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  • Publisher: Smart and Smarty
  • Genre: Card
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 142.6 MB
  • Version: 2.0.0
  • Price: $1.99
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App description: Glass Road is the official digital version of Uwe Rosenberg's Glass Road board game.

STORY: The Glass Road is a 150-mile long path through the Bavarian Forest near the border to the Czech Republic in Germany which was one of the biggest center of Glassworks and Brickworks in the 18th century and now you can become part of this world in this game.

== THE GAME ==
In Glass Road, you will produce glass and bricks and collect wood, clay and many other resources to build buildings and create your own landscape.
To accomplish this task, you will need the help of a variety of specialists. You have to choose 5 of them in every round but when choosing your specialists, try to anticipate which ones your opponents will choose to use your own more effectively. So carefully choose cards that you think no other player will choose to use them more effectively, but also choose some that you think will be played by other players to benefit from that as well.

== PEOPLE ==
What people said about the board game:

"This game is amazing! How much depth and how much consciousness there is, tide in such a small, tiny, fast, elegant game!" /Rahdo/

"Glass Road is a very deep and engaging euro that offers you a wealth of deep strategic and tactical choices and very little luck in a very short and elegant design. I would go as far as saying that there is no other game that I have played that achieves these levels of depth in that short of a playing time." /F. Liouville - BGG/

"I started to play more and more and I realized all the subversive strategies in this game!...
....In fact, from the Solo experience I really do enjoyed this game!" /Tox - Crits Happen/

"If youre a fan of Uwe Rosenbergs other titles, get this game. If you like having many almost too many strategic choices to make in each turn, get this game. If the production wheel concept intrigues you, get this game. In short, if you want a good, fun, medium-weight Euro-style game add Glass Road to your collection." /Walt Mueller - boardgamequest/

- Single player mode
- 2 & 3-4 player mode
- Easy and Hard AI opponents
- Online 2 player mode
- Online public and private rooms
- Pass and Play mode
- Tutorial, rule book and cards & building reference
- Original board game graphics
- Optimized for iPad 2 and above
- Detailed scoring at the end of the game
- German language support
- iPhone, iPod optimization

Uwe Rosenberg is an award-winning German game designer. He is well known for the development of innovative card game mechanisms. Another main point of his work is the research-intensive games, that have peculiar historical events as their theme. He is the designer of many successful games as:
Agricola -- La Havre -- Caverna -- Bohnanza -- Fields of Arlew
03-02-2016, 08:40 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 3,413
iPad only is that all it will be on?
I waited all this time thinking this would be on phones
Hope it comes to phones too otherwise i will just miss out
Phone version coming few weeks good
Didn't want to miss out on this one
Enjoying patchwork for now

Last edited by Dailon80; 03-02-2016 at 08:43 PM.

03-02-2016, 10:56 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 3,230
Nice, I've been waiting for this for awhile.
03-02-2016, 11:12 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 3,413
This is a great board game but also one I think that will translate well
Can't wait to get see some impressions since I have to wait for phone version but this is easy buy for me
03-03-2016, 12:15 AM
I've heard a lot of good things about this game and am excited to dig into it
03-03-2016, 12:47 AM
I really hope you're right about an iPhone version pending. Otherwise I am going to be very disappointed.
03-03-2016, 03:54 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,430
Any impressions?

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03-03-2016, 07:45 PM
Can developer confirm iPhone version is coming out. Would love to buy but need confirmation or otherwise its a lost sale.
03-04-2016, 03:33 PM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 430
Tumbleweeds .....
03-06-2016, 05:46 PM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 430
Ok I bought it and have been playing (solo only) and here are some impressions,

- it's portrait only, there's lots of content to be presented in this game, and so there is quite a lot crammed into the interface, and a few tabs which you can select through. It's not bad, as there is a lot there. Generally the UI is good, there are a couple of quirks.

- there are lots of play modes including solo, two, three or four player and online each of these has a slightly different play style due to the card laying element where other players cards affect your turn.

- there is a text tutorial followed by an interactive tutorial which doesn't fairly good job of taking you through a couple of rounds but it doesn't really explain the thinking behind the choices, more just the actual steps you can take. This is probably true of a number of more complex euro games, so don't let that put you off. I usually watch a Rahdo plays YouTube to get me started on these games anyways.

- once you are stuck into the game it's great fun it doesn't take long to pick up or I can see it's going to take a while to master. Games can take approx 30 mins for 2 player against AI

- sadly you can't save your games at the moment so if you close the app that game is lost, also I've read says multiplayer games games is lose connection or the iPad goes to sleep. Contacted support about this and they said they're looking into a number of things including iPhone and saves so hopefully they're coming soon (The email I sent responded to in under 30 minutes which is good which gives me hope)

- at the end of the game you get told who won and it shows total points but in the complex game with quite a bit of breakdown of points sources it would be nice to see more info .

All in all I'm very happy to get another Uwe Rosenberg game on the iPad - the app is better than Rails and Baseball, not quite as polished as Brass and Patchwork.... But the game mechanics are great! so I recommend

Last edited by skoptic; 03-06-2016 at 05:49 PM.