now on the App Store.
The second announcement is that another of Uwe Rosenburg’s polyomino games was released today, Cottage Garden. The app was designed by the company DigiDiced, known for faithfully and effectively translating other games of his to the digital space. Of course it comes with a list of great features including:
• 2-4 players locally, online or even cross-platform
• Family friendly – non violent theme
• Worldwide ranked multiplayer and casual play with your friends
• fast real time games or asynchronous games with 24 hour time limit per turn
• Easy interactive tutorial to learn the game from scratch
• Analyze your best games or learn tricks from the best with playback
• 3 different computer opponents
You can find out more about the app on their website.
Released today with Cottage Garden was Smash Up, by Nomad Games Ltd (II) and published by Asmodee Digital. It’s features are:
– Online Cross-platform multiplayer: 2 to 4 players
– Play with 4 players or solo against the AI
– 9 faction decks, including the base game set and more: Zombies, Aliens, Dinosaurs, Ninjas, Pirates, Robots, Tricksters, Wizards & Geeks
– Random or manual faction selection
– Fully automated scoring
– Tutorial system plus ‘Step Through’ and ‘Review’ modes to help players learn
– Leader boards & Achievements
– Contains 16 Base cards to compete over
– Languages available: English, French, German
DigiDiced, the folks behind the digital version of Le Havre Inland Port and Patchwork, have announced (through Twitter) that the digital edition of Terra Mystica will soon be released. In their Twitter post they said the game is nearing completion for release in the next couple weeks. Some of the highlights of the app is that it will be available across all platforms (Android, iOS, Mac, and PC), feature AI opponents to play, and out the gate have full cross platform multiplayer. DigiDiced has done great work with their other board game implementations so I am expecting no less from this one, plus the included screen shot looks great. Be on the look out for the game in the various digital stores in the coming weeks.
DIGIDICED, creators of high quality board game apps for Patchwork and Le Havre Inland Port, are bringing yet another Uwe Rosenberg 2-player game to the small screen, Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small. The board game itself took the big game Agricola and trimmed out portions of it like the crops and feeding your people and focused closely on the animal husbandry portion of the game. The digital port of the game will bring that same gameplay to your phone as well as offer some very nice features in the form of cross platform compatibility for online games, a playback feature so you can learn from other people’s games, and a strong AI to play against when going solo. Having personally played the Patchwork app and loving it, I can’t help but be drawn to this app with it’s excellent art, and previous track record of well playing games. You can read the full press release below from DIGIDICED, check out the teaser trailer on Youtube, and look forward to the release of the app this summer.
DIGIDICED Set to Release Uwe Rosenberg’s Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small on the App Store, Google Play & Windows Store
BERLIN — June 23, 2016 — DIGIDICED is proud to reveal that Uwe Rosenberg’s award-winning two-player board game Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small will soon come to Android, iOS, and Windows devices!
In Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small, the player is the owner of an old farmstead with a bit of land. However, a neighboring farmer happens to have a competitive streak — so all bets are off! Both players (human and CPU) must use their wits to acquire and manage both resources and livestock over eight rounds — while attempting to strategically deploy buildings — in a mad dash for farm and fortune.
At its core, Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small is a competitive 1v1 ranch-themed board game. Like previous DIGIDICED releases Le Havre: The Inland Port and Patchwork, it supports cross-platform multiplayer worldwide — allowing Android and iOS players to challenge each other based on their skill (and not which device they happen to own at any particular time).
How to Play
In Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small, each player has three workers that are sent to a nearby village market to acquire resources/livestock. Each of the 16 locations in the market serve a unique purpose — raising livestock, producing resources, or allowing the player to purchase structures. Players take turns placing their workers throughout the market, with each location only capable of supporting one worker per round.
Before players can start breeding animals, they will first need to make sure pastures are fenced. (No one wants their animals to escape!) Once fenced, each pasture can support two animals; special structures (such as a trough or stalls) can be purchased from the village market to increase the amount of animals each pasture can hold. Players can also buy additional plots of land to expand their ranch. At breeding time, all that’s left is to place two animals of the same species in the same pasture — and they’ll take care of the rest 🙂
“We’re thrilled to be working with Uwe Rosenberg once again,” says Felix Dreyfus, CEO of DIGIDICED. “In Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small, every decision matters — even if players can’t quite finish their opposing farmhand with a single blow! Adapting Le Havre: The Inland Port and Patchwork in cooperation with Uwe Rosenberg was a dream come true for everyone on the team. Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small is a great license to work with, and it only strengthens our partnership.”
- Experience another faithful boardgame conversion from the studio behind Le Havre: The Inland Port and Patchwork.
- Engage in exciting 1v1 cross-platform multiplayer matches against players from all over the world.
- Focus on breeding the largest and most varied livestock.
- Use the Playback feature to go over your best games and learn new tricks from the pros.
- Stay on your toes and try to beat the challenging AI.
Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small will be available on the App Store, Google Play and Windows Store in Summer 2016.
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Based in Berlin, DIGIDICED specializes in developing digital versions of well-known board game licenses. The studio’s goal is to deliver high-quality apps of the board games we all know and love. All licensed games have cross-platform multiplayer modes and can be played on iOS, Android, and Windows 10. The small team of board game fanatics includes: Felix Dreyfus, lord of the business stuff and game programmer extraordinaire; Simon Gratwohl, “arch tech wizard” and server architecture keeper; Alexander Ommer, social peacekeeper and quality assurer; and Patrick Soeder, honorable graphics sensei and artistic vision keeper. For more information about DIGIDICED, please visit www.digidiced.com