Reiner Knizia's Medici
By Codito Development Inc.
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Become a member of the infamous Medici family and compete to see who can make the most money in a no-holds-barred bidding war.
"[...] works amazingly well as an [iOS] app. Medici is a wonderful game and a true antidote to button-mashing video games." - TUAW
"We have yet to come across a Reiner Knizia title that we did not fall in love with, and Medici is no different. [...] a great value, earning 4.5 [out of 5] Dimples." - AppSmile.com
"Medici is in an excellent position to provide a boardgame experience for multiple human players [...] I don’t see this app coming off my [device] any time soon." - BoardGameNews.com
"[...] the gameplay rewards surpass other games — many of which are deleted once beaten. [Medici] represents a great step forward in board game ports for more serious board game fans." - BlogCritics.org
You are merchants in the fiercely competitive, but wealthy age of the Medici family. Your ships sail throughout the known world selling the goods you buy. Every day you go to the market where you must compete with other merchants for the merchandise available that day.
As lots are purchased they are immediately loaded onto the waiting ships so that the ships may depart as soon as the market closes and the tide is high.
When the ships set sail to deliver their merchandise to foreign ports, the merchants gather to calculate their earnings for the day. A merchants earnings are based on the total value of the goods they bought and the number of each commodity compared to the other merchants.
With no setup time required, no pieces to lose, and no arguments about the rules, the future of board games is here and Medici gives you exactly what you want -- to play!
How to Play:
Combining deep strategy with an intuitive and beautiful interface, Medici is easy to learn but hard to master. Choose your favorite of nine different historically-based Medici characters, and then discover their true personalities as you compete against them in solo play.
On a players turn, they open crates on the dock, then auction them off to the highest bidder. At the end of each day, Florins are paid out to the merchants with the most valuable shipments and who have shipped the most of each commodity. The player with the most money at the end of the three days is the winner!
No set up required
Fast, easy, and fun game play for 3 to 6 players
Stunning HD graphics
Support for 3 modes of play: solo, "pass and play", and "hotseat" (around the table) play
9 different historically-based Medici characters to choose from
9 different AI opponents to compete against
Complete rules and game guide
Play your own iPod music
Dr. Reiner Knizia is one of the world's most prolific and best-known board game designers, and this version of one of his top titles has been fully approved and endorsed by him.
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What's New in Version 1.4
- Bidding UI now larger and does not obscure scoring pyramid
- Improved readability of welcome and scoring help text
- Changed font for numbers to make them easier to read
- Moved game menu buttons into a single pop-up menu
Good port, but AI's random
I just played a few games on the original boardgame version and this is a well done port of the tabletop version. The commodity wheel is so small on iPhone that details can be misinterpreted leading to fouled strategies, but overall they crammed in everything that needs to be seen. My biggest gripe is that even on easy AI, their choice of commodity & amount of bids can seem illogical at times. If you want it even if it doesn't yet pose a definitive scoring threat, expect an AI opponent to swipe it. This usually means you'll always being playing your Plan B or C.
Great app! So good to pay once and not have continual "upgrades" which you must pay for. The AI is simplistic once you play a bit. Head to head is better. There should be a play online version where you can submit bids once a day or every 48 hrs, if there was I would have given it five stars. If you like this app then try Samurai, another board game created by Reiner Keniza. I enjoy being able to play strategy games virtually with other strategy enthusiasts.
AI could be smarter, but overall this auction strategy game is a fun quick time filler. Played 20 times already and only had it a few days. I still want to play it more too, which is usually an indicator of good game. Well worth the money. Good for people who are new to board-gaming as well.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Mar 07, 2011
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 8.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Codito Development Inc.
- © 2010 Sage Board Games
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.