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App description: ORIGINAL, CLASSIC-STYLED BOARD GAME WITH ONLINE PLAY Cargo Runners is a digital-only original board game for fans of lighter Euro-games that sets a new standard on the App Store. Ditch the cardboard and grab your Captain's hat as you set sail on the high seas. WE'VE LISTENED! WORKING ON AI FOR SOLO PLAY!!

148APPS.COM SAYS: "Ditch the cardboard and grab your Captain's hat. This one's a winner ... Cargo Runners is amazingly polished and is a wondrously enjoyable board game." Rated 4.5/5 stars, 'Editor's Choice'
SLIDE TO PLAY SAYS: "Cargo Runners is an incredibly well-designed, original board game that sets a new standard on the App Store." Rated 4/4, 'Must Have'
GAMEZEBO.COM SAYS: "Cargo Runners is a brilliantly fun and original board game for the iPad" Rated 4/5 stars
WIRED! (GEEKDAD) SAYS: "Id recommend Cargo Runners to anyone who is a fan of lighter Euro-games ... Excellent board game feel for a digital-only game, online multiplayer, good use of digital tech without overdoing it."

CARGO RUNNERS is a thirty minute 2-4 player traditional board game designed to be played with family & friends "International Commerce on the High Seas."


LOCAL PLAY: 'Around-the-table' local play to sit play with friends, spouse or kids at your kitchen table.
ONLINE MULTIPLAYER: Use Game Center to find an "auto-match" with other Cargo Runners players BEST TIME TO MATCH? FIRST-FIVE MINUTES OF EVERY HOUR!
INVITE A FRIEND: Use Game Center's "Invite a Friend" feature to play a long-distance game. Whether in Sweden or New York, Online Multiplayer is fast, fun, and intuitive!
4TH WAY TO PLAY: Currently working on AI for solo play!


BEAUTIFUL GAME ART, SOUNDS, AND MUSIC: Illustrated world map graphics, original recorded soundtrack & sounds or choose to play your own music.
FAST PLAY: Games typically last 20-30 minutes, about 1/2 the time of an average printed board game.
REPLAY VALUE IS HIGH: The distribution of the Cargo Contracts is different every time you play, as well as the Communiqué cards, weather events, and other challenges.
2 TO 4 PLAYERS: Cargo runners is like a traditional board game. It's truly a social game experience share with up to four human players (not currently against a computer opponent).


Trouble Brothers second originally-designed game for iPad, Cargo Runners is played on a beautifully designed map of the world. The object of the game is to captain a ship that must journey around the globe racing to gather cargo as you compete for valuable contracts that earn you victory.

All the worlds a stage! Thirty cargo ports-of-call with six different types of goods: Aerospace, Apparel, Coffee, Energy, Fruit and Lumber. Six home ports, each with a couple of contracts that need to be delivered. A race to determine the captain of the sea!

Every game is different because the contracts always change. Dice rolls determine movement and you bank what you dont use. Every turn, there is a chance that bad weather or political crisis will impede your decision. Often, there will be Communiqué cards that will give you bonus opportunities. Always, you will have to watch what the other players are doing.

Cargo Runners has the classic feel of a mid-50s board game only its not! Its brand new, designed specifically to take advantage of all the benefits of the iPad. Cargo Runners can be played around the table just like you would a regular board game, or with Online Multiplayer through Game Center, you can sail the world over with real players from all across the globe. A light strategy game built to bring back the joys of classic board games with family and friends.

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06-29-2011, 05:03 AM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Shanghai, China
Posts: 2,032
This one is for iPad!

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06-29-2011, 10:45 AM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 9
Looks very nice. Does it support asynchronous play?
06-29-2011, 12:04 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 437
Looks pretty nice, a bit risky to buy at this price without a demo of some sort since it appears to be an entirely new IP.
06-29-2011, 12:10 PM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Kent, Ohio
Posts: 73
No AI? That's a bummer. I was looking forward to this.
06-29-2011, 01:02 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Katy, Texas USA
Posts: 830
I don't understand why they would release a board game at a $7.99 price point that cannot be played against AI in a solo mode. All of the other top board games have an AI option and most of them are priced lower than this one. Ticket to Ride, Samurai, and Neuroshima Hex to name a few.
06-29-2011, 02:03 PM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Posts: 93
Originally Posted by cprloe View Post
I don't understand why they would release a board game at a $7.99 price point that cannot be played against AI in a solo mode. All of the other top board games have an AI option and most of them are priced lower than this one. Ticket to Ride, Samurai, and Neuroshima Hex to name a few.
Yep - but those are all iOS games based on existing games with established visuals, rules, and strategies. I believe you cover the creative R&D that goes into the creation of a new game from scratch at that price point.

But don't get me wrong - I'm bummed about no AI too since I don't have a lot of board game friends and am often offline with my iPad. Then again, I've seen so many board games with poorly implemented AI - it seems safer to launch the game without it (since it's expensive to code AI up), see general response to the game overall, and then determine if the AI will be worth the investment.
06-29-2011, 02:18 PM
Interesting, I love games with maps lol. I think I'll get it.
06-29-2011, 02:37 PM
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: London, England
Posts: 857
Looks good but it's kind of on the pricey side. An introductory price would've been good.
06-29-2011, 02:48 PM
we'll see if this one gets lots of talk of updates and new features, then no actions, like last time. I'm very weary to purchase from these guys again...

im looking at you Wizard Hex...