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  • Publisher: USM
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 155.9 MB
  • Version: 1.5
  • Price: $2.99
  • Average User Rating: 3 (1)
App description: Follow the intricate paths of Celtic stones in an exciting race for the highest score.

Play numbered cards to move your figures as far as possible along the colored paths of stone and try to collect valuable wishing stones and bonus points on your way to beat your opponents!

A clever strategy playing your cards, collecting tiles and choosing paths and some luck of the draw lead to victory. Play as many cards as possible in the right order - but never lose track of your opponents' tactics!

Use the iPad like a game board: The "table mode" and the original graphics create an authentic board game atmosphere. Or play online with up to 3 other players via Game-Center and master even the most challenging achievements.

This faithful adaptation of the original Keltis board game includes the first path of the solitaire mode "Keltis Campaign" which offers a challenging single player experience with increasing difficulty and was created specifically for solo play by the game's designer Dr. Reiner Knizia.

But thats not all: The three remaining paths of the campaign can be unlocked via In App Purchase. The expansion set "New Challenges" is also available for download as InApp purchase directly from the game. It includes a completely new board layout with matched AI controlled opponents for hours of fun.

Features:

- New iPad optimized graphics
- Three difficulty settings for beginners and experts
- Easy rules based on the original board game
- Comprehensive tutorial
- Local table mode and online play for up to 4 players
- Game Center support: Global high score lists and 22 challenging achievements
- English and German language supported
- Three additional paths of the "Keltis Campaign" available as In App Purchase
- Expansion "New Challenges" available as In App Purchase

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11-15-2011, 09:12 AM
#2
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Oh.

I'm on it as this UI layout is much more useful than the iPhone version!

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11-15-2011, 09:28 AM
#3
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Is it just me or are the IAPs not working as of yet?

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11-15-2011, 09:36 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
Is it just me or are the IAPs not working as of yet?
Not just you, LG. Not working for me either.

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11-15-2011, 09:41 AM
#5
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So as a solo game, is this pretty good? I am not sure I see myself playing this online.
11-15-2011, 09:59 AM
#6
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Is this an official RK-authorized version or a knock-off?

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11-15-2011, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by BazookaTime View Post
So as a solo game, is this pretty good? I am not sure I see myself playing this online.
I never played online, and I've had it on my phone for months. Quite good as a solo game, especially on the campaign.

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11-15-2011, 10:01 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tecwrtr View Post
Is this an official RK-authorized version or a knock-off?
Official version. Just a HD version of the iPhone version that's been available for a long time.

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11-15-2011, 10:05 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BazookaTime View Post
So as a solo game, is this pretty good? I am not sure I see myself playing this online.
As I recall it was, it's been a while.

This is essentially a sequel of sorts to Reiner Knizia's Lost Cities but with some board movement thrown in and a few extra twists. The core mechanics work decently as a solo game or against AI opponents.

If you have Facebook you can at least give the online solo Lost Cities game a go and have a clue what this game would be like:

https://www.facebook.com/apps/applic...529443&sk=wall

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11-15-2011, 10:10 AM
#10
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To further confuse things there is also this floating about in the AppStore (which is the sequel to the game of this thread):




It was decent but I thought a little too confusing and, from what I gathered from others at the time, the AI didn't provide that great of a challenge once you did figure out the mechanics (as I recall it played fairly conservative and predictably which you could then use to your advantage).

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