App description: It's WWII, and everything is chaos - your countrymen have been captured by the enemy, and it's up to you to help them escape ... But you aren't the only ones trying to fly the coop! Other countries are trying to break their men out, and the more prisoners that make it, the tighter security becomes. Sacrificing stealth for speed isn't always the answer though; if you leave items behind, you'll run into trouble down the line. It's a fast paced game of strategy as you follow the escape plans, break your allies out, dodge the guards, and get everyone to safety in Stalag 17.
08-20-2014, 08:32 PM
#2
saw this. 7 bucks and it didn't rate very high at BGG. i saw one clunky, hard to understand video about the actual card game and that's it. i recently made the "I bought The Manhattan Project App" mistake (luckily Apple understood this and gave me my money back) so i'm REAL hesitant to shell out 7 bucks for this. the game itself is supposed to be really light, little strategy, not allot of rules, just dice rolls and cards so why 7 bucks? i doubt seriously if it's the caliber of Lords of Waterdeep (7 bucks) so some of you recent lotto winners out there go ahead and buy it and let us know if it's worth it.

08-21-2014, 02:07 AM
#3
I purchased it ... and ... well ... in my opinion it is worth the 5,99 Euro ...

You have a well made tutorial, three AI level, a real good made in game rule book.

You can adjust game soud and music seperate, the UI is clear and simple.


To the AI ... hm ... I am new in this I did not knew it before, so I had to learn it from the tutorial and the rulebook ... from what I can see now I would say, the AI is well done.

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Mythbuster

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08-21-2014, 02:10 AM
#4
By the way: Here you can get the original rules: http://files.geekdo.com/geekfile_dow...fc6deee438ff47

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08-21-2014, 02:39 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by Mythbuster View Post
By the way: Here you can get the original rules: http://files.geekdo.com/geekfile_dow...fc6deee438ff47
Thank you, man!

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08-21-2014, 09:20 AM
#6
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Originally Posted by Mack the Knife View Post
saw this. 7 bucks and it didn't rate very high at BGG. i saw one clunky, hard to understand video about the actual card game and that's it. i recently made the "I bought The Manhattan Project App" mistake (luckily Apple understood this and gave me my money back) so i'm REAL hesitant to shell out 7 bucks for this. the game itself is supposed to be really light, little strategy, not allot of rules, just dice rolls and cards so why 7 bucks? i doubt seriously if it's the caliber of Lords of Waterdeep (7 bucks) so some of you recent lotto winners out there go ahead and buy it and let us know if it's worth it.
Was this the video you were referring to?


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If so, I agree, I'm not sure what is going on here but I like the few bits I did pickup:

-Discarding stuff in sets, almost Canasta like.
-Bluffing to goad other players into making a run for it first.
-An interesting hybrid of card and dice play with some resource management.

The screenshots of the UI look polished and if the AI actually appear competent, I'm close to biting.

@Mythbuster
So is the leaderboard for just multiplayer or does it track progress in solo play as well?

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08-21-2014, 09:29 AM
#7
This is a really really tough call for me.

I absolutely love the theme ...but I pretty much dislike board games.

of the board games I've bought:-

Ascension - played once, never again
Lords of Waterdeep - played twice then deleted it
Small World 2 - played once then deleted
Scotland Yard - played once and deleted
Le Harve - couldn't understand it
Eclipse - couldn't understand it
Ticket to Ride - love it!
Phantom Leader - love it!

Soo.. I'm tempted by this.

Last iOS game I bought: 6/1/15
08-21-2014, 09:38 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by Mythbuster View Post
By the way: Here you can get the original rules: http://files.geekdo.com/geekfile_dow...fc6deee438ff47
The link didn't work for me but just doing a google for "Stalag 17 rules" got me the needed pdf.

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08-21-2014, 10:21 AM
#9
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... and ... well ... in my opinion it is worth the 5,99 Euro
thanks Myth but that looks like you were hesitating before saying it was worth it. like i said, i bought Manhattan and geez, it looked like an interesting board game but the app/UI was utter clunkiness, so i don't want to spend the 7 bucks again on crap. i wouldn't hesitate at $3 but this is in the "Playdek quality" price range and i'm wondering if it lives up to that.
08-21-2014, 10:41 AM
#10
Hi Mack,
well, I am 46 and I spend around 150,- Euro every month for iOS gaming ... it does not hurt me and you should know that this is my point of view ... I do not smoke, almost no drinking and I have the same wife for almost 20 years.

So this is a hobby and I do not care about the money ...

I have purchased around 500 games within the last few years ... there are some all time highlights and some crap ...

This is not like Carcassonne or like Catan ... but it is miles ahead from Manhattan!

I spent 1,5 hours and yes, it will stay on my iPad ... the AI is good and the game itself makes a lot of fun. So for me it is well worth 5,99 Euro ... if it is also worth for you ... well ... how should I know.

OK, let me think ... hm ... at Star Realms I think also it is absolute worth the money and you are not ... nevertheless ... SR gets real good reviews ...

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