App description: "Hacienda has all the makings of an excellent iOS game."
review by BoardGameGeek

2006 Golden Geek Best Gamer's Board Game Nominee
2006 International Gamers Awards - General Strategy; Multi-player Nominee
finally on iPad!

Wouldn't you like to be a cowboy? Especially a rich and famous one? In Hacienda you can become an estanciero - an Argentinian animal breeder and landowner. You will compete against other players in order to become the most respected farmer and landowner in the region. You can succeed by breeding animals, bringing their livestock to markets, and claiming and controlling new land.

Hacienda will entertain both beginners and experienced players. It is a strategic family board game, first created by one of the most famous game designers - Wolfgang Kramer and now brought to iPad by us.

You can play Hacienda by yourself (while playing against the computer) or with your friends (sharing one iPad).

An excellent tutorial will easily introduce all rules and teach you how to play.

The game also has a version designed for convenience of the left-handed players.

The offered features:
a tutorial which teaches game rules and basic strategies
a user interface that truly resembles a physical board game and at the same time exploits the advantages of iPad
a dedicated UI version for the left-handed players
an original game art
two different maps (for novices and experts)
three difficulty levels of the computer player
a local multi-player mode (pass-and-play)
07-13-2012, 12:55 PM
#21
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: United States of America
Posts: 2,210
Here is feedback I emailed them today. This is a great game but this ipad implementation doesn't do it justice.


love to see ipad 3 retina....right now it's pretty bad looking.

- two pinch zoom map

- fix rules....
http://www.spielbyweb.com/rules.php?game=11&pg=7
http://www.yucata.de/en/Rules/Hacienda

scoring for markets is right but way it's written in rules is wrong should be 5 markets = 15 ...10 markets 55 points
see tables in either set of rules on spielbyweb or yucata

also there is NO Phase 1 x 2 ...not sure how you even came up with that. 💩The game scores Phase 1 + Phase 2 and that's it.

- snap to grid....right now it goes crazy blinking as one is trying to place land tile or animal tile.

- change water placement.....it is cumbersome.....perhaps tap once to select tile to place then tap again to rotate and have below or above (depending on where placed on map) with a checkmark for affirmative or a X for cancel placement of water tile.
02-22-2013, 02:34 PM
#22
On sale for a dollar this weekend.
04-16-2014, 11:22 AM
#23
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 2,899
They put out an update yesterday fixing the crash in the tutorial. There was also a note in the update saying they would be closing in May and to make sure and update. I take it this means the game will no longer be available for download on the store or from your purchase history, so if anyone has purchased this game and wants to have it on their device, now is the time.
04-16-2014, 11:36 AM
#24
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Washington D.C.
Posts: 3,144
Quote:
Originally Posted by ojtitus View Post
They put out an update yesterday fixing the crash in the tutorial. There was also a note in the update saying they would be closing in May and to make sure and update. I take it this means the game will no longer be available for download on the store or from your purchase history, so if anyone has purchased this game and wants to have it on their device, now is the time.
Thanks for the heads up

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