I love this app but... I love this game and really enjoy playing the campaign but I've run into a couple issues. 1) I should be able to report bugs from within the app. 2) I emailed about a bug a week ago and have gotten no response. 3) In the setup of a game, I just got the notification that there weren't enough bonus cards for me to take any, even though the computer player after me got to take 2. I restarted the game and got the same thing. No point playing with the game stacked against me that much.
Needs an Undo button Very good implementation of a very unique board game. Take seriously the advice to use 5 inch screen or larger... designers have done their best, but some bits are not quite legible on Nexus 5. I'd love to see an Undo button. I've accidentally pressed the check mark button to commit an unintended action too many times now. My fault, but it is detracting from my enjoyment of an excellent game.
Superb delivery of a game with much interesting decision-making. The complex scoring is offputting at first, but makes it appropriately difficult to decide on the best move. The AI is good at calculation, of course, but poor at strategic placement of tiles, making it easy to beat once you get the hang of it. The tutorial is hard work without being very helpful; I got more from reading the rules.
Tutorial was generally good, as a person who had never encountered the game before. I found myself looking up things in the help menu for a while, afterwards, though. I don't feel like I had a good grasp of card mechanics, rewards, or where to look for information in some cases. Otherwise, everything runs very smoothly and the game is plenty engaging! May find it's way to my tabletop before long.
Overall, if you're a fan of Castles you should buy this game. However, in order to improve the game, the A.I. needs to be better implemented: it routinely prices poorly such as favor tiles being on the low end, all computer players will pass if prices are appropriate such as a double favor tile being 15 or 10 for an example. On more than one occasion I've seen the computer player block itself in leaving it unable to purchase tiles the rest of the game. Instructions for campaign are sometimes not clear. Needs online play with friends.
Excellent port of the board game Very good translation of the board game into app form. Extremely fun, for a fraction of the price. There are a few flaws, though. You have to memorize your bonus cards, because there's no way to review them during play. The field of view is tiny, so deciding where to put a piece takes ages. And the scoring at the end of the game is incomprehensible. You only know who won, not why or how, so there's no way to learn how to improve oneself. Despite these minor flaws, definitely worth the purchase.
• Two New Hidden "Bonus" Campaign Levels: Waldeck and Sauerburg
• Resolved issue with disappearing Corridors on restored levels
• Resolved issue with Pass button being shown when switching back from viewing another player's castle
• Other bug fixes and enhancements
Hit the road for a life of adventure in this version of the classic boardgame!