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App description: "All in all, the app is pretty fantastic ... a wonderful addition to anyones iPad." -Board Game Geek

"An accessible and interesting game, and we recommend it for budding strategists and architects alike." -Pocket Gamer

"Overall, Suburbia is pretty awesome. It plays well, looks good, has lasting replay value ... Theres simply not much to complain about." -148Apps

Ted Alspach's city-building board game is now on iPad! The winner of the prestigious 2013 Mensa Select Mind Games award challenges you to manage a growing metropolis. Choose your strategy carefully as you compete against multiple computer personalities, your friends, and players around the world. Or take on the Single Player Campaign, and travel to real-life cities, each with unique goals.

Build residential, commercial, civic, and industrial areas like stores, museums, airports, and of course suburbs. The market is always changing, so spend your cash wisely. Be careful not to grow too quickly, or you'll lose both income and your reputation. Make the right moves to grow your population and you will emerge victorious!

Two to four player Local Pass-and-Play games
Six unique AI (computer) personalities
Single Player Campaign
Asynchronous turn-based Online Multiplayer through Game Center
Interactive Tutorial
Rule Book, Strategy Tips, Tile Reference, and Goal Reference
English and German language tiles
Over 50 different buildings
Unlock Essen SPIEL Expansion tiles
Supports all iPads running iOS 6 and higher

jmaher's comments:
Suburbia for iPad, the official digital adaptation of Ted Alspach's city-building board game is now available on the App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/suburbia/id681966300?mt=8

The winner of the prestigious 2013 Mensa Select Mind Games award challenges you to manage a growing metropolis. Choose your strategy carefully as you compete against multiple computer personalities, your friends, and players around the world. Or take on the Single Player Campaign, and travel to real-life cities, each with unique goals.

Build residential, commercial, civic, and industrial areas like stores, museums, airports, and of course suburbs. The market is always changing, so spend your cash wisely. Be careful not to grow too quickly, or you'll lose both income and your reputation. Make the right moves to grow your population and you will emerge victorious!

• Two to four player Pass-and-Play games
• Five unique AI (computer) personalities
• Single Player Campaign
• Asynchronous turn-based Online Multiplayer through Game Center
• Interactive Tutorial
• Rule Book and Tile Reference
• English and German language tiles
• Over 50 different buildings
• Unlock Essen SPIEL Expansion tiles
• Supports all iPad models, including iPad mini, and original iPad, running iOS 5.1 and higher
12-12-2013, 05:00 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
This looks lovely! From the same Dev as It's Alive too, I'm so very tempted!

12-12-2013, 06:03 PM
#3
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
Posts: 11,182
Very slick presentation but have to admit even after viewing the tutorial twice and making a stab at the first city of the single player campaign, I'm still a little fuzzy on the inner workings. Like the game will brilliantly show me all of the city stat changes that will result in placing tile x at location y, but at this point why half of those stat changes are resulting from this potential placement isn't clear.

Also worth clarifying, much like Carcassone and Agricola, realize that when they speak of the single player campaign, they don't mean you vs. AI opponents but truly you vs. the environment. A nice way to learn basic mechanics but nothing about dealing with real opponents. The game does have AI opponents, they're just not part of the campaign (or maybe they're brought into later cities, but I doubt it).

Lastly I love the idea of the public and private goals, some of which are clearly encouraging poor play (like end the game with the lowest income). I love the idea of trying to win the game while also trying to be the biggest loser as well in a certain category.

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Last edited by LordGek; 12-12-2013 at 06:10 PM.
12-12-2013, 06:57 PM
#4
Buying within a heartbeat.

Looks like something wifie would love to play with. More impressions later.

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“Honestly, I was never terribly good at games.” - Finch (PoI S2E16)
12-12-2013, 07:54 PM
#5
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 2,944




This looks really nice, so it was very easy pushing that buy button. Hopefully it won't take me too long to wrap my head around the game.

If LG wants to edit the OP with the appinfo I'll edit and remove mine.
12-12-2013, 08:12 PM
#6
Any GC achievements? If so, how many?
12-12-2013, 08:21 PM
#7
Doesn't look like it
12-12-2013, 08:39 PM
#8
Bought this as soon as I saw it was released. I love Suburbia and the idea of playing a version without the fiddly upkeep of the physical version is enticing. That said, the release version is rough around the edges. There doesn't seem to be any music past the intro. Online multiplayer seems to be completely broken, as in when I attempt to join an auto-match it crashes to the springboard. During a regular game I had an error come up which made progress impossible (one instance of buying a basic tile caused an error and made it impossible to discard a market tile, with no other way to progress the game.)

That said, I am still satisfied with my purchase and hope to see fixes and improvements in the near future.
12-12-2013, 08:44 PM
#9
Whoa... ninja release!

Don't Do This Or You'll Get Banned:
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12-12-2013, 08:55 PM
#10
BGG has this one in the news for about a week. But crash reports over BGG has been me worried.

Statement: Star Wars has 2 characters with strange use of grammar: Yoda and HK-47. I pick HK-47 for it is meaner.

“Honestly, I was never terribly good at games.” - Finch (PoI S2E16)