App description: TUAW Review: "Serious board game fans have been anxiously waiting for this app ever since it was announced and I'm happy to say that this latest Reiner Knizia port to the digital realm is totally worth the wait."

Through the Desert is one of the best known games by legendary board game designer Dr. Reiner Knizia. In this masterpiece of the light strategy genre, up to four players compete for control over the desert.

The game is quick to learn and relies on very simple rules. At the same time, it has an enormous depth - similar to board game classics like Go and Reversi.

Through the Desert fits excellently on an iPad, allowing up to four players to play on the same device. If you need additional challenges, the game also includes artificial intelligence players and allows you to challenge your friends over the net.
05-16-2011, 11:17 AM
#71
This has dropped to $1.99, FYI. I have it, but for some reason have never quite managed to give it a real shot. I need to do that....
01-27-2013, 10:47 AM
#72
I just viewed Tom Vassal's review of Through the Desert on the Dicetower and the pieces finally clicked and I won my first game ever.

01-27-2013, 11:31 AM
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I just viewed Tom Vassal's review of Through the Desert on the Dicetower and the pieces finally clicked and I won my first game ever.
This one has never given me a problem. The Knizia game that continues to vex me is Tigris & Euphrates.

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01-27-2013, 11:59 AM
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This one has never given me a problem. The Knizia game that continues to vex me is Tigris & Euphrates.
I haven't tried Tigris & Euphrates yet. Working my way through all these eurogames slowly but steadily...
01-27-2013, 01:02 PM
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I just viewed Tom Vassal's review of Through the Desert on the Dicetower and the pieces finally clicked and I won my first game ever.
It might just be me making the connection, but I think this might be a good gateway to Kingdom Builder as they both have somewhat similar vibes to me.

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01-27-2013, 03:28 PM
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It might just be me making the connection, but I think this might be a good gateway to Kingdom Builder as they both have somewhat similar vibes to me.
They are quite similar, but I almost wonder if Kingdom Builder needs a gateway! I found that game pretty straightforward.

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01-27-2013, 03:34 PM
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They are quite similar, but I almost wonder if Kingdom Builder needs a gateway! I found that game pretty straightforward.
Okay, maybe Kingdom Builder is a gateway to this game then?

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01-27-2013, 05:21 PM
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Okay, maybe Kingdom Builder is a gateway to this game then?
Ha! You may be right.

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01-27-2013, 05:33 PM
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This one has never given me a problem. The Knizia game that continues to vex me is Tigris & Euphrates.
I love me some turn based/board games, but I honestly found T&E impenetrable for some reason. Just way too abstract I think.

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01-27-2013, 06:24 PM
#80
I do not get Kingdom Builder anyway, the tutorial is still too confusing to me. May be I try this first.

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