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  • Publisher: FUNFORGE
  • Genre: Family
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 408.9 MB
  • Version: 1.07.1
  • Price: $2.99
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App description: Discover the digital adaptation of Tokaido, the boardgame phenomenon that has already sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide, and has been translated into 14 languages!

// A magnificent voyage --------------------------------------------

You are a traveler, in the heart of ancient Japan, walking the legendary East Sea road from Kyoto to Edo, trying to make the trek as fulfilling as possible. Discover the most magnificent landscapes, taste numerous culinary specialties, acquire rare and precious souvenirs, bathe in hot springs, visit the temples, and meet other travelers. Tokaido is a rite of passage for the heart, walking in serenity and contemplation.
But do not be fooled by the peaceful appearance of the voyage, because you will have to demonstrate stronger strategy than your opponents if you want to win!
Whether you sneak along as a messenger, a geisha, or even a ronin, you must discover as many hidden marvels as you can along the road, so your journey is the most satisfying of all!

// Unique ambience --------------------------------------------

Discover characters and scenery in a new light!
Developed by Funforge, original publisher of the boardgame, the video game offers an entirely new graphical experience! Whether you are a first-time fan, in love with Japan, or merely a curious newbie, the digital version allows each player to discover the celebrated Tokaido road in a new form.
While Tokaido retains the famous clean graphic design of the boardgame, it offers unprecedented immersive 3D, realtime graphics, all accompanied by a superb and unprecedented soundtrack, composed specifically for the game.

// Play anywhere, solo, with two, or with the whole world --------------------------------------------

Available for smartphones and tablets, Tokaido offers several play modes for infinite replayability:
- Solo against the AI
- Pass & play
- Online multijoueur
Languages supported: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese.

// A worldwide success --------------------------------------------

** Tokaido, nominated for the Hra roku, in 2014
** Tokaido, nominated for the Golden Geek Best Board Game Artwork, in 2013
** Tokaido, nominated for the Golden Geek Best Family Board Game Nominee, in 2013
** Tokaido, nominated for the Gioco dellAnno, in 2013

// In the press --------------------------------------------

** The Dice Tower: "Thats a gorgeous looking game."
** Gameosity: "The animations aregorgeous, the gameplay is smooth."
** Dageeks: "the app looks like its going to break the tradition of just bringing the digital experience of playing a board game."
** Gameblog: "Everything has been polished: the UI has been completely redesigned for a video game experience."
** TechArtGeek: "It's beautiful, it flows, it's poetic. To make it short this digital version perfectly completes and honors the board game."
** Ludovox: "Graphically speaking, you have to admit that it's gorgeous, giving credit and honor to the original board game edition."
** Tric Trac: "To me Tokaido is therefore a game that invites to travel, and that is perfectly adapted to be played quietly in family."
** Kiss My Geek: "Everything has been carefully modeled in 3D, the UI is flawless and each feedback goes through well designed ergonomics."

// Find us on social networks and the web--------------------------------------------

https://www.facebook.com/Funforge/
https://twitter.com/Funforge
https://www.instagram.com/funforge/
http://www.funforge.fr/
03-20-2017, 03:42 PM
#2
This looks really pretty but, I'm not sure what the objective is or gameplay. I've never played the board game. I'll wait on impressions but I'm going to also do some more digging

03-20-2017, 04:58 PM
#3
Joined: May 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 24
Experiences with the original board game

The basic idea of this game is that you were on a journey and trying to maximize the quality of the experience you have along the way. That's different spaces on the map you can do things like mingle with fellow travelers, check out a pretty view, soak in a hot spring, purchase souvenirs, pray at a temple (and make a donation), inexplicably get money from farmers, etc. each turn is taken by the player furthest from the end of the journey. You can move to any space along the road to head directly, with the exception that there are four checkpoints that each player must stop at. However, it's not a good idea to go to far ahead of the other players, because then they can take advantage of all the spaces you skipped over before you get your next turn. At the end of the game each different kind of experience is worth points, as well as extra points for being the most devoted to one type of experience, such as soaking in more Hot Springs than anyone else, or making the most donations to the temples. Most points wins.
03-20-2017, 04:59 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 158
It's a fairly light strategy game with a beautiful theme. Not too many decisions to make, turns are quick. Should be a great fit on mobile.
03-20-2017, 05:25 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 2,880
Instabuy for sure
Been waiting for this one!
03-20-2017, 05:41 PM
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by nlesgold View Post
The basic idea of this game is that you were on a journey and trying to maximize the quality of the experience you have along the way. That's different spaces on the map you can do things like mingle with fellow travelers, check out a pretty view, soak in a hot spring, purchase souvenirs, pray at a temple (and make a donation), inexplicably get money from farmers, etc. each turn is taken by the player furthest from the end of the journey. You can move to any space along the road to head directly, with the exception that there are four checkpoints that each player must stop at. However, it's not a good idea to go to far ahead of the other players, because then they can take advantage of all the spaces you skipped over before you get your next turn. At the end of the game each different kind of experience is worth points, as well as extra points for being the most devoted to one type of experience, such as soaking in more Hot Springs than anyone else, or making the most donations to the temples. Most points wins.
Great synopsis. Thank you.
03-20-2017, 06:50 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 757
Game freezes at white screen in the beginning...
03-20-2017, 07:19 PM
#8
Asynchronous multiplayer?
03-20-2017, 08:12 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2014
Location: Eos
Posts: 2,880
No freezes or crashes for me
I've played a few games
Really nice version of the board game
Haven't done online just offline
Runs great so far for me
03-20-2017, 08:21 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,430
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadyetliving View Post
Asynchronous multiplayer?
I am a beta tester of this game.

For single player experience, it is wonderful! I strongly recommend this.

For online, you need to create an account on the server. You can create your own game (called "room") and have to wait for player. During the beta period, I have yet to have a chance to play again any human since you need to stay on the app, waiting for other players to join in first before starting. I heard it is async.

Since this is very new, I am yet to find any player online.

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