App description: Puerto Rico has finally gone mobile! Experience one of the worlds most popular board games in stunning HD and with fast, crisp game play.

Travel back in time to the days of colonial Spain and become one of Puerto Ricos island governors. Prospect for gold, plant crops, and build up your economy in an epic quest for island domination. Players will have to take on the roles of mayors, settlers, traders, captains, and craftsmen to beat out their opponents.

Features include:
Beautiful HD graphics include new building designs and animated, in-game cut scenes.
Compete against up to four other players, and mix and match between the computer, your friends (pass and play and local connectivity), or other players online through the Game Center.
Specially designed tutorial and in-game Help feature for those new to the game (or anyone who might want a brief brush-up on the rules).
Automatic resource distribution: no more fumbling with tiny board pieces.
No set up of the game required! Press Play and get started. And best of all, no tidying up after a match.

So dust off your conquistador hat, pull out your doubloons, and join the over 250,000 fans who have already fallen in love with Puerto Rico.

In addition to being ranked number one for eight years in a row on BoardGameGeek.com, Puerto Rico has also received the following awards:

German Games Award
Austrian Gaming Experts Award
Game of the Year Nominee, Germany
United States International Gaming Award
And many more

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Puerto Rico has finally gone mobile! Experience one of the world’s most popular board games in stunning HD and with fast, crisp game play.

Travel back in time to the days of colonial Spain and become one of Puerto Rico’s island governors. Prospect for gold, plant crops, and build up your economy in an epic quest for island domination. Players will have to take on the roles of mayors, settlers, traders, captains, and craftsmen to beat out their opponents.

Features include:
► Beautiful HD graphics include new building designs and animated, in-game cut scenes.
► Compete against up to four other players, and mix and match between the computer, your friends (pass and play and local connectivity), or other players online through the Game Center.
► Specially designed tutorial and in-game Help feature for those new to the game (or anyone who might want a brief brush-up on the rules).
► Automatic resource distribution: no more fumbling with tiny board pieces.
► No set up of the game required! Press “Play” and get started. And best of all, no tidying up after a match.

So dust off your conquistador hat, pull out your doubloons, and join the over 250,000 fans who have already fallen in love with Puerto Rico.

In addition to being ranked number one for eight years in a row on BoardGameGeek.com, Puerto Rico has also received the following awards:

► German Games Award
► Austrian Gaming Experts Award
► Game of the Year Nominee, Germany
► United States International Gaming Award
► And many more …
08-03-2011, 09:58 PM
#21
Finally...now give me Agricola and all will be well in the world
08-03-2011, 10:39 PM
#22
Dear Publisher,

Will Puerto Rico be released in Hong Kong App Store?



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Originally Posted by Ravensburger View Post
Hi everyone - we are more than excited by all the buzz this has been getting around the world! With only a few more hours left before the global launch, we would love to continue to answer your questions.

1. AI: There are various levels of AI, depending on which opponents you choose. When you go to choose the AI you play against, look under their photo on the selection screen and it will say Hard / Medium / Easy.

2. Statistics: You can keep track of your stats, and those of your opponents through the universal standard ELO method which can be found in the player rankings.

3. Async: We thought long and hard about this, and decided to stay true to the board game roots of this game and provide a live multi-player experience instead of a delayed turn based approach. This can be seen in the pass-and-play setup as well, where the board will actually turn on the table to orient itself to face where on the table a player is sitting.


4. Price: The launch sale price is $7.99, but wont last long! The set price for Puerto Rico is $9.99 USD

Happy to answer additional questions as you have them!

08-03-2011, 10:42 PM
#23
I am taking the liberty and answer that on behalf: yes, it is already in HK Store:

http://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/puerto-rico-hd/id438437326?mt=8

Also, when will the intro sales end?

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08-03-2011, 10:47 PM
#24
Was excited for this but decided to wait to see if they eventually put in async, staying true to the roots is cool, but so is bein able to play the game when you have the time, and having multiple games going at once. I don't have the time to dedicate to sitting down and playing a whole game at once, I guess this would be alright for people who already spen time playing board games for real, but is no longer appealing to me.
08-03-2011, 10:55 PM
#25
For board games and card games, the async play (or PBEM for old schoolers) is a beauty to include. And this is what makes computer board games stand out from their physical counterpart...

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

Honestly, I was never terribly good at games. - Finch (PoI S2E16)
08-03-2011, 11:12 PM
#26
Quote:
Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
For board games and card games, the async play (or PBEM for old schoolers) is a beauty to include. And this is what makes computer board games stand out from their physical counterpart...
Agreed! Please consider async play in a future update! For me, games like Carcassonne, Samurai and Ascension will always get played before games like Ticket to Ride. I always have a game of those first three going on, but I have to block off at least 15-20 minutes for Ticket to Ride, which means I'm usually lucky to get in more than a game or two a week of that.
08-03-2011, 11:13 PM
#27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ravensburger View Post
3. Async: We thought long and hard about this, and decided to stay true to the board game roots of this game and provide a live multi-player experience instead of a delayed turn based approach. This can be seen in the pass-and-play setup as well, where the board will actually turn on the table to orient itself to face where on the table a player is sitting.
Bad choice. I'll keep my money and continue to play Carcassonne and Ascension. I hope you reconsider.
08-04-2011, 12:06 AM
#28
The tutorial is ok, but as someone who has never played before I still feel pretty lost after playing the tutorial and my first game. There's a lot to absorb all at once. I'm hoping a second trip thru the tutorial will help.

Is the fact that you can only see how many victory points an opponent has while they are acting intentional? It seems like an odd decision.

I think I'm going to like it once I have a better grip on things.

Then you need to dip your fingers in some mayo and smear it all over your iDevice screen for greater REALISM!
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08-04-2011, 12:24 AM
#29
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Posts: 3,031
Coming from apposition of nit liking async play, I niw think it is folly to release a board game WITHOUT it.

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08-04-2011, 12:50 AM
#30
Puerto Rico is one of the best board games ever made.

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