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App description: Take a sweeping ride through the history of mankind in the famous board game from Ragnar Brothers!

"4/5: Conquering a country is really cathartic and very intuitive. The app works well and is clean and polished. Very fun I definitely recommend you pick this one up!" - BoardGameGeek.com

"4/5: Fun strategy game with bags of historical flavour. Works brilliantly when played asynchronously against other people." - Gamezebo

"... simple and straightforward, which makes it a decent alternative to more in-depth historical sims like Civilization Revolution. - Slide to Play

Control the decisions of major leaders and conquer the world!
Lead your empire to victory in this turn-based strategy game!

Play as the character of Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, or Napoleon Bonaparte and command armies through 6 riveting epochs in history, with 42 major empires and 15 minor empires.

Choose from over 40 event cards to enhance replayability and alter the course of history.

All set to an epic soundtrack (or listen to tracks from your own music library) with beautiful graphics and original artwork from the Ragnar Brothers board game.

With no setup time required, no pieces to lose, and no arguments about the rules, the future of board games is here and A Brief History of the World gives you exactly what you want -- to play!

Features include:

- Easy-to-learn and easy-to-play
- Comprehensive tutorial
- Play solo against varying levels of AI
- Enjoy a game with family and friends around the table or as pass and play
- Online multiplayer games available for up to 6 players
- Post your scores to Game Center and climb the leaderboards

This Universal app runs on all iOS devices.

Please send us your feedback and requests, and rate the game once you've bought it.

Sage Board Games is an independent software developer, focusing on bringing award-winning and classic board games to mobile devices. With a veritable "who's who" of Euro games already licensed and many popular titles already published, Sage Board Games has become one of the premiere sources of iOS board games.

Visit us: sageboardgames.com
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Ragnar Brothers have designed a range of popular board games and game rules over the last 20 years and this version of one of their top titles has been fully approved by and developed in cooperation with them.
07-26-2013, 03:43 PM
Joined: May 2011
Location: Midwest US
Posts: 14
Really liking this so far. Has a bit of Risk to it and some Small World as well but manages to be very much it's own game. Played over epochs (6) and less about direct confrontation and more about managing your resources, taking over and controlling your own little piece of the world.

The app seems very polished and easy to play. The tutorial seems complete and gets you playing right away (I've been looking at this game for a long time but hadn't actually played until the app). I've mainly played on my iPad (4), did fire it up on my iPhone 5 for a minute and it seems like the hit boxes in the almanac were hard to hit and the app did actually crash to the springboard while trying to close an almanac screen. I did flip my phone from what the app "wanted" and I've seen this cause some issues with buttons and selection on other apps so that may be part of it. To be clear - no crashes on the iPad through tutorial and 1 game so far. I will say I wish ALL of the cards could be zoomed in. When you select or choose to use an event there is a zoom before you confirm but in the almanac, while I was trying to teach myself, there was no zoom and it's difficult / near impossible to read all the text. Overall doesn't affect gameplay too much but it is a slight annoyance.

I just gifted this to my girlfriend and I'm looking forward to seeing how the multiplayer works.

07-26-2013, 04:13 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 116
Bought, because its a boardgame and its from codito (loving Le Havre).
Havent played this game before.

Will leave imps soon.
07-26-2013, 05:13 PM
Originally Posted by rael42 View Post
Really liking this so far. Has a bit of Risk to it and some Small World as well but manages to be very much it's own game. Played over epochs (6) and less about direct confrontation and more about managing your resources, taking over and controlling your own little piece of the world.
Thanks for the mini-review! We plan to add a tap-to-zoom for the almanac in an upcoming version. We have other things planned as well, of course, but please do post any further feedback here (we are subscribed to the thread now).

Happy gaming!
07-26-2013, 06:04 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Nassau County, NY
Posts: 1,273
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Was privileged to be a beta tester for BHotW and this is another quality release from Codito.

One word description: slick.

The game itself is very fun and being able to play it asyc is perfect for me. The board game would take hours and I can't sit that long. The graphics are perfect, the sounds great and the music is awesome.

Zebracadabra (GC) -Agricola, Puerto Rico, Lords of Waterdeep, Disc Drivin'.
Watch for Super 3 - Coming Soon! DYNASTIES is in the App Store!
07-26-2013, 06:44 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 87
I think this is probably Codito's best app yet. Had never played the actual board game before, but playing through the tutorial has left me wanting more.
07-26-2013, 07:37 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,617
I fold. I'm a buyer.
07-26-2013, 07:55 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 394
Ok, I'm in.
07-26-2013, 08:54 PM
Codito? Boardgame? My money has already left my wallet.

"@ColeDaddy - My wallet hates you. That is all."
07-26-2013, 09:04 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,430
Report: $$$ left pocket 10 hours ago just before sleep, attempt to play tutorial...

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