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Reiner Knizia's Samurai (coming soon)

08-02-2010, 11:20 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: California
Posts: 146
Reiner Knizia's Samurai (coming soon)

Hey guys,

Samurai, the popular strategy board game by Reiner Knizia, is coming soon to iPhone and iPod Touch!

I thought I'd post up a couple screenshots at the moment:

A couple details about the app:
  • Release Date is mid-late August
  • Online play supported for up to 4 players
  • App will be universal with native iPad support soon after the iPhone release

For more details and info:

Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Samurai-App/116067038442686

Twitter: twitter.com/conlan

Info about the original board game can be found at: BGG

Big thanks to current beta testers Big Albie, LordGek, mrbass, richmlow, & VeganTnt

This is very exciting, and I hope to see you guys on board soon

Latest Game: Reiner Knizia's Samurai with turn-based, online multiplayer!

Follow for game news and updates @ twitter.com/conlan

Last edited by conlan; 08-03-2010 at 02:09 AM.
08-03-2010, 12:35 AM
Hi All,

This is going to be an awesome port of Samurai!



iPhone 4S, 32GB, iOS 6.1.3
Beta-tester for Archon, Archon: Conquest, Robot Master, Samurai, Shadow Era, Wriggle.

08-03-2010, 12:42 AM
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Beijing/Montréal
Posts: 132
Man, count me in. I'm a sucker for these board game apps. I have a decent collection of these at home, but I travel a lot and don't get to play them often because it's not convenient to carry around... Right now, I'm considering buying an iPad and playing these apps on it on a plane with my wife is actually an important reason why!

I'll probably pick this up as soon as it hits the store, especially with the native iPad support to be added later, no dilemma here about waiting for my iPad or going for the iPod version... And online multiplayer's always a deal maker.

Any idea how much it will be priced, if I may ask?

And good luck on the release!
08-03-2010, 02:08 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: California
Posts: 146

@Egoyan: Thanks! The app will be priced at $4.99 and will stay there even after the iPad update

Hope to play you soon!

Latest Game: Reiner Knizia's Samurai with turn-based, online multiplayer!

Follow for game news and updates @ twitter.com/conlan
08-03-2010, 03:54 AM
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Beijing/Montréal
Posts: 132
Thanks for the swift reply conlan. $4.99 I will be spending then.

Here's to a hard time waking up tomorrow as I skip my morning coffee to put the saved money on the game.
08-03-2010, 04:59 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 505
I too am a fan of Reiner Knizia, and I will be buying this upon release.
08-03-2010, 08:14 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,993
Game Impressions

As one lucky enough to get tapped as a tester I can confirm the game doesn't just look good, but play great with very competitive AI (it has great multiplayer support as well but I have yet to try it).

I particularly liked how the tutorial gets you up to speed in the game in no time with some interactive lessons. They'll explain a rule, let you place a piece to demonstrate that rule, and then move onto the next lesson (not a lot of padding or need to play through an entire game just to learn one minor rule).

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08-03-2010, 08:27 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,563
I agree, I'm a huge sucker for these board game ports and this one looks exceptional. Man this along with Ra, Neuroshima Hex and Medici (when it finally hits iPhone and iPod Touch). How can we be so lucky.

What sort of online is included, asynchronous play where you can take turns with friends at your own leasure or do you need to sit down and play an entire game?
08-03-2010, 08:41 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Katy, Texas USA
Posts: 830
This looks fantastic. I have all of the Knizia games and this will be no exception.
08-03-2010, 09:48 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: United States of America
Posts: 2,210
Yea Medici been playing quite a bit of lately which has just enough luck. Same with Samurai even if you choose your starting 5 tokens it still is random draws and random placement of figures so it has just enough luck while remaining extremely competitive.

Once you understand scoring in Samurai you pretty much understand how to play. Also beginners usually don't throw a game like they do in Modern Art for instance. I have been playing Samurai since 2005 and so glad it is coming out for iPad and iPhone.