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Small World 2 update contains speed chess-like real-time tournaments
by Chris Priestman 11/6/2014
Product: Small World 2
Publisher: Days of Wonder
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Card/ board game
Networking: wireless (network),on one device
Days of Wonder has just issued a big update to the Silver Award-winning Small World 2.

It features a host of new features, the biggest of which is the "Tournament Style" multiplayer mode.

This new mode is available in Single Session and Multiple Session flavours. It's played in real time but is still turn based. It's a little like speed chess, so, yes, each player has an allocated time in which to take its turn in each match.

You can arrange how much time each player has to make its turn as you wish. If a player runs out time, then she loses and will leave the match.

However, those that do run out of time or quit early will be automatically replaced with an AI bot.

Small World 2

To accompany this new multiplayer mode, Days of Wonder has included an Online Arena. It comes with a lobby, real-time chat, a list of connected players, and a new invitation system.

Days of Wonder hopes that this will not only make it easier to set up online matches with other players, but also to build the community.

You can download the update right now if you already own Small World 2.

If you don't, then you can purchase it for £6.99 / $9.99 from the App Store [buy], and for £6 (about $9.50) from Google Play [buy].
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