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  • Publisher: USM
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 34.0 MB
  • Version: 2.1
  • Price: $1.99
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App description: *** The best-selling board-game app over the past 10 years and still counting! ***

The much larger screen of the iPad is perfectly suited to Ingenious brightly coloured tile laying game action, and in this version there is a special mode which allows two players to play the game opposite each other, just like in a real board game.

[Known in Germany as Einfach Genial; in France as Gnial; in Spain as Genial] Millions of players worldwide have either played Reiner Knizia's award winning game in the original board game format, or have played on one of the online sites.

The high res screen of the iPad perfectly suits the colours of the game, and the iPads super-intuitive controls make it so easy to place those tiles!

The already addictive nature of the Ingenious board game is greatly enhanced on the iPad. Build lines of colour tiles, try and block your opponent, and remember ... the winner must excel in all colours.

The rules are easy to learn and a comprehensive tutorial will introduce you to the game. Within minutes you'll be playing effortlessly, even as a first time player of the game.

Just choose your favourite artist or songs from the music iPod on your iPad. And choose a different graphic background to suit your mood.

YOU'LL NEED STRATEGY to beat the AI opponents. But you have a choice of easy, medium or hard (as well as the option to play against the clock). With the local two-player mode you can also choose to play against a human opponent. The app will record your best scores and best performances.

PLAY ONLINE if you are feeling competitive. Compare your skills with leaderboards and challenging achievements via Game Center.

Or choose to play single player TOURNAMENTS and try to win multiple games in a row. You can also choose to play against the clock in some of the rounds.

PLAY the SOLITAIRE game: Instead of playing against opponents you use all your skills to create a really high score.


FIND US: Facebook.com/pages/INGENIOUS

SEE THE VIDEO on Facebook and YouTube!

VISIT US: www.ingeniousgame.com

Suggestions for improvements and feature requests? Mail to ios@usm.de. We are looking forward to your feedback!


VeganTnT's comments:

Seems to be just the iphone version with larger graphics :/
09-03-2010, 08:50 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: United States of America
Posts: 2,210
Still only 2 human players was hoping for 4. Only difference between running this and iphone version 2X is this flips it for you rather than having to hand it back and forth. Oh well I'll bite..wish it was universal though. iPad users continue getting the royal screw.
09-03-2010, 09:46 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: United States of America
Posts: 2,210
When you choose to Play a Friend you have two choices. Play side by side as with previous iphone version just hand it to the other. Play opposite is pretty nice as once you hit player 2 the board slides down covering the previous area where your pieces were and their pieces show on the top of the screen.
09-03-2010, 09:54 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 4,491
In the board game you don't play with your tiles visible though do you? I would think seeing the other person's tiles would make it much easier to block them into a corner
09-03-2010, 10:09 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: United States of America
Posts: 2,210
No in the actual board game all tiles are hidden on black tile racks and you draw from a big black cloth bag. I mean in this version you click "next player" before it reveals their tiles so I suppose you can look away. Play more on the honor system and just try to keep your eyes on the board only rather than peering across to their tiles. You could technically cover with your hand but hey it's supposed to be fun ya know.