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Game tends to freeze causing some unwanted and concerning issues on my device such as screen going black for a while and rendering the phone unresponsive. The game's responses to my moves are also slow and takes a while to register that I've made a move. Also, as Fidchell is a Celtic I find it odd that the AI has Anglo-Saxon names rather than Gaelic or Welsh. Due to the issues experienced, I give this only 2 stars.
1 person found this review helpful
Glad to see something different than Tafl, but I would love some more info in the app about the theory of the round board instead of it being a more Tafl-like game. All I've seen is a confusion of the two, so it would be cool to have some history lessons in the app, too? Hard to find details on how we know its a round board like this instead of a square grid. Loving the game so far! I'm going to want a real board soon.
4 people found this review helpful
September 11, 2021
The game was designed by Nigel Suckling. You can read about the process here: http://www.unicorngarden.com/fidchell/origins.htm
Great and fluid app design. Only major criticism is the oddly Norse themed elements that seem out of place for an ancient Celtic game that existed long before the Vikings ever raided Celtic shores. AI should have names that are authentic to the Celtic peoples rather than Norse names, and the art on the board should be Insular Celtic knotwork rather than Scandinavian art. Again, it's a game that was played by Gaels and Britons (probably Gauls too), not the Norse.