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App description: A space-themed strategy board game for the whole family. Players control miners on a dying planet and compete to escape with the most ore. Inspired by board games of old, Mother Lode provides many new twists to keep you on the edge of your seat until the final score is revealed.

Do you keep your miners on the planet to boost your score, or just cut and run? Will you use your actions to help yourself or to hinder your opponents?

Mother Lode introduces a unique system for viewing player-specific information. Look at sensitive info in real-time while other players are taking their actions - all without anyone else peeking.

* Free version supports two players human versus computer
* Each planet tile reveals one of 14 possible actions
* Strategic thinking and adaptability required to maximize your score
* Opponent miner values are hidden until the end of the game
* Three creature types are out to thwart you
* High resolution graphics enabled by the new iPad
* Fly escape pods, create wormholes, mine the planet, and escape before the planet explodes!

Upgrade to the full version via in-app purchase to gain the following benefits:
* Play with a full four players, with any combination of human or computer
* Stay up to date with all gameplay enhancements - the free version will always only contain the base rule set
* Get a warm fuzzy from supporting the developer (I'd really appreciate it)

scartier's comments:
Hi everyone,

I just released a free version of my iPad board game, Mother Lode. The thread for the full version is here.

The free version lets you play a two-player human versus computer match without restriction. There's an IAP to unlock the full game, which enables all four players with any combination of human and computer.

I hope making a free version will encourage more people to check it out. Let me know any questions or problems you might have.



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04-13-2012, 03:49 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 818
Thanks... I'll try it out.
04-13-2012, 03:53 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 607
Definitely recommend if you like board games.

It's quite good, especially considering it's primarily a one-man project.

The full game is on sale for only a buck now, too, so if you like it be sure to grab it.
04-13-2012, 04:03 PM
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Mountain View, CA
Posts: 24
Thanks sladeums. The unlock IAP in the free version will track the full game price. They are both currently $0.99.