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App description: For The Win has been featured on IGN and Wired.com

"For the Win is a well polished package with an interesting and unusual game at its core." Gamezebo
It's a lovely implementation of a game I am absolutely terrible at. Rich Sommer
If you like strategy board games, this is definitely worth the dollar download. AppAdvice
Bottom line? For the Win is a lot of fun, and has much more depth than meets the eye. Purple Pawn

For the Win is a challenging puzzle/strategy game, the first from publisher Tasty Minstrel Games. You must use your wits to connect your wacky team of Monkeys, Pirates, Zombies, Ninjas, and Aliens before your opponents. This quick-playing game features simple rules but in-depth strategy. You can play with up to four friends or puzzle it out against challenging A.I. opponents. For the Win will provide hours of mind-bending gameplay. Are you ready to go For the Win?

Key Features:
- A quick tutorial to teach you how to play
- Challenging A.I. of different levels and play styles, for hours of single player brain-burning
- Built-in fullscreen support for iPhone 5
- Pass and play with up to 4 players on one device
- Game Center leaderboards to track your records and compete with friends
- Plenty of color and background customization options as well as avatars to unlock
- Quickplay shortcuts for advanced players make games quick and focused
12-17-2012, 07:21 AM
#2
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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
What is it?
It's an abstract board game. Here's some additional info while the appinfo is processing:

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=170603

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12-17-2012, 08:26 AM
#3
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 253
No online play?

//Pedroapan
12-17-2012, 08:35 AM
#4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pedroapan View Post
No online play?

//Pedroapan
No yet.

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12-17-2012, 08:37 AM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pedroapan View Post
No online play?

//Pedroapan
Hi, I am the project manager on this app.

Online play will not be available at launch but will be coming in the first update. We do have Gamecenter support and leaderboards for the time being.

Here is a trailer with a peek at the game and more info:


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12-17-2012, 08:45 AM
#6
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 253
Quote:
Originally Posted by iOSBoardGames View Post
Hi, I am the project manager on this app.

Online play will not be available at launch but will be coming in the first update. We do have Gamecenter support and leaderboards for the time being.

Here is a trailer with a peek at the game and more info:

YouTube: video
I've been browsing BGG for some reviews and it looks fairly promising. Will the online play be async when released? Any plans for a Universal update down the road?

//Pedroapan

Last edited by Pedroapan; 12-17-2012 at 08:50 AM. Reason: Typo
12-17-2012, 08:58 AM
#7
Info Dump

While waiting for the Appstore info, here is some information:

For the Win is an abstract board/puzzle game. You have a team of monkeys, zombies, ninjas, pirates, and aliens which you are trying connect before your opponents. We have taken the board game and made it accessible on iOS. Whether you know it was a originally a board game or not, we hope it is a great iOS game.

A team of talented developers was lead on this project by, myself, Bradley Cummings, editor of iOS Board Games on BoardGameGeek (www.iosboardgames.com). I had the chance to go from reviewing games to trying my hand at designing and producing one. It was a moment of putting my money where my mouth is. Tysen Streib a talented AI designer made challenging AI opponents of many difficulties and play styles. There will be hours of puzzling with these computer opponents. Martin Grider (Oppo Citrus, Chesstris) tied it all together with his excellent development.

I have also included an interview we did with Wired last week.

App Store Description:
Get it now for the special launch price of $0.99!!!

For the Win is a challenging puzzle/strategy game, the first from publisher Tasty Minstrel Games. You must use your wits to connect your wacky team of Monkeys, Pirates, Zombies, Ninjas, and Aliens before your opponents. This quick-playing game features simple rules but in-depth strategy. You can play with up to four friends or puzzle it out against challenging A.I. opponents. For the Win will provide hours of mind-bending gameplay. Are you ready to go For the Win?

Key Features:
- A quick tutorial to teach you how to play
- Challenging A.I. of different levels and play styles, for hours of single player brain-burning
- Built-in fullscreen support for iPhone 5
- Pass and play with up to 4 players on one device
- Game Center leaderboards to track your records and compete with friends
- Plenty of color and background customization options as well as avatars to unlock
- Quickplay shortcuts for advanced players make games quick and focused


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12-17-2012, 09:00 AM
#8
Both Universal and Async Online Multiplayer will be in the first major update.

For right now, the AI play is actually really great. We envisioned this initial release as the kind of game you can pull out quickly on the bus or on the toilet...haha
12-17-2012, 10:41 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1
Full disclosure: I designed the original For The Win board game

However, that was several years ago and beta testing this new digital version has absolutely re-kindled my love for the game. Playing against a human opponent has always been fun, but the different AI settings are simply brilliant. I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I've been stomped by the AI on multiple occasions, even on the easier levels. I've been practicing quite a bit since the testing started, but even now the games are a challenge.

The design team has done an outstanding job making the game as intuitive as possible. Anyone familiar with the original game can jump right in and the tutorial is straightforward for those who are new to the game.
12-17-2012, 11:25 AM
#10
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 450
What time will this game drop in the US?

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