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  • Publisher: USM
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 288.0 MB
  • Version: 2.3
  • Price: $2.99
  • Average User Rating: 4.5 (2)
App description: Experience thrilling matches in Wars of the Roses The Rose King either against your friends, players worldwide or against the AI in the campaign mode. Which player will apply the best tactics and get the right cards?

Wars of the Roses is a card game about influence and territories. It is set in 15th-century England where two families the House of York under the white rose and the House of Lancaster under the red rose are fighting a fierce war for the English crown. Which family can seize upon more territories and thus more influence than the other? With the right tactics its up to you to decide in the rose war.
Exciting medieval board game tactics based upon the classic and awarded original board game by Dirk Henn.
There are three very important rules that are easy to learn:

I. To claim a territory, use the might cards to move the kings crown in the direction and over the distance indicated.
II. Use one out of four heroes at your disposal to snatch a previously claimed territory from your enemy.
III. The player who controls the largest coherent territory at the end of the game wins the game.

Wars of the Roses can be played against the computer, with friends either on the same device or via Bluetooth, or via the internet with players from all over the world.

Compare your tactics skills to members of the global Wars of the Roses community with the aid of the scoreboard and the achievements available in the Game Center.


FEATURES
Simple rules quickly provide lots of fun
Challenging AI (three levels) and exciting single-player campaign
Three different multiplayer options: on the same device, via Bluetooth, via the internet
Scoreboards for the best of the best
The board game classic by Dirk Henn



FEEDBACK FROM OUR FANS
Love the game and love the app. - ZugzwangNC
Very original game, beautifully implemented, whether you play online, or the multiple scenarios against the AI. - Ericlepreu
Very nice game and very polished and playable - Readerjoe93
Im a fan to the original board game and glad to see it on iOS - typo_kign
"Over all it is a great implementation of a unique game with interesting gameplay." longago


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12-19-2011, 09:26 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,803
This is the game now known as Richard III, correct? I believe it is only for two players. Probably going to pick it up though...looks pretty excellent and I assume that it has asynchronous multiplayer...

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms

12-20-2011, 10:38 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,712
With all of the big releases out, it's not too surprising that this isn't getting any attention. I bought it, and I think it's a lot of fun. It really fits the old cliche of "easy to learn, hard to master". I picked up the rules almost immediately, then proceeded to lose my first two matches against the easy AI. I won my third, but it was still close. This has multiple AI levels, plus a campaign single player mode. I haven't tried the GC multiplayer yet, but it's there. It's a well designed, polished app. Here is the link to the physical game for those interested:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardga...s-of-the-roses

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12-20-2011, 12:13 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 3,157
Does it have asyncronous multiplayer (like in Carcassonne)?
12-20-2011, 01:22 PM
#5
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,245
I'm really confused. This looks far more abstract than the game at BGG. I really like how this looks! Can somebody help clear the confusion?
12-20-2011, 01:26 PM
#6
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by Misguided View Post
I'm really confused. This looks far more abstract than the game at BGG. I really like how this looks! Can somebody help clear the confusion?
Not having played the physical version, I'm not really able to compare. All I can say is that I wouldn't really call it abstract. It almost compares to checkers believe it or not! Obviously, there is a lot more involved, but I'm serious when I say that the basic rules can be picked up in about 5 minutes. The mechanics are really simple. I'm sure strategy could get quite deep, but that would come with time.

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12-20-2011, 02:00 PM
#7
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 117
Does it play like checkers? If so, I'm a bit dissapointed. Was kind of intrigued by the looks of this game
12-20-2011, 02:01 PM
#8
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fractalrock View Post
Does it play like checkers? If so, I'm a bit dissapointed. Was kind of intrigued by the looks of this game
I think you're kind of missing the point...the mechanics are a bit like checkers. Moving pieces forward, backward, diagonal, etc., but the gameplay is more complex.

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12-20-2011, 02:02 PM
#9
Joined: Jan 2009
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fractalrock View Post
Does it play like checkers? If so, I'm a bit dissapointed. Was kind of intrigued by the looks of this game
I don't think so. It looks more like Go actually, or Blokus, a territory control game. I have Ingenious and Keltis from the same developer, and both are very good.
12-20-2011, 02:15 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 8,250
Huh, where are Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner?

Just kidding. Might have to read up on this as I'm not familiar with the board game. Like to know what makes it more complicated/interesting than checkers since that's all you really get from the screenshots.