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Board Games For the iPad/iPad mini?

11-05-2012, 04:11 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 4
Board Games For the iPad/iPad mini?

With iOS 5, game center started having the ability to handle turn based social games. Letterpress is the first really well known game taking advantage of this feature.

I'm an iOS developer and am interested in using this feature in a board type game. I'm actually curious why nobody has done this yet( besides EA ).

For instance, one of the first games I ever played on the iPad was Small World and immediately thought how cool it would be if it could have networked turn-based multi-player capabilities.

The purpose of this post is to ask if there are actually people interested in playing board type games on their iPad?

I'm thinking more of the style of hardcore games, where there is great strategy involved with a strong theme.

If you're reading this, please let me know your thoughts.
11-05-2012, 04:17 PM
#2
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,208
Are you using the same iPad as me? There's tons of turn-based board games, most with asynch play. Some use Gamecenter, some roll their own.
11-05-2012, 04:29 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,897
I have three folders full dedicated to board and card games on my iPad, with many more I still wish to buy in my wishlist. So hell yes, I love my iPad for board gaming as it is a great way to get that in while nt having to labor through lulling out boxes, finding people to play and setting up the game. Mind you I am right there with you with games like Small World, Alien Frontier, Yggdrasil, Elder Scrolls Omen, Ghost Stories and many like them.

I dream one day I will get a app version of Twilight Imperium, A Game of Thrones, Descent, Android, Android: Netrunner, Arkham Horror and Runebound but dreamers will have to dream!
11-05-2012, 08:21 PM
#4
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/blog/164/ios-board-games
http://ipadboardgames.org/
11-05-2012, 09:12 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 2,717
Quote:
Originally Posted by crunc View Post
Are you using the same iPad as me? There's tons of turn-based board games, most with asynch play. Some use Gamecenter, some roll their own.
+1

I already own dozens of turn-based board and card games with asynchronous play.

Social Games: Pocket Mine 2, Terra Battle, FF Record Keeper, PAD
GameCenter: StriveMind