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 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:16:33 GMT Copyright (c) 2017 Pocket Gamer 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/Board+Game/Talisman%3A+Digital+Edition/news.asp?c=76208'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Talisman%3A+Digital+Edition/news.asp?c=76208 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:15:32 GMT Best iOS and Android sales this week - Ace Attorney, Runic Rampage, A Good Snowman is Hard to Build, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-iotc/a-good-snowman-is-hard-to-build-4.jpg" width="200" alt="Best iOS and Android sales this week - Ace Attorney, Runic Rampage, A Good Snowman is Hard to Build, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Happy Monday, one and all. It's time to take another look into the world of deals and price cuts, and see if anything strikes your fancy. <br><br>As always, this is an ever-changing list so what's here today might not still be active by the end of the week. Likewise, what isn't here today might pop up as the days go on, so do check back. We'll let you know when there's been more stuff added.<br><br><strong>A Good Snowman is Hard to Build</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Draknek Limited</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1040930654">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.agoodsnowman&referrer=utm_source%3DBlog%26utm_medium%3DApp%26utm_campaign%3Dfeatured_sale">Android</a></li><br><br><li>Price: £2.99/$2.99</li><br><br></ul><br><br>The simplest of simple explanations, <em>A Good Snowman</em> is a super cute puzzler about being a monster and making snowman. It features a stunning art style, engaging content, lovingly crafted levels, and an original soundtrack.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/A+Good+Snowman+Is+Hard+To+Build/news.asp?c=76167'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/A+Good+Snowman+Is+Hard+To+Build/news.asp?c=76167 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:04:12 GMT The Shadowverse World Grand Prix takes place on December 23rd/24th in Tokyo <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hdvj/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="The Shadowverse World Grand Prix takes place on December 23rd/24th in Tokyo" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Just to make this winter season that much more exciting, Cygames has just reminded us that the <em>Shadowverse World Grand Prix</em> is just around the corner.<br><br>First covered what feels like years ago back in <a href="/r/iPhone/Shadowverse/news.asp?c=75480">October</a>, the <em>RAGE Shadowverse World Grand Prix</em> is an invitational tournament which'll separate the adults from the kids and the ultimate champion from the lot of them.<br><br>Taking place in Tokyo on December 23rd and 24th, 24 players from across the globe have been invited to try their hand at winning the world championship. Though each of the participants are guaranteed $1,000 in prize money, there's a prize pool of a whopping $120,000 up for grabs. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Shadowverse/news.asp?c=76203'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Shadowverse/news.asp?c=76203 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:51:47 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/Board+Game/Race+for+the+Galaxy/news.asp?c=76184'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/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/Board+Game/Lord+of+the+Rings%3A+The+Card+Game/feature.asp?c=76177'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Lord+of+the+Rings%3A+The+Card+Game/feature.asp?c=76177 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:28:27 GMT 63 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="63 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>Arena of Valor<br><br></strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Tencent Games</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/GB/app/id1150318642">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ngame.allstar.eu">Android</a></li><br><br><li>Country: France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine</li> <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, 12 Dec 2017 15:37:53 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/Board+Game/Abalone/feature.asp?c=76158'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Abalone/feature.asp?c=76158 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:34:01 GMT New iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Reigns: Her Majesty, Ashworld, The Sexy Brutale, and more <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-tfzrib/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="New iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch games out this week - Reigns: Her Majesty, Ashworld, The Sexy Brutale, and more" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> HEY GUESS WHAT? It's Friday tomorrow, which means there's only one day left before we don't have to be responsible, or as responsible, as usual for the following two days. <br><br>If you simply can't wait to get that Friday feeling, here's this week's list of simply the best new games to dive into, and there's some real stonkers this time around. <br><br><strong>iOS/Android/AR</strong><br><br><strong>Ace Attorney Investigations</strong><br><br><ul><br><br><li>Publisher: Capcom</li><br><br><li>Platform: <a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/itunes/1227608370">iOS</a>/<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.capcom.kenji1en&hl=en_GB">Android </a></li><br><br><li>Price: F2P/£8.99</li><br><br></ul><br><br>This installment of <em>Ace Attorney</em> follows Miles Edgeworth as he investigates crime scenes to unearth the truth of each case he takes. Solve the puzzles around you, work with the police, and bring criminals to justice. Though the game is full price on Android, it's current free to play one iOS with optional IAPs to unlock its full content.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Reigns%3A+Her+Majesty/news.asp?c=76133'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Reigns%3A+Her+Majesty/news.asp?c=76133 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 15:41:24 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/Board+Game/Carcassonne+%28Asmodee%29/feature.asp?c=76147'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Carcassonne+%28Asmodee%29/feature.asp?c=76147 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 13:27:00 GMT Pocket Gamer exclusive: Four new cards from Shadowverse's upcoming Chronogenesis pack <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hdvj/capture.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer exclusive: Four new cards from Shadowverse's upcoming Chronogenesis pack" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's about that time again where <em>Shadowverse</em> is starting to get hyped about its upcoming expansion pack, <em>Chronogenesis.</em><br><br>This pack'll have 138 new cards, a fair chunk more than it's previous pack's 104, plus three leader cards from the 1st Birthday Popularity Poll. The major reason for this increase is because of the introduction of <em>Portalcraft</em>, <em>Shadowverse</em>'s eighth class. <br><br>On top of these new cards, there's also be a new way to play: the Rotation play format. Here, cards from the five most recently released sets will be playable, and it'll join the current Unlimited play format, giving you two ways to dive into the game.  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Shadowverse/news.asp?c=76143'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Shadowverse/news.asp?c=76143 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 09:57:00 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/Board+Game/VEmpire+%2D+The+Kings+of+Darkness/news.asp?c=76142'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/VEmpire+%2D+The+Kings+of+Darkness/news.asp?c=76142 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 09:23:19 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/Board+Game/Abalone/news.asp?c=76130'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/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/Board+Game/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76116 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT Panzer Corps, the epic historical strategy game with tabletop roots, is on sale for iOS <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-nxxy/screen480x480__1_.jpeg" width="200" alt="Panzer Corps, the epic historical strategy game with tabletop roots, is on sale for iOS" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It might not actually be a board game adaptation in and of itself, but <em>Panzer Corps</em> has the blood of table top battles running through its digital veins. And right now you can grab it on the App Store for less than a fiver.<br><br>Considering it usually costs almost 20 pounds, that's a pretty darn impressive saving.<br><br>The game sees you leading legions of tanks in a series of battles set during World War 2.<br><br>This isn't a game for the faint-hearted or those without a strategic bone in their bodies. It's basically the closest thing you can get to actually being a tank commander. From the past.<br><br>At review we gave the game a Silver Award and called it "a gloriously rich, deep, and rewarding historical strategy game," adding that "you'll need to put in a lot of effort both to learn the ropes and to play effectively, mind." <a href="/r/iPad/Panzer+Corps/review.asp?c=56310">You can read the rest of the review by clicking here</a>. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Panzer+Corps/news.asp?c=76118'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Panzer+Corps/news.asp?c=76118 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 12:18:13 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/Board+Game/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Board+Game/Nokia+N%2DGage+%281st+Generation%29/feature.asp?c=76115 Wed, 6 Dec 2017 11:53:00 GMT