LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
Lords of Waterdeep
Not watery, but surprisingly deep
By Matt Thrower 22 November 2013
Lords of Waterdeep | Developer:
Playdek | Publisher:
Wizards of the Coast | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
board game | Players:
1 | Networking:
wireless (network) | Version:
There has been a slew of excellent Dungeons & Dragons boardgames over the past few years. Mostly they consist of the sort of tactical monster bashing you'd expect. But one title stuck out like a sore thumb: Lords of Waterdeep.
It's a worker-placement game, and that means choosing any space on the board and placing a pawn there, simultaneously gaining yourself the resources associated with that space and denying it to other players.
Aside from the fact that the resources in this game are gold pieces and various classes of adventurer, it's about as far away from dungeon-delving as you can get.
A superb re-creation of a popular and unusual Dungeons & Dragons boardgame, with excellent usability, tough AI opponents and little multimedia tweaks that really add to the experience