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App description: Become a member of the infamous Medici family and compete to see who can make the most money in a no-holds-barred bidding war.


Reviews:

"[...] works amazingly well as an [iOS] app. Medici is a wonderful game and a true antidote to button-mashing video games." - TUAW

"We have yet to come across a Reiner Knizia title that we did not fall in love with, and Medici is no different. [...] a great value, earning 4.5 [out of 5] Dimples." - AppSmile.com

"Medici is in an excellent position to provide a boardgame experience for multiple human players [...] I dont see this app coming off my [device] any time soon." - BoardGameNews.com

"[...] the gameplay rewards surpass other games many of which are deleted once beaten. [Medici] represents a great step forward in board game ports for more serious board game fans." - BlogCritics.org


You are merchants in the fiercely competitive, but wealthy age of the Medici family. Your ships sail throughout the known world selling the goods you buy. Every day you go to the market where you must compete with other merchants for the merchandise available that day.

As lots are purchased they are immediately loaded onto the waiting ships so that the ships may depart as soon as the market closes and the tide is high.

When the ships set sail to deliver their merchandise to foreign ports, the merchants gather to calculate their earnings for the day. A merchants earnings are based on the total value of the goods they bought and the number of each commodity compared to the other merchants.

With no setup time required, no pieces to lose, and no arguments about the rules, the future of board games is here and Medici gives you exactly what you want -- to play!

How to Play:

Combining deep strategy with an intuitive and beautiful interface, Medici is easy to learn but hard to master. Choose your favorite of nine different historically-based Medici characters, and then discover their true personalities as you compete against them in solo play.
On a players turn, they open crates on the dock, then auction them off to the highest bidder. At the end of each day, Florins are paid out to the merchants with the most valuable shipments and who have shipped the most of each commodity. The player with the most money at the end of the three days is the winner!

Features
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No set up required
Fast, easy, and fun game play for 3 to 6 players
Stunning HD graphics
Support for 3 modes of play: solo, "pass and play", and "hotseat" (around the table) play
9 different historically-based Medici characters to choose from
9 different AI opponents to compete against
Complete rules and game guide
Play your own iPod music


About
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Dr. Reiner Knizia is one of the world's most prolific and best-known board game designers, and this version of one of his top titles has been fully approved and endorsed by him.

Sage Board Games is an independent software developer, focusing on bringing award-winning and classic board games to mobile devices. With a veritable "who's who" of Euro games already licensed, Sage Board Games is poised to become the premiere source of board games for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

Visit us: sageboardgames.com
Follow us: twitter.com/sageboardgames
Like us: facebook.com/sageboardgames

Please send us your feedback and requests, and rate the game once you've bought it.

ImNoSuperMan's comments:


iPad Version Thread : http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=62382
08-06-2010, 01:02 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Beijing/Montral
Posts: 132
Ouuh, yeah. I can't buy it right now, but it's good to see it out. I'll be buying it as soon as I can, though. Can't wait.

Oh, and I love that Sage Board Games logo.

Last edited by Egoyan; 08-06-2010 at 01:04 AM.

08-06-2010, 01:08 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 29
just purchased this and it crashes on the startup screen for me....shows the medici logo and then crashes. Hopefully this can be fixed soon, the same thing happened with High Society when it was first released....I have a first gen touch running the latest software available for it.
08-06-2010, 01:26 AM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,454
Quote:
Originally Posted by efmchico View Post
just purchased this and it crashes on the startup screen for me....shows the medici logo and then crashes. Hopefully this can be fixed soon, the same thing happened with High Society when it was first released....I have a first gen touch running the latest software available for it.

Did you restart your device?

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08-06-2010, 02:24 AM
#5
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vovin View Post
Did you restart your device?
yes I always do that when something isn't working right.....didn't help.

Last edited by efmchico; 08-06-2010 at 02:32 AM.
08-06-2010, 06:24 AM
#6
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 505
This indeed makes me very happy. I love Reiner Knizia's games.
08-06-2010, 08:30 AM
#7
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 5,712
Sweeeeet. This game fills up my Knizia folder! I imagine I'll need a second folder soon. First impressions are very positive gameplay-wise. Nice presentation, varying AI choices, etc. The only (small) problem I see is that the text on the help menu is WAY too small. Not a big deal since you can enlarge it, but I figured I'd mention it anyway. Two games in, two second place finishes, but I still need to figure out the ins and outs of strategy. Both games I went into the third day with a sizable lead in florins only to lose out on the last day. Bottom line: recommended for strategy/sim fans, HIGHLY recommended for Knizia freaks like myself.

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08-06-2010, 08:38 AM
#8
Why would you choose a screenshot of the Sage Board Games logo? As the first one? Not striking at all. But it is Medici after all - will be on my list of to get soon games.
08-06-2010, 09:04 AM
#9
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,548
Nice, I'll need to get this later today. Sucks they didn't make the app universal... my friend bought the iPad version so to play it on his iPhone 4 he needs to buy this version too.

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08-06-2010, 09:31 AM
#10
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Katy, Texas USA
Posts: 830
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drucifer View Post
Nice, I'll need to get this later today. Sucks they didn't make the app universal... my friend bought the iPad version so to play it on his iPhone 4 he needs to buy this version too.

I agree. I held off buying the Ipad version because I was hoping they would make the app universal. I have all of the other Knizia games, so I will definitely pick this one up. I just need to decide whether I will spend $2.99 for the Iphone version, or over $8 for both versions.

Has anyone bought both versions yet and could weigh in on whether it's worth getting both?