App description: Boardgamegeek.com:
4/5 San Juan is one of my favorite card games and this implementation on iOS does it justice.

Slidetoplay.com:
3/4 "San Juan is an excellent card game."

Apptudes.com:
4/5 "A definite must-buy for fans of card games, or those looking for a little bit of strategy on their iPhone or iPad."

Gamezebo.com:
4.5/5 "Its well worth the price of admission.

148Apps.com:
4.5/5 The card game variant of big box board game Puerto Rico outshines its big brother in many respects.

Pocketgamer.co.uk:
8/10 "Well built and easy to pick up, San Juan is an intriguing game of building and trade."

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The exciting card game based on the award-winning board game Puerto Rico is finally available for iPhone and iPad. Experience the Spanish colonisation once again with San Juan.

Puerto Rico is at its prime. But can the same be said of this beautiful islands capital city? Take on the role of the governor, builder, producer, trader or councilor and bring the city wealth and prestige. Are you smart enough to build the most profitable production facilities? Can you outdo your competitors with the most important buildings? Each building, whether a palace, poorhouse, smithy or silver smelter have their advantages. Who will finally win the battle for supremacy in San Juan?

Features:

Digital adaptation of the card game based on Puerto Rico.
Designed by Andreas Seyfarth.
Stand-alone game, can be played without having played Puerto Rico.
Interactive tutorial to make San Juan easier to play.
Full Retina support on iPhone and iPad.
Play with up to three other players or computer opponents on one iDevice, or play online with players from all over the world via Game Center.
Discover new tactics and ways to become the ruler of San Juan!
No need to assemble: simply start the game to enter the colonial world! And best of all: no need to put away the game once you have finished playing.



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Mythbuster's comments:
Hi Folks,
the great Boardgame San Juan is on the way: From the 02.08. it will be online:

08-02-2012, 12:28 AM
#11
8 bucks? It's free on Android....
08-02-2012, 12:36 AM
#12
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
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Originally Posted by veggieh8r View Post
8 bucks? It's free on Android....
You mean the non official clone, Condado? I don't really think game developers take the price of their clones into consideration...

08-02-2012, 01:02 AM
#13
And bought! A very good alternative to Puerto rico when time is on the short side or you want a lighter, but similar, experience.

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08-02-2012, 01:12 AM
#14
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Singapore
Posts: 513
Cool, San Juan on iOS!
$7.99, not cool. The physical card game is only $20 from Amazon, why is this so expensive?
08-02-2012, 01:45 AM
#15
I'll buy this. Hell, I buy almost anything Ravensburger. But $8 is getting up there. Hope this slope isn't slippery.

I play lots of games, especially async ones. You can add me on GC: geoelectric
08-02-2012, 01:48 AM
#16
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Originally Posted by justln View Post
Cool, San Juan on iOS!
$7.99, not cool. The physical card game is only $20 from Amazon, why is this so expensive?
Well the guy who programmed all the little things like UI, AI etc. want to pay his rent and buy food for the family ...

Really, I cannot hear all the complain about the price of iOS Games ...

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08-02-2012, 02:12 AM
#17
Quote:
Originally Posted by justln View Post
Cool, San Juan on iOS!
$7.99, not cool. The physical card game is only $20 from Amazon, why is this so expensive?
Actually I think if you put it like this, it's cheap. If instead you compare it to some other IOS card games it's expensive.

But bottom line is, if it's a great game with good solid AI then this has to represent decent value for money, surely?

Jamie
08-02-2012, 02:27 AM
#18
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Singapore
Posts: 513
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mythbuster View Post
Well the guy who programmed all the little things like UI, AI etc. want to pay his rent and buy food for the family ...

Really, I cannot hear all the complain about the price of iOS Games ...
It's $7.99 for porting a boardgame where the rules, design, cards and mechanics have already been developed.

In comparison, Ticket to Ride is $1.99 and has Multiplayer as well as Singleplayer.
But I digress, it might be cheap to you. I'm just saying $7.99 will deter many people from looking at this even if it's good.

Last edited by justln; 08-02-2012 at 02:35 AM.
08-02-2012, 02:36 AM
#19
Wow, two very nice boardgames for iOS in one week! First Caf International, then San Juan. Instabuy!
08-02-2012, 05:48 AM
#20
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Ankh-Morpork
Posts: 2,542
Quote:
Originally Posted by geoelectric View Post
But $8 is getting up there. Hope this slope isn't slippery.
What, you mean the trend of developers charging entirely reasonable prices for their products instead of driving themselves out of the market trying to compete at the $1 price point? This is certainly a trend that should continue.

Quote:
Originally Posted by justln View Post
It's $7.99 for porting a boardgame where the rules, design, cards and mechanics have already been developed.
"Porting" in that sense implies that the developer just crammed a copy of the boardgame into a DVD drive/USB port and the game magically came into being. Physical copies of the cards may have existed, but none of the AI, UI, mechanics, artwork, sound effects, etc. existed in digital form before the developers spent time and money creating them. It's one thing to say the rules were already around in a paper gameplay manual, but another thing entirely to actually make those mechanics work in a video game adaptation.

Quote:
I'm just saying $7.99 will deter many people from looking at this even if it's good.
Carcassonne is NZ$13.99 and has done exceedingly well.

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