Carcassonne in review – more confusing to spell than play

I used to play a game on the PocketPC called Cities, which I took to be a stripped down version of Carcassonne, especially since the tiles were taken directly from the Carcassonne tile library.  While Cities would actually make a good mini-game for Carcassonne, Carcassonne has so much more to offer.  I never would have guessed that a tile based city building board game could be so strategic, but even the solitaire mode pretty much gets the best of me.  It’s especially compelling because there is no combat involved, which is unusual for what amounts to a turn-based strategy game.  The slow pace might be a bit daunting for some, but slow pace is right up my alley these days. Continue reading…

10 New App Store Games To Watch [May 31 - June 6]

Once again the week started out slow, but eventually the interesting titles started filtering in.  Of course the biggest news was the release and subsequent pulling of Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within due to a bug in the menu system.  Also of note was the release of Call Of Duty: World At War: Zombies II, which if you ask me needs a shorter title.  If you like a bit of classics merged with modern horror there’s Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, and adventure game buffs actually got an iPhone only and original release (in other words, not a port) in the form of Hector: Badge Of Carnage.

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