DICETINY: The Lord of the Dice (iOS)
A funny board game with RPG and CCG elements developed by Korean studio Fakedice. The story of Dicetiny: The Lord of the Dice is a humorous paraphrase of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. The game takes place in a realm called Middle-Board and its plot focuses on the legendary magic dice which were given to all races, except for goblins. The goblins decided to sow discord among the dice-bearers by spreading rumors of the one dice that rules them all. During the game players join the selected race. The action takes place on several boards where the players must face various challenges and objectives. One can deal with them with special cards that are collected as the game progresses. In addition to that, we level up each time our pawn makes a full lap around the board. In contrast to classic, rivalry-based board games, the key to success in DICETINY lies is cooperation of all players.
Party 17 March 2016
A social application for mobile devices created by Nintendo. It allows us to share interesting curiosities concerning ourselves with others and conversely - one can learn something interesting about other users. Thanks to extensive personalization possibilities, Miitomo allows us to create unique three-dimensional avatars - the players are capable not only of modifying their avatars' appearances, but also their voices and personalities. The player answers the questions asked by the avatar so it learns about the user, whose friends can see the answers and comment on them. The photo mode is a different feature - the player chooses the scenery and pose. Then they put different effects on. Photos can be shared with friends on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The program offers numerous mini-games, such as Miitomo Drop, in which the player drops Mii to the board containing obstacles - depending where they land, the player receives different rewards. Although the game is free-to-play, it features optional microtransactions.
Shuffle Cats (iOS)
Party 13 October 2016
An online card game from King studio, known from its many casual projects. Shuffle Cats takes place in London of the 20s, though it does strand a lot from historical truth, as it takes to roofs of buildings, where the titular, bipedal cats compete playing a card game. The latter is mostly based on rummy, with the only important addition being the so called lucky plays, through usage of special skills that help us win. The title focuses on multiplayer mode, as it offers a complex matchmaking system, social options and in-game chat. We can also unlock special challenges that present us with certain tasks and follow different rules.
Le Havre: The Inland Port (iOS)
Party 10 November 2015
A mobile adaptation of a popular board game by Uwe Rosenberg, developed by the German Digidiced. Similarly to the original, the gameplay boils down to a struggle between two persons competing for the title of the owner of the most profitable port in the eponymous French city. The game is turn-based and involves proper infrastructure management, buying and selling buildings, as well as trading supplies. Le Havre: The Inland Port allows you to play against the artificial intelligence or living opponents (in hot seat mode or via the Internet). The gameplay is asynchronous, so we can compete with several rivals at the same time. The title offers relatively simple graphics, inspired to a large extent by the board original.