• Publisher: Timecode
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 45.4 MB
  • Version: 1.08
  • Price: $3.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.5 (2)
App description: Totems is a new board game featuring: maps, topology and of course strategy! If you enjoy Risk, Carcassonne, Go, Stratego, or even Uno or Solitaire, you will love the easy-to-learn, hard-to-master fun of this game.

@ 148 Apps: Its addicting, a pleasure to play, and has earned a permanent spot on my device.

@ App Advice: It is heavy on strategy, but light on rules... you will be guaranteed endless amounts of fun.

@ Pocket Tactics: Totems manages to challenge some of the basic assumptions of strategy gaming with its all-or-nothing take on territory control, while still being simple enough to learn in an afternoon. For that alone, it deserves to plant its standard on your iDevices shores. Score: 5 of 5!

@ App Store: Featured by Apple in "Best New Games!"


The game design is derived from the world-famous 4-Color Map Theorem. The randomness of the totems in your hand, the changing colors of the territories, the variety of the maps, and the cleverness of your opponents will all conspire to make each turn a fun and interesting challenge.

The object of the game is to place carved animal pieces (totems) on the map in order to claim territories. Each turn you will place matching totems on adjacent territories to expand your control of the map. The player who conquers the most territories when the map is full, wins. A game of Totems can be finished super-quickly or slowly, depending on your skills and your approach.


===> Offline and Online Game Modes
Match wits against computer-controlled characters. Take on your friends in Multi-player mode over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Or compete with random internet players, any time of day.

===> Opposing General A.I.
Battle 5 generals: Scout, Warrior, Shaman, War Chief, and more. Each with different personalities and skills that range from easy to hard. Youll need to keep your wits sharp to beat them all!

===> Build Your Rep
Take your picture and easily create a custom icon with your face on it! Every player is given an ELO rating like in chess, that tells opponents your relative level of skill and experience.

===> Maps
Maps come in all shapes and sizes with varying numbers of territories and difficulty level. Update your app for new releases.

===> HD Graphics and Sound.
It's more than just a board game when you hear the whistle of the wind, the cry of a wolf, and watch the clouds glide across the map. The "Spaghetti Western" musical track completes the engrossing experience!

For online games you must register in Game Center

TouchArcade Bot's comments:

08-13-2013, 01:18 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Ankh-Morpork
Posts: 2,542
Totems just got a pretty significant update:

What's New in Version 1.06

Major update with many new features:
1) New maps: Africa, Australia, Fjords and Labyrinth
2) New Challenge System
3) UI and Multiplayer improvements
Each of the new maps has the same number of territories as one of the existing game boards: Labyrinth has 16 territories, Australia 24, Africa 36, and Fjords 48. To access the new maps you can either simply pay $1 for each, or beat a number of different challenges on the map to which it is tied. For example, one of the challenges required to unlock Australia is to totally dominate Volcano Island and win with only your own colour left on the map.

Some of the challenges can be tricky (challenging, one might say), but I finished all of them within two hours, so I'd say there's no real need to fork out unless you're impatient.

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10-14-2013, 04:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,150
I'm pretty late to the party in regards to Game of Thrones, but had to chuckle in an episode I just watched (Rains of Castamere, S3 E9) where I swear the Starks were plotting out their big military campaign with Wolf and Lion pawns from this game.

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11-24-2013, 06:50 AM
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 4
Anyone else having an issue with async multiplayer? I find that when a game ends with my friends, Totems just clears it away. If I'm not watching the game when the final move is played, I don't get to see who won or what move they made or even the final standings.

Happening to anyone else?

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