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, 05:52 AM
#21
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Originally Posted by Appletini View Post
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.



"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.



Carcassonne is NZ$13.99 and has done exceedingly well.
Thanks a lot!

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08-02-2012, 06:23 AM
#22
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http://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/12...lease-san-juan

Just read the amount of comments about the price. $8 is not much but a iOS San Juan is not $8 worth for me.

08-02-2012, 06:31 AM
#23
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Originally Posted by justln View Post
Just read the amount of comments about the price. $8 is not much but a iOS San Juan is not $8 worth for me.
So the answer is simple: Let it be, do not buy it!

I want to be sure that Ravensburger will make more great iOS Versions of Boardgames ... and they will do this only if they can pay the people who are working on this ...

I think most of the people who want to get a game for a Buck don't work at all ... otherwise they would know what it mean if you have to life from your work ...

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08-02-2012, 07:19 AM
#24
I can't understand this discussion! 8$ for a good app - that's the price I pay for 2 beers in Germany. Even though I drink quite slowly, I should have more good time enjoying the game, than drinking my beers.
08-02-2012, 07:44 AM
#25
The problem here isn't the price at all for me, just the lack of async, and it seems like it will be addressed at some point. When it's async I'm sold.

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08-02-2012, 07:59 AM
#26
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Originally Posted by Tyska View Post
I can't understand this discussion! 8$ for a good app - that's the price I pay for 2 beers in Germany. Even though I drink quite slowly, I should have more good time enjoying the game, than drinking my beers.
To be fair, "I can't personally justify paying $8 for this game," is perfectly acceptable, whereas, "The game is overpriced, end of story; it should be $1," is not.
08-02-2012, 08:03 AM
#27
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Originally Posted by Appletini View Post
To be fair, "I can't personally justify paying $8 for this game," is perfectly acceptable, whereas, "The game is overpriced, end of story; it should be $1," is not.

OK, there I would agree!

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08-02-2012, 09:56 AM
#28
Gameplay Video please
08-02-2012, 10:16 AM
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Gameplay Video please

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08-02-2012, 07:57 PM
#30
This game is a *Master piece* !!!!

Never played the board game. Willing to try it now.
I am like a crack head in a room full of crack valves with this game - smiling from ear to ear.

The AI is beast. Medium is a challenge, but play it on the hardest level to really get your face mopped.

Where are the online players?

Regarding asynchronous play. Man... Goodluck. Coming back a day or two later, heck even a hour later you will forget what is going on way to many strategic pieces and the game is fast!

I agree though, the feature to async should be here for you asyncers.

Ps. This game is well worth the $8 (honestly, I feel more) I spend more than that on house toiletries. You guys really complaining over such a minuscule sum? Smh.

Last edited by odi0n; 08-02-2012 at 08:03 PM.

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