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Just tried Onirim, must admit I'm a little disappointed with it. It feels like playing solitaire on windows only with fewer decisions. Maybe it needs an expansion to make interesting, but after 2 games I'm already a bit bored of it.

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Don't forget that the app is just the base game with none of the expansions used. The expansions really open it up and turn it into a 'game' with having to get doors in order etc. 

 

They've said on twitter they're not looking to release expansions, which is just ridiculous and will just sour people on the game. 

 

In the base game your most decision is how to use your keys. Do you perform a prophecy and hope to discard a nightmare, or keep it in case a door appears. Second most common is the most efficient discarding method. Occasionally it's worth putting a door back into limbo (against your better judgement!). 

 

I'd never play the base game physically because of the app, but it has made me play it because I realised how much the expansions do add. 

 

I've been playing carcassonne on Android and its quite a nice implementation. Can get a bit difficult to see on your phone but it's a good way to pass a few hours. 

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A quick heads up that the Star Realms app has been updated. Previously it was a functional but very clunky implementation of the game. Now it's much more tactile and user friendly. It's not quite as good an app as Ascension was but that could be down to the fact that my ageing iPad3 is clearly struggling to do this justice.

 

It's really good now as well as being a better game than Ascension.

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Not sure if this is the best thread to ask this in, but here goes...

 

I am a big fan of Card Hunter (http://www.cardhunter.com/) and would love to have a proper board game with the same style and mechanics. Is there anything out there that would fit the bill?

 

In a bid to try and keep on topic, Pathfinder Adventures is currently on offer on Steam (just over 34 hours left as I type this) at 40% off - http://store.steampowered.com/app/480640/Pathfinder_Adventures/

 

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3 hours ago, rsbrowndog said:

Not sure if this is the best thread to ask this in, but here goes...

 

I am a big fan of Card Hunter (http://www.cardhunter.com/) and would love to have a proper board game with the same style and mechanics. Is there anything out there that would fit the bill?

 

In a bid to try and keep on topic, Pathfinder Adventures is currently on offer on Steam (just over 34 hours left as I type this) at 40% off - http://store.steampowered.com/app/480640/Pathfinder_Adventures/

 

 

I don't play Card Hunter but Myth looks like it might be similar?

 

23 minutes ago, Blunted said:

Oh, that sucks. Works ok on my OP3. What was the problem?

 

How does it play on a phone screen rather than tablet? 

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3 hours ago, rsbrowndog said:

I am a big fan of Card Hunter (http://www.cardhunter.com/) and would love to have a proper board game with the same style and mechanics. Is there anything out there that would fit the bill?

 

There are quite a few hand-management/deck-building dungeon crawlers out there. You've already mentioned Pathfinder: the ACG. Gloomhaven immediately comes to mind, but that's something of a beast. Mage Knight is regarded as the king of the genre, and is especially well-regarded as a solo game, but is again quite a monster. If it's the cardplay you like, and not the miniatures, then they've reinvented Thunderstone again this year.

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19 minutes ago, Kzo said:

How does it play on a phone screen rather than tablet? 

 

It's ok, text is small on some cards so a bit of tapping required, but it's perfectly playable. Once I know the game a bit better I imagine it'll need less of that anyway.

 

Better on a tablet though obviously.

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Hey folks, I'm looking for good single player board games on android with decent enemy AI. Strategy is proffered, I like thinking games. Stuff like Settlers of catan, that Risk game that was on console, that sorta thing. Cheers! 

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Bumping this thread to leave this here. If you've played the game you'll love it and the app is great (if not cheap). If you haven't then you should, it's a solid gold classic.

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