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NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:13:53 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer Photographs is the next story-driven puzzler from the creators of 10000000 <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-zwey_photo1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Photographs is the next story-driven puzzler from the creators of 10000000" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Photographs</em> is the EightyEight Games's follow-up to <em><a href="r/iPhone/10000000/review.asp?c=43590">10000000</a></em> and <em><a href="r/iPad/You+Must+Build+A+Boat/review.asp?c=65711">You Must Build A Boat</a></em>, promising a collecting of unique stories each told through different kinds of puzzles and gameplay.<br><br>With pixel art from <em><a href="r/iPad/Thimbleweed%2BPark/review.asp?c=75332">Thimbleweed Park</a></em>'s Octavi Navarro, <em>Photographs</em> is described less as a puzzle game, but a narrative driven adventure told through its puzzles. The game will be divided into five distinct tales, taking you on a journey between times, locations, and characters presented through increasingly challenging puzzles. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Photographs/news.asp?c=76210'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Photographs/news.asp?c=76210 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:31:35 GMT The Harbinger Expansion is out now for Talisman: Digital Edition <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-stibdad/tde_harbinger_screenshots_04.jpg" width="200" alt="The Harbinger Expansion is out now for Talisman: Digital Edition" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You might remember a few weeks ago we told you that <a href="/r/iPad/Talisman%3A+Digital+Edition/news.asp?c=75889">a new update was coming to <em>Talisman: Digital Edition</em></a> before the end of the year. Well, we were right. <em>The Harbinger</em> expansion is now live on iOS and Android.<br><br>It adds a whole bunch of new cards, as well as two new endings to the game, and three new characters. Exactly the sort of chunky expansion that <em>Talisman</em> fans are going to love. It's like an early Christmas present. Albeit an early Christmas present in the shape of an imminent apocalypse.<br><br>If you're feeling like having a look at stuff, might I suggest checking out the gallery at the top of the page. There you'll find some screenshots that show off some of the new cards and characters.<br><br>Or, if you'd rather just go grab the game, you can do that by <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/681942253">clicking here to get it for iOS</a>, or by <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nomadgames.talisman">clicking here to get it for Android</a>. The expansion will set you back £1.99 / $1.99 on the App Store, and £2.99 / $2.99 on the Play Store. You can also grab it on Steam. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Talisman%3A+Digital+Edition/news.asp?c=76208'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Talisman%3A+Digital+Edition/news.asp?c=76208 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:15:32 GMT Race for the Galaxy is getting the Brink of War expansion on iOS and Android tomorrow <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-wwbiw_race-for-the-galaxy-feat_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Race for the Galaxy is getting the Brink of War expansion on iOS and Android tomorrow" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> A few months back, <a href="/r/Board+Game/Race+for+the+Galaxy/news.asp?c=73853"><em>Race for the Galaxy</em> came out for iOS and Android</a>. And tomorrow it's going to get a new update that'll include the <em>Brink of War</em> expansion.<br><br>When the game first came out, it included two expansions, <em>The Gathering Storm</em> and <em>Rebel vs Imperium</em>. <em>Brink of War</em> adds even more content to an already chock full game then.<br><br>You'll get four new starting worlds, 36 extra developments and worlds, five new goals, and something called prestige. That's a new way of earning victory. You'll also get a new action called Search, which lets you find cards that compliment your strategies.<br><br>The update is also set to bring a host of tweaks and upgrades to other aspects of <em>Race for the Galaxy</em>, which is nice. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Race+for+the+Galaxy/news.asp?c=76184'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Race+for+the+Galaxy/news.asp?c=76184 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:28:57 GMT Lord of The Rings: The Card Game is coming to Steam, and we want these LCGs on mobile <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-fweqs/lord-of-the-rings-card-game.jpg" width="200" alt="Lord of The Rings: The Card Game is coming to Steam, and we want these LCGs on mobile" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Asmodee has announced that it's bringing <em>The Lord of the Ring: The Card Game</em> to Steam.<br><br>Hopefully that means we might see the game coming out on mobile at some point. We don't have any details yet, but we will keep you posted.<br><br>Still, the partnership with Fantasy Flight Games got us thinking. Namely it got us thinking about what other Fantasy Flight living card gams we'd like to see coming to digital in the not-too-distant future.<br><br>If you don't know what an LCG is, it's sort of like a collectible card game, but there's less randomness. You buy a starter set, and you can play the game with that.<br><br>Expansion packs add more cards to the game, but you always know what you're going to get, unlike in a booster pack for a CCG.<br><br><strong>A Game of Thrones: The Card Game</strong><br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Lord+of+the+Rings%3A+The+Card+Game/feature.asp?c=76177'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Lord+of+the+Rings%3A+The+Card+Game/feature.asp?c=76177 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:28:27 GMT Rusty Lake's next premium point and click puzzler Paradise arrives on iOS and Android in January <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-sqchp_intro_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Rusty Lake's next premium point and click puzzler Paradise arrives on iOS and Android in January" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We've been waiting for it eagerly for the past year and today Rusty Lake took to Twitter to put us all out of our miseries as they announced <em>Rusty Lake Paradise</em>'s release date. <br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rusty Lake Paradise will be released on iOS, Android, Steam and Itch.io on January 11th 2018 and will cost 3 €/$ (taxes can differ)! Read more about last stages of development on our blog: <a href="https://t.co/ZkQ6MbVkVU">https://t.co/ZkQ6MbVkVU</a> and make sure to check out our secret Christmas gift :) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RustyLake?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RustyLake</a> <a href="https://t.co/AwmEX57Nfj">pic.twitter.com/AwmEX57Nfj</a></p><br><br>— Rusty Lake (@rustylakecom) <a href="https://twitter.com/rustylakecom/status/940525482797420544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 12, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> If you're a little out of the loop, or haven't tucked into any of Rusty Lake's games before, <em>Paradise</em> is the latest premium point and click title which follows the usual dark/twisted story pattern. Set on a small island in the 18th century, it's up to you to help your island be rid of the ten plagues following your mother's death.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Rusty+Lake+Paradise/news.asp?c=76176'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Rusty+Lake+Paradise/news.asp?c=76176 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:16:41 GMT The 5 best tips and tricks for getting started with Abalone for iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nytqq/iphone-screenshot-4.jpg" width="200" alt="The 5 best tips and tricks for getting started with Abalone for iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Asmodee Digital has just release a shiny new digital version of classic board game <em>Abalone</em>. The graphics have been updated, and there's been some other tweaks to the game as well.<br><br>So we figured now was the perfect time to have a look at some hints and tips to set you in good stead for your time with the game. After all, we're here to help.<br><br>If you've got your own suggestions, feel free to toss them in the comments at the bottom of the article.<br><br><strong>Don't rush in</strong><br><br>While <em>Abalone</em> is a pretty simple game to grasp, it's easy to charge headlong into a round only to find yourself beaten within far too short a time.<br><br>Rushing straight to the offensive is going to leave you open to attack yourself, so don't do it.<br><br><strong>Plan ahead</strong><br><br>Much like in chess, the key to success in <em>Abalone</em> is seeing where the board is likely to go. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Abalone/feature.asp?c=76158'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Abalone/feature.asp?c=76158 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:34:01 GMT Pocket Gamer is giving away 10 physical and digital copies of the board game Carcassonne and 2,000 Steam discount codes to celebrate TableTap <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-vkapjr_icon_app_ios_1024_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer is giving away 10 physical and digital copies of the board game Carcassonne and 2,000 Steam discount codes to celebrate TableTap" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Earlier this year, <em>Pocket Gamer</em> launched <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/latest.asp?sec=46">TableTap</a>, a brand new section on the site that celebrates everything digital board gaming.<br><br>We're really excited about it, and to celebrate we're giving away 10 copies of Asmodee's <em>Carcassonne</em> on Android, and a copy of the physical board game.<br><br>We're also giving away a whopping 2,000 Steam codes to every single person who enters until we run out of codes! Can't say fairer than that.<br><br><strong>How do I win?<br><br></strong><br><br>All you have to do to get in with a chance of winning a copy of this excellent game and board game is to <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/apparmy/?ref=bookmarks">join the App Army on Facebook</a> then fill out the super simple Google form below. We'll then select the winner in a week, when the competition closes. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Carcassonne+%28Asmodee%29/feature.asp?c=76147'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Carcassonne+%28Asmodee%29/feature.asp?c=76147 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:27:00 GMT Review: Reigns: Her Majesty review - A date with destiny <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xizxat/screenshot_97.jpg" width="200" alt="Reigns: Her Majesty review - A date with destiny" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Despite what some might tell you, I'm not entirely sure swiping left or right is really the best way to find a partner. Yes, it's much easier to whittle down your options, but binary choices don't leave much room for a middle-ground.<br><br>Can you imagine choices in your daily life being cut down to Yes or No? Can you imagine trying to rule a kingdom with those choices?<br><br>Well, you don't need to imagine, because <em>Reigns: Her Majesty</em> is here to show you exactly what that's like.<br><br>And, well, it's an awful lot like a swift death, apparently. When you start up <em>Reigns: Her Majesty</em> for the first time, it won't be long until you're very much deceased.<br><br>As it turns out, pleasing everyone can be pretty difficult when you've not got many choices to pick from.<br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//Screenshot_98.jpg" width="460" height="258" /> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Reigns%3A+Her+Majesty/review.asp?c=76128'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Reigns%3A+Her+Majesty/review.asp?c=76128 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:44:04 GMT VEmpire - The Kings of Darkness is a spooky deck-builder that's out now for iPhone and iPad <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-urxy/iphone-screenshot-4.jpg" width="200" alt="VEmpire - The Kings of Darkness is a spooky deck-builder that's out now for iPhone and iPad" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You might remember a few weeks back we mentioned a card game called <em>VEmpire</em>.<br><br>It was all about vampires and empires and history. Well, it's finally snuck onto the App Store, so if you wanted to play it, now you can.<br><br>The game is a mix between historical accuracy and horror inaccuracy. And it's a deck-builder. So think <em>Hearthstone</em> and Buffy getting in a fight with Professor David Starkey about who's the coolest. There'll be a lot of biting. You know what Starkey's like.<br><br>Anyway, it certainly looks like an interesting mash-up of ideas. And it doesn't have any IAPs either. Pay once and you'll be able to play the game until you literally become a vampire yourself. Or you need to go to bed, one of the two. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/VEmpire+%2D+The+Kings+of+Darkness/news.asp?c=76142'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/VEmpire+%2D+The+Kings+of+Darkness/news.asp?c=76142 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 09:23:19 GMT Reigns: Her Majesty tips and tricks - Using the items <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xizxat/screenshot_97.jpg" width="200" alt="Reigns: Her Majesty tips and tricks - Using the items" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Reigns: Her Majesty</em> has released and it’s pretty excellent, and has us swiping left and right more than ever. Getting better results than ever, too.<br><br>Here you’ll find some simple advice for using the five items you’ll acquire in game.<br><br>This certainly isn’t an exhaustive guide on how to use every item - you need to discover some things for yourself - but this’ll definitely give you the necessary wisdom to progress if you’re in a pinch.<br><br><input type="image" src="/FCKEditorFiles//Screenshot_99(2).jpg" width="460" height="258" /><br><br><strong>Dueling Pistol<br><br></strong><br><br>The Dueling Pistol can be used to get out of awkward situations - or make situations considerably more awkward, depending on what you’re interested in.<br><br>To Duel, you must pay attention to what the owl says; he’ll indicate a special word, and you must hold your fire until you see that word. Once he uses it in a sentence, you fire. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Reigns%3A+Her+Majesty/feature.asp?c=76135'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Reigns%3A+Her+Majesty/feature.asp?c=76135 Thu, 7 Dec 2017 17:00:53 GMT Asmodee has updated Abalone for iOS and Android with a sweet new lick of paint <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nytqq/iphone-screenshot-4.jpg" width="200" alt="Asmodee has updated Abalone for iOS and Android with a sweet new lick of paint" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <em>Abalone</em>, the digital version of one of the simplest and most interesting board games on the planet, has just been given a pretty swanky overhaul.<br><br>First and foremost, there are new graphics, that bring the game up to speed with the physical version.<br><br>Then there's a new online mode that's controlled through your Asmodee account, letting you take on the best players in the world. And probably some of the worst if I'm online at any point. Seriously, I'm terrible at this game.<br><br>If you're not familiar with <em>Abalone</em>, it's a game that's all about pushing your opponent's marbles off a hexagonal board. Think chess meets sumo wrestling, with some bits and bobs from other games thrown in. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Abalone/news.asp?c=76130'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Abalone/news.asp?c=76130 Thu, 7 Dec 2017 12:38:47 GMT The 20 best N-Gage and N-Gage 2.0 games <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-gbn/nokia_n-gage_png_jpgcopy.jpg" width="200" alt="The 20 best N-Gage and N-Gage 2.0 games" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The N-Gage was ever-so-slightly ahead of its time. It was a gaming phone that first came out in 2003, created by Nokia in Finland. You could make calls, you could surf the web, you could play a version of Tomb Raider.<br><br>And then there was the N-Gage 2.0 that was basically a version of Xbox Live for Nokia phones. That lasted until about 2008. And it was pretty damn good.<br><br>But what were the best games on the now defunct platform? I mean that's probably not a question you've ever bothered to ask yourself, but we've gone right ahead and answered it anyway.<br><br>After all, we are celebrating <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Nokia+news/feature.asp?c=76119">100 years of Finnish independence</a>. And what's more independent than a phone you can play games on?<br><br><strong><a href="/r/N-Gage/Reset+Generation/review.asp?c=8184">Reset Generation <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT Top 10 Best Finnish Hardware <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-vcdtm/413f5kp_jjl_1_.jpg" width="200" alt="Top 10 Best Finnish Hardware" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Finland celebrates its <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Nokia+news/feature.asp?c=76119">100th Independence Day</a> today, and to join in with the celebrations, we've listed 10 of the best pieces of Finnish inventions and technology.<br><br>Finland has a strong history of creating hardware and technology that changes the world, as you’ll soon discover as you go through this list.<br><br>So many incredible pieces of tech, things that you can’t imagine the world without today. Let’s take a look at just ten…<br><br><strong>Nokia 1100<br><br></strong><br><br>When it comes to legendary pieces of tech, few things have the recognition that Nokia phones do, and the 1100 might be king among them all. The, at-the-time, tiny wonder was a revelation, and to top it off, Finland invented SMS messages too. Where would we be without them? <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:53:00 GMT The 25 best Finnish characters <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xlmp/ab_android_beta.jpg" width="200" alt="The 25 best Finnish characters" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's fair to say that Finland has a pretty intriguing history when it comes to the characters that it's created.<br><br>And since it's <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Android/Nokia+news/feature.asp?c=76119">Finland's 100th independence day</a> today, we thought that was something worth celebrating.<br><br>In this list we're going to look at 25 of the best. Some of them you'll have heard of, some of them you won't, and at least one of them has a funny name.<br><br><strong>Red Bird</strong> - Angry Birds<br><br>Red Bird has become the Finnish pop culture export of recent times. From smash hit games to a blockbuster Hollywood movie, from novelty socks to kid's backpacks, it's hard to think of something that hasn't been branded with his cheery visage. I mean, his visage isn't actually that cheery. He's an Angry Bird after all. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Angry+Birds/feature.asp?c=76112 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:36:00 GMT Wage Advance Wars-style strategy when Tiny Metal releases on Nintendo Switch later this month <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-zjeg/tiny-metal-10-12-16-4.jpg" width="200" alt="Wage Advance Wars-style strategy when Tiny Metal releases on Nintendo Switch later this month" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Strategy game <a href="r/Switch/Tiny+Metal/news.asp?c=75210"><em style="font-size: 13.3333px;">Ti</em><em>ny Metal</em></a> is finally coming to consoles on December 21st, bringing <em>Advance Wars</em> inspired battles to the Switch and Steam.<br><br><em>Tiny Metal</em> pits your forces and their unique hero units against various factions during the game's campaign and skirmishes, or against friends in local and online multiplayer.<br><br>You'll need to carefully position and strike with units like riflemen and gunships to master this tactical challenges, utilizing terrain, height advantages, flanking, captured territory, and tide-turning strategies like airstrikes and hero unit abilities. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Tiny+Metal/news.asp?c=76103'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Steam/Tiny+Metal/news.asp?c=76103 Tue, 5 Dec 2017 08:00:26 GMT