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Stone Age: The Board Game
Modern cave men
By Harry Slater 04 January 2013
Stone Age: The Board Game | Developer:
Campfire Creations | Publisher:
Campfire Creations | Format:
iPhone | Genre:
board game | Players:
1 | Networking:
wireless (adhoc), on one device | Version:
If a boardgame is going to work on an iOS device it needs to be able to explain everything you need to know about it in its tutorial.
Some people will be willing to dig around in digital rule books to find out the more obscure ways to play, but most will be put off if things aren't clear after they've been walked through the basics.
That's something that Stone Age: The Board Game gets right. It doesn't unveil all of its many complexities in its tutorial, but it does give you a solid grasp of the fundamentals, leaving the formulation of strategy to the cogs whirring in your head rather than making them explicit.
It won't be to everyone's taste, but Stone Age: The Board Game is a deep and entertaining multiplayer package