App description: "The Jam" is a popular board game for children and adults. And now
cooking jams, doing fruit salads and baking pies is possible on iPad.

What is the goal of the game?

Your task is to make as many jams as possible and to bake different
pies. Except, before the game beginning you will receive tasks:
what jams are more important to you. For completing tasks
victory points also are added. Your rivals have others tasks, but
a basket with berries is one for all - try not to give your opponents
the necessary components.

Each card can be both the recipe, and an ingridient. For example, to make
strawberry jam, you need the recipe of strawberry jam (on the top part of a
card) and a strawberry (on the lower part of another card).

Don't forget about fruit salads - they will help you to gather even more points.

For whom is this game?

For children and adults. You surely will like heroes of game:
Karlsmen, Bear (and Masha), and also possibility to weld special cone
jam!

Shortly we will add a network mode - watch for updates.

sizzlakalonji's comments:
This is a conversion of a Russian board game, and its quite fun.



Here's the link to the physical game:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/103828/the-jam
11-12-2012, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by LordGek View Post
While it might just be me sucking, the AI seems darn competent, with them more often than not able to reach almost all of the bonus objectives (thus the AI isn't just blindly making jams and pies but focusing on whatever it needs to do to create all of the game's randomly chosen bonus objective pie/jam/ingredients)!

I love that even final weird twist of the "Bonus Ingredients" which is based on the ingredients showing on all of the recepies the player had created that match the random list of 4 ingredients...so it's based on those normally meaningless/unused ingredients on the bottom half of the player's created recipes!
I don't think it's you sucking at all. The AI is really good. I win probably 1 or 2 games in 5! The AI doesn't seem to make a wasted play.

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11-13-2012, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by sizzlakalonji View Post
I don't think it's you sucking at all. The AI is really good. I win probably 1 or 2 games in 5! The AI doesn't seem to make a wasted play.
I think, way back, when I read, "'The Jam' is a popular board game for children and adults.", I almost assumed it would be a bit on the fluffy side as we wouldn't want to make it too tough for the kids...but clearly this game says, "Kid or not, get ready for some intense stuff!"

My only minor whine at this point, why not make it more clear which of the AI's completed recipes are already a parts of bonus sets (as they do for you the human player)?

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Last edited by LordGek; 11-13-2012 at 07:18 AM.
02-16-2013, 03:55 PM
#13
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Katy, Texas USA
Posts: 825
I am really enjoying The Jam. Thanks for the recommendation.

Any idea whether the developer plans to update the game with game saves and the promised multiplayer?

Current Favorites: Lords of Waterdeep, Ascension, Cafe International, Lost Cities, and Agricola.

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02-16-2013, 05:10 PM
#14
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Originally Posted by cprloe View Post
I am really enjoying The Jam. Thanks for the recommendation.

Any idea whether the developer plans to update the game with game saves and the promised multiplayer?
I certainly hope so, but I'm not necessarily counting on it.

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