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Two Popular Board Games Are Heading To iOS

Two Popular Board Games Are Heading To iOS

April 23, 2013
Two exciting sci-fi/fantasy board games, Eclipse and Talisman Prologue, have been transformed into iOS applications and submitted to the App Store. Both are expected to become available in the immediate future. Already, a number of popular board game applications are available for iOS, and work particularly well on Apple's 9.7-inch iPad. Our favorites include MONOPOLY for iPad, BOGGLE for iPad, and RISK™: The Official Game for iPad. However, in a recent post over at Board Game Geek, Big Daddy's Creations has revealed that a port of the sci-fi board game Eclipse has been submitted to Apple, and is currently awaiting review. As outlined at the developer's website, features of Eclipse for iOS will include:
  • Official iOS version of the ‘Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy’ boardgame
  • Deep and challenging 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate) gameplay
  • 7 species with different strengths and weaknesses
  • Customizable star systems, technology tree and ship designs
  • Up to 6 players (human or AI)
  • Asynchronous multiplayer with push notifications
  • 3 AI difficulty levels
  • In-game tutorial & manual
But that's not all. TUAW points out that in addition to Eclipse, board game fans can also look forward to an iPad version of Games Workshop's Talisman Prologue, which will become available on April 25 in the United States. A trailer video for the game, Talisman Prologue HD, has appeared online and is embedded below. Neither app has a prospective price tag, though we'll let you know if further news hits the Web. In the meantime, fans can check out our iPad Board Games AppList in order to secure their iOS board game fix until Eclipse and Talisman Prologue appear in the App Store.

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