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  • Publisher: Deepak Demiwal
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 23.4 MB
  • Version: 1.0
  • Price: $0.99
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App description: Launch Sale.. Grab the most famous and award winning board game ever, on your iPad now.
Featured by Apple on front page as
--New and Noteworthy

The famous board game Scotland Yard is now available for you on iPad. Play the game and find Mr. XHe may hide in the darkest streets of London, or right in front of you, under your nose.

Scotland Yard is a board game in which a team of players, as "police", cooperate to track down a player controlling a "criminal" around a board representing the streets of London. One player controls "Mr. X", a criminal whose location is only revealed periodically, and the other players each control a detective, which is always present on the board.

All players start with a number of tickets allowing them a certain number of moves using the following methods:

Taxis allow the player to move only one space for each ticket used. They can be used to reach any point in London, most of which are not accessible in this game by other means.

Buses are available throughout most of the map, allowing longer-distance travel more quickly if the player is located at a bus-stop.

The subway in this game also allows quick travel between distant points of London. However, stations are far apart so the use of a subway ticket can narrow down the possibilities of Mr. X's location.

Water routes are available, which only Mr. X can use.

****** Features *****

- Play game VS Human or VS AI.
- Multi-player mode: Play on different devices using Wifi or Bluetooth.
- Up to 6 players can play.
- Family game.

Tips to play:

- Please read the rules and instructions before starting the game.
- Set brightness of your device to at least 50% to enjoy better view of the game screen.

We are keen to know your valuable feedback and will really if share with us your experience with the game. Please feel free to contact us.
07-02-2011, 09:40 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 417
A few years ago, Ravensburger, the publisher of the real boardgame, released a very good NDS version with additional maps and a very good KI. Hopefully this version will be as good.

Now playing: Tiny Bubbles, Potion Explosion, Among the Stars, Lanterns, Ascension, Race for the Galaxy
Waiting for: Enough time to play through the back catalogue of my recent purchases

07-02-2011, 12:43 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Germany
Posts: 401
Uh, silly question here possibly, but is this licensed or is it a blatant ripoff?

I have to agree about the NDS game, which is great.
07-02-2011, 12:55 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,506
I doubt its licensed. Most probably a ripoff only. Just guessing though.
07-02-2011, 01:13 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 417
Then I wonder when/if Ravensburger will pull this one; they're usually quite picky with their boardgame adaptions - fortunately; I'm looking forward to the Puerto Rico release

Now playing: Tiny Bubbles, Potion Explosion, Among the Stars, Lanterns, Ascension, Race for the Galaxy
Waiting for: Enough time to play through the back catalogue of my recent purchases

Last edited by abstractgamefreak; 07-02-2011 at 01:18 PM.
07-02-2011, 02:18 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: NL
Posts: 505
Hmm... the developer is based in India and there is a new (2011) Indian printed version of Scotland Yard listed on BGG... Funskool (India) Edition... presumably licensed from Ravensburger.... connection?

If you do dive in and 'save' it before it's pulled Dukester please let us know if we should follow your fine example.

Mac user since 1988
07-02-2011, 02:53 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: World, now Belgium
Posts: 3,031
Yes duke, do not for us

07-11-2011, 05:35 AM
Hey Guys,

Ravensburger has confirmed this is a non-approved release of 'Scotland Yard' which infringes on their copyrights.

07-11-2011, 06:25 PM
What do we know about this...

Is there any reliable information on this, one way or the other? Lots of press release listings out there calling it "official", and it's now been up for a week, but it does seem odd that a game like Scotland Yard isn't coming from one of the better-known board game publishers. Would love to get this, but not so keen if it's not official and therefore may not have the support that the already-vested Ravensburger might provide to one of their better-known titles.

I also read an iTunes review or two saying that the single-player AI is weak, that there may be WiFi issues, and that there are problems with the detective token not showing its moves.

Anyone have any experience with this company? It looks like they have a lot of generic apps, so someone here might know what kind of quality this could have. It looks decent enough in the screenshots, but we all know how misleading stills can be.

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Last edited by HockeyDoc; 07-11-2011 at 06:31 PM. Reason: Added a bit more info
07-11-2011, 07:14 PM
Originally Posted by TheDukester View Post
Your source? A link?
Originally Posted by HockeyDoc View Post
Is there any reliable information on this, one way or the other?

I was writing a review for this game, for Touch Arcade, but received an email directly from Ravensburger confirming that 'Scotland Yard for iPad' is unofficial and infringes on their copyright.