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Old 03-20-2012, 11:08 AM
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:32 AM
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Trailer:

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Looks way too interesting to pass up, wish I had an iPad here so I could post impressions...

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Old 03-20-2012, 11:46 AM
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Thanks I was just looking for the trailer link. The game is a lot of fun. I wish I could say more but I've only got a minute right now. You can read a little here:
http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/03/m...k-to-your-ipad
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http://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/90...se-mother-lode
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:08 PM
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Looks interesting. At that price, no reason not to try it... bought!
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:33 PM
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No catch? Really? No IAP's hidden away?

If not this is an amazing price!

Jamie
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:35 PM
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I've only played the tutorial so far, but initial impressions are very positive. The game looks like it will be fun, and appears to have been put together with generous helpings of care and attention to detail. What could quite easily have been a fairly dry and dull affair while still selling itself on the "strategy" angle, actually turns out to possess a good amount of personality and character. The tutorial, by the way, is how tutorials for games like this should be done. In all, happy about picking this up already and I'm yet to even play the game proper. Feels like a steal for a buck at this point.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:28 PM
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Sweet! Can't wait to give this a go.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:37 PM
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I picked this up earlier and must say that I am pleasantly surprised with this new board game app.

To start with the graphics are very nice and the UI maintains the theme of the game whilst being very functional. The hidden information button is great and works well.

Onto the tutorial which to be honest has put many others boardgames to shame. Mother Lode shows how it should be done. It covers the game rules, pieces and a bit of strategy. It also maintains a great air of humour!

Whilst there are clear similarities between this and the board game Survive, there are also substantial differences. Mother Lode is very much its own game. All in all you can tell that the developer has a lot of respect for Survive and has taken care to set his app apart from it.

This was certainly worth $0.99 of my money, an app very well done!

Ralph

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Old 03-20-2012, 05:50 PM
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Played through the tutorial and finished the game. This app is a steal at the price. Highly recommended.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:15 PM
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I like it. A nice example of retro-boardgaming, evoking fond memories of nightlong dicefests when I was a teen. Although I'd wish, there was an option to speed up the AI moves. With four players, it takes quite a while until your next turn.
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