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App description: WIZARD HEX: AN ELEMENTAL GAME OF STRATEGY Wizard Hex is an easy to learn but challenging to win traditional board game using a beautiful hexagonal board for 1-6 friends or computer helpers. You select one of six magical elements and together with your adjacent allies, you expand, stack and attack your way to victory.



"With other 'classic' board-games making the transition to iOS devices, it's great to see something new taking the center stage."

"Wizard Hex only takes a bit of practice to ease in to, but once you've played a game or six with friends it will become a staple of anyone's party-game collection."

AppSpy.com (4/5 points)

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"Wizard Hex is a brilliantly original board game So far Ive been rewarded handsomely for my purchase with games like Small World and Carcassonne filling my time. Now I can add Wizard Hex, a game playable on both my iPad and iPod Touch, to that list!"

GameZebo.com (4/5 stars)

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"Presentation-wise, Wizard Hex looks absolutely superb on whatever platform you choose to play it on. From my humble iPod Touch 2G to the office iPad, the game looks stunning and interaction with the pieces is smooth and sublime."

iPhone-Gamer.net

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"I loaded up the game, started to play, and I am embarrassed to say how much time went by before I took a breath! The endless strategy and game play abounds and literally no two games will ever be alike. You think you have mastered a strategy when suddenly it fails and you must think quickly and move forward in that game another way."

NoDPad.com "Must Have"



KEY FEATURES:

Online Multiplayer through Game Center (2 to 4 players)

Voice Chat (optional) during live games!

Online Leaderboards through Game Center.

Around-the-table Local Play (1 to 6 players)



Imagine a dark tower where the forces of the world are harnessed by those brave enough and smart enough to control them. A wizards power brings these elements together: the wicked wind, rolling water, contracting ice, tumbling earth, lapping fire and sudden lightning. They will compete to establish control for once and for all.

Wizard Hex a seemingly simple game. Played on a elegantly designed hexagonal board, you choose your element and then challenge yourself against as many as five other players or as few as one smart computer to attempt to be the strongest and to take forever control.

You begin as an Apprentice, learn to be a Journeyman and eventually challenge yourself and others at the Wizard Level. You play not only your own element but the friendly elements found on either side. Together you struggle to Expand to new regions, Transmute from Bronze to Silver to indestructible Gold, and Attack when the opportunity arises. All the time defending and consolidating a winning position. A new strategy game of resource management and area control Chess or Go for the modern age.

Wizard Hex is such a great strategy game that we are releasing it first as a traditional abstract piece moving game. Next in Wizard Hex's future our goal, when possible, is to populate the game with unique Spells that will allow for a more modern fantasy experience. The portal to this clever creation is just now opening are you ready?

ImNoSuperMan's comments:
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12-29-2010, 06:36 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Uk
Posts: 2,209
Looks interesting

12-29-2010, 07:38 AM
#3
the screenshots look amazing
12-29-2010, 07:40 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Reading, England
Posts: 1,723
If the add ons for this will be free updates rather than IAP's then I'm sold already...

Jamie
12-29-2010, 07:47 AM
#5
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,146
The app desciption could do with a little less horn blowing and a little more on how the game actually works. In any case, show me a video, drop the price to something reasonable for a simple board game, then we'll talk.
12-29-2010, 08:12 AM
#6
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Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
The app desciption could do with a little less horn blowing and a little more on how the game actually works. In any case, show me a video, drop the price to something reasonable for a simple board game, then we'll talk.
especially when it's really as simple as it looks
12-29-2010, 08:29 AM
#7
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Ireland
Posts: 56
These images look amazing def a instant purchase when it hits UK..
12-29-2010, 08:53 AM
#8
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Reading, England
Posts: 1,723
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tommi654 View Post
especially when it's really as simple as it looks
Personally I'd rather pay more for excellent gameplay regardless of how simple it is, than complexity.
12-29-2010, 09:00 AM
#9
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Uk
Posts: 2,209
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Originally Posted by badmanj View Post
Personally I'd rather pay more for excellent gameplay regardless of how simple it is, than complexity.
Exactly some of the best and most enjoyable games invented were simple in concept
12-29-2010, 09:07 AM
#10
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: NL
Posts: 505
Quote:
Originally Posted by badmanj View Post
Personally I'd rather pay more for excellent gameplay regardless of how simple it is, than complexity.
I agree and am very willing to pay more money for great apps.

From the screenshots and the app description it is very hard to determine whether Wizard Hex's gameplay is excellent or even good.

So far we have only hubris.

It is very hard to make excellent gameplay.

Mac user since 1988