Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest additions (Board Game) The latest stories from Pocket Gamer, updated every five minutes. FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:27:32 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Review: Lost in the Dungeon review - A card-based dungeon crawler that's got a few too many problems <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-qpcuryr_lost-in-the-dungeon-ios-1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Lost in the Dungeon review - A card-based dungeon crawler that's got a few too many problems" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> I just spent more than half an hour locked in a life or death struggle with a small rat. I'd slightly messed up the loadout of my character's deck, so the rat was hiding from me and there was nothing I could do about it.<br><br>And that's one of the problems with Lost in the Dungeon. For all of its difficulty, sometimes it gets its balancing so wrong that it's laughable. And what should be a tense battle through some caves becomes an almost literal game of cat and mouse. Or barbarian and rat.<br><br>It's not without its charm, don't get me wrong, but I think it needs some tweaks here and there before it's worth a wholehearted recommendation.<br><br><strong>Game of cards</strong><br><br>The game sees you taking on a series of dungeons using a deck of cards. You can choose your character type at the outset, then you head out into a starter dungeon to get your bearings. Shortly after that you will die. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Lost+in+the+Dungeon/review.asp?c=76980'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Lost+in+the+Dungeon/review.asp?c=76980 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:54:17 GMT Take a sneaky look at one of the cards from Shadowverse's next expansion, Dawnbreak, Nightedge <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hdvj/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Take a sneaky look at one of the cards from Shadowverse's next expansion, Dawnbreak, Nightedge" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Each Shadowverse card expansion that passes seems to get us more excited, and <a href="https://shadowverse.com/cardpack/dawnbreaknightedge/">Dawnbreak, Nightedge</a> is no different. Thanks to Cygames, we've had a quick peek at one of the cards coming later this month - and now, so have you. <br><br>As the popular strategic CCG's eighth card set, Dawnbreak, Nightedge will be bringing a bunch of new cards to the main game, as well as a new keyword, 'choose', "<em>to give card game cognoscenti access to unprecedented levels of strategic depth.</em>"<br><br>Basically, 'choose' lets players choose from a selection of abilities/effects when playing certain cards, which means you can adapt your strategies with ease. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Shadowverse/news.asp?c=76969'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Shadowverse/news.asp?c=76969 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:48:00 GMT Lost in the Dungeon lets you loose in the catacombs with just a deck of cards to protect you <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nqkisx/iphone-screenshot-9.jpg" width="200" alt="Lost in the Dungeon lets you loose in the catacombs with just a deck of cards to protect you" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Lost in the Dungeon is the latest in a long line of really interesting card-based games that have been landing on mobile. It's a dungeon crawler, where you control your actions with a deck of cards. Think of a more mature Card Crawl and you're getting there.<br><br>The deeper you get into the dungeon, the more difficult things get. So the more loot you're going to have to collect. Even though the action here is card-based, there's a whole heap of strategy and contemplation that you're going to have to go through if you want to succeed.<br><br><em><a href="/r/iPad/Card+Crawl/review.asp?c=64339">Click here to read our Card Crawl review</a></em><br><br>You need to grow your characters as well, and they're incredibly customisable, from skill sets to armour and weapons. There's also the potential for your adventure to never end, with the dev teasing new dungeons, skills, and classes still to come. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Lost+in+the+Dungeon/news.asp?c=76965'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Lost+in+the+Dungeon/news.asp?c=76965 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:32:52 GMT Best new iOS and Android games out this week: Armello, Death Coming, My Tamagotchi Forever, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nhufy/2866465-maxresdefault.jpg" width="200" alt="Best new iOS and Android games out this week: Armello, Death Coming, My Tamagotchi Forever, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> So far we've seen a lot of battle royale action and while it's always exciting, it doesn't hold a candle to checking out what brilliant games came out on the radar this week. <br><br>Whether you're shopping for iOS or Android, action, RPG, puzzler, or something totally different, take a look below to see if there's something that catches your eye.<br><br><strong>Armello</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1154749673">iOS</a></li><br><br><li>Price: F2P</li><br><br></ul><br><br>Long-awaited and highly anticipated, the striking Armello is finally available for you to play on your iPhone/iPad. Enjoy the deep tactics of card games, the strategy of tabletop games, and the adventure of a marvelous RPG while trying to claim the throne of Armello. Others are right on your tail, mind you, so think smart. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Armello/news.asp?c=76964'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Armello/news.asp?c=76964 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:24:26 GMT Hearthstone Deck Guide: Spiteful Dragon Priest <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-bkdft_hearthstone-5_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Hearthstone Deck Guide: Spiteful Dragon Priest" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Dragon Priest is a flame hot archetype right now with two quite different versions doing the rounds. This one builds around Spiteful Summoner, which is brutal when combined with high power, high cost Priest spells.<br><br>Summoner is an Epic card, so it's expensive. There are, however, relatively few other high cost cards in this deck. That, combined with a lot of flexibility to handle different situations, makes it a popular archetype to ladder with.<br><br><strong>Cards</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>2 x Northshire Cleric</li><br><br><li>2 x Shadow Ascendant</li><br><br><li>2 x Curious Glimmerroot</li><br><br><li>2 x Kabal Talonpreist</li><br><br><li>2 x Twilight Acolyte</li><br><br><li>2 x Duskbreaker</li><br><br><li>2 x Drakonid Operative</li><br><br><li>1 x Kabal Songstealer</li><br><br><li>2 x Free From Amber</li><br><br><li>2 x Mind Control</li><br><br></ul><br><br><ul><br><br><li>2 x Netherspite Historian</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76954'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76954 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:01:56 GMT Asmodee Digital has acquired the rights to yet another board game adaptation, although this one isn't a huge surprise <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-eogg/legend3.jpg" width="200" alt="Asmodee Digital has acquired the rights to yet another board game adaptation, although this one isn't a huge surprise" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Asmodee Digital has announced that its acquired the rights to publish another digital board game adaptation. Although this one isn't too much of a surprise, really. It's Fighting Fantasy Legends, from Nomad Games.<br><br>It's not that much of a surprise because Asmodee has already taken over the publishing reigns of one of Nomad's other adaptations, Talisman. Still, it's another step to complete and total world domination from the French company.<br><br><em><a href="/r/Board+Game/Lords+of+Waterdeep/feature.asp?c=74555">Click here to find out what the best fantasy board games for mobile are</a></em><br><br>If you haven't heard about Fighting Fantasy Legends, it's set in the same world as the famous gamebooks, and tells the story of three of them. Rather than just choosing your own adventure though, here things play out more like a card game. There's more action, more fun, and the same great stories we all know and love. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Fighting+Fantasy+Legends/news.asp?c=76955'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Fighting+Fantasy+Legends/news.asp?c=76955 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:39:23 GMT 78 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jzwog/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="78 games currently in soft launch on iOS and Android" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> We're super fortunate to see such an abundance of gorgeous games released per week, but it's about time Pocket Gamer showed soft launched games a little love in list form. Ongoing, that is.<br><br>Without further ado, check out which titles are in soft launch right now.<br><br><strong>Age of Magic</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Playkot Limited</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/age-of-magic/id1175370741?mt=8">iOS</a></li><br><br><li>Country: Canada, Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Turkey</li><br><br></ul><br><br>Fight for the fate of the world in this turn-based RPG. Collect and upgrade heroes, battle against opponents in the arena, work through a grueling campaign, and maybe - just maybe - you'll be the True Mage the prophecy was talking about.<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Assassin%27s+Creed+Rebellion/feature.asp?c=75070 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:44:00 GMT Will the mobile version of Dixit, Dixit World, be able to capture the social fun of the board game original? <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-ktzy_dixit-world-ios-1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Will the mobile version of Dixit, Dixit World, be able to capture the social fun of the board game original?" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Libellud Digital has revealed that it's set to bring a version of Dixit to mobile later this year. The game is called Dixit World, and it's slated to land on iOS this summer, with an Android version hitting the Play Store a few months later.<br><br>If you've not heard of Dixit before, it's a pretty simple experience. A player chooses a card and a sentence, then other players pick a card they think represents that sentence. Then you need to guess which card is the one the storyteller picked.<br><br><em><a href="/r/Board+Game/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=75053">Click here to read about the best card games for mobile</a></em><br><br>Points are awarded if you manage to fool your opponents into thinking that your card is the original. The first player to 30 points wins the game.<br><br>It's an incredibly social experience that deals with language and understanding, and that's something that hopefully this mobile version is going to be able to translate. It's going to feature both online and pass-and-play multiplayer, so there should be some scope for just that. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Dixit+World/news.asp?c=76947'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Dixit+World/news.asp?c=76947 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:19:13 GMT Meteorfall's 'Necrodude' update features new cards, a new hero, and a deceptive genie <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-xxml_logo_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Meteorfall's 'Necrodude' update features new cards, a new hero, and a deceptive genie" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> After hitting iOS and Android in January earlier this year, Meteorfall definitely made us stand up and take notice, and it'll soon be getting a tidy new update. <br><br>Having gotten our hands on the Tinder-esque roguelike deck builder we certainly thought it was a bit alright, awarding it a solid <a href="/r/Board+Game/Meteorfall/review.asp?c=76502">Gold Award</a> in its review. Though we compared it to Tiny Touch Tale's card games, it held its own as we said, "<em>Meteorfall is exactly what you want from a single player card game. It's fun, it's deep, and it'll keep you coming back for more</em>." Our <a href="/r/iPhone/Meteorfall/feature.asp?c=76583">App Army</a> also had a blast with it. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Meteorfall/news.asp?c=76945'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Meteorfall/news.asp?c=76945 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:24:07 GMT Review: Roll For It! review - A simple dice-rolling game that's still worth some attention <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-gve_roll-for-it-ios-1_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Roll For It! review - A simple dice-rolling game that's still worth some attention" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> If you sometimes find board games a little daunting, with all the rules and the remembering and the pieces, then might I recommend Roll For It.<br><br>It's a much simpler, but no less entertaining experience that you can pick up and play pretty much instantly.<br><br>It might not have the depth of other board games, but sometimes you're not looking for depth. This is a quick-fire game with a lot to offer.<br><br><strong>Rolling rolling rolling</strong><br><br>The game is all about rolling dice, as you might have been able to tell from its name. You've got six of the cubes, and there are three cards laid out in front of you.<br><br>Each of the cards has a picture on it representing some of the numbers on the dice. When it's your turn you shake your phone to roll, then drag the dice onto any of the cards that have pictures matching the faces you've rolled. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Roll+For+It%21/review.asp?c=76919'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Roll+For+It%21/review.asp?c=76919 Fri, 9 Mar 2018 12:47:08 GMT Valve's premium card game Artifact finally gets revealed, designed by the creator of Magic and coming next year to mobile <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-euvgcis/dx0xzbzv4aenvxm.jpg" width="200" alt="Valve's premium card game Artifact finally gets revealed, designed by the creator of Magic and coming next year to mobile" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Valve teased its latest game, a TCG, a while back and the reception was mild after everyone expected another entry in Valve's portfolio of legendary titles.<br><br>Still, <em>Artifact </em>is more interesting that that and at a preview event earlier this week, <a href="https://www.pcgamer.com/artifact-guide">they delivered a lot of information</a>.<br><br>The most important piece is that the game's actually designed by Richard Garfield, known for <em>Magic: The Gathering</em>. As you can imagine, that's quite the name to put forward on a card game. <em>Artifact </em>is furthermore, and quite surprisingly, a paid app as Valve wants to avoid any kind of buy-to-win scenario.<br><br><em>Artifact </em>is based on DOTA and features a lane-based gameplay that should be familiar to those who've played it. This is quite novel in a card game though and should open plenty of strategic opportunities. Creeps will spawn in each lane and you'll have towers to defend or attack. The idea is if your tower is defeated, an ancient will spawn there. If he dies, it's game over. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Artifact/news.asp?c=76918'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Artifact/news.asp?c=76918 Fri, 9 Mar 2018 12:17:00 GMT [Updated] Everything you need to win at Hearthstone - Hints, tips, tricks, and guides <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-wndz/hearthstone-03.jpg" width="200" alt="[Updated] Everything you need to win at Hearthstone - Hints, tips, tricks, and guides" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> <strong>Updated on March 9th at 11:20am:</strong> We've added our latest guide to the list, this one's about the Secret Mage deck.<br><br><hr /><br><br>So you want to <a href="/r/iPhone/Hearthstone%253A%2BHeroes%2Bof%2BWarcraft/review.asp?c=59047">get better at Hearthstone</a>? Well you've come to the right place. At this hub page you're going to find all of our guides.<br><br>We'll help you with decks, we'll help you with hints and tips, we'll help you with the washing up.<br><br>Actually, we won't help you with the washing up. We're going to update this page every time we add a new Hearthstone guide, so make sure you bookmark it, or add it to your RSS feed, or come back to it every day to make sure you're not missing out on anything. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76636'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76636 Fri, 9 Mar 2018 11:23:10 GMT Hearthstone Deck Guide: Secret Mage <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-kenxcqv_secret-mage-screenshot_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Hearthstone Deck Guide: Secret Mage" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Mage players have always had secrets in their arsenal, but it's only recently that a whole deck built on those secrets became viable. The key ingredient was Arcanologist, a card that puts a body on the board and pulls a secret from your deck, all for a sweet 2 mana.<br><br>The result is a surprisngly aggressive deck that pressures the enemy life total with direct damage. It's proved a good fit in the relatively slow meta of the moment. And, as a bonus, there's a functional budget version, too.<br><br><strong><br><br>Card Choice</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>2 x Kabal Lackey</li><br><br><li>2 x Mana Wyrm</li><br><br><li>2 x Arcanologist</li><br><br><li>2 x Frostbolt</li><br><br><li>2 x Medivh's Valet</li><br><br><li>2 x Primordial Glyph</li><br><br><li>2 x Sorceror's Apprentice</li><br><br><li>1 x Arcane Intellect</li><br><br><li>2 x Counterspell</li><br><br><li>2 x Explosive Runes</li> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76879'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Hearthstone%3A+Heroes+of+Warcraft/feature.asp?c=76879 Fri, 9 Mar 2018 11:15:56 GMT Did you miss our Scythe stream last night? Well don't worry, because you can catch it all right here <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-xjrf/scythe.jpg" width="200" alt="Did you miss our Scythe stream last night? Well don't worry, because you can catch it all right here" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Wait a second, what do you mean you didn't watch our live stream of Scythe last night? You were busy!?! We're all busy, but some of us can make time for the important things in life. It's okay though, I forgive you really.<br><br>Why do I forgive you? Well, because you <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/events/h4NJWnWgQXCsJ3zbf9o6Ug">can watch the archived stream on Twitch by clicking on this link right here</a>.<br><br>Yup, that's right, you can relive silken-voiced James Gilmour's time with one of the most interesting digital board game adaptations of the year over and over and over and over again.<br><br>And don't go thinking that this is the end for TableTap's streaming adventure. We're going to have more Twitch fun in the coming weeks, so make sure you keep your eye on the site and our social media channels so you don't miss anything ever again. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/TableTap/news.asp?c=76877'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/TableTap/news.asp?c=76877 Wed, 7 Mar 2018 15:00:00 GMT It's the first TableTap Twitch stream tonight, and this is why you should be excited <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-acns/tabletap-feat.jpg" width="200" alt="It's the first TableTap Twitch stream tonight, and this is why you should be excited" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It might seem like we're banging on about this a bit, but when you've got news as good as this, it's worth shouting to the rafters. Tonight is the night that we're going to launch our first TableTap Twitch stream.<br><br>We're going to be playing the Asmodee Digital-published Steam version of Scythe, which is set to hit PCs around the world later this year. There's a mobile version on the way too, so don't try and weasel out of watching by saying that there's nothing here for you.<br><br><em><a href="/r/Board+Game/Age+of+Rivals/feature.asp?c=76302">Check out our round up of the best board games of 2017 by clicking right here</a></em><br><br>This is exciting for a number of reasons. Firstly, it's been a good long while since you got to see James Gilmour's lovely face on a Twitch stream. If that isn't reason enough to watch, I don't know what is. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/TableTap/news.asp?c=76853'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/TableTap/news.asp?c=76853 Tue, 6 Mar 2018 11:57:41 GMT