Cadwallon: City of Thieves
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Recapture the sensations of the original board game in glorious 3D and take the game with you wherever you go!
Cadwallon: City of Thieves is a faithful adaptation for iPad of the board game of the same name.
Place the four members of your gang of thieves within the dangerous city of Cadwallon and get rich or die trying. Outpace your rivals to open the treasure chests or simply defeat an opponent to steal what he is carrying. Each character has 3 abilities and one unique skill, so you will have to adopt the right strategy and trust the luck of the dice, if you are to bring as much treasure as possible back to the thieves’ den.
In the City of Thieves, dirty tricks are the order of the day!
Be careful though, as two militiamen have been assigned to maintain law and order and they move about the board, interfering with your Machiavellian plans… Woe betide any thief caught inside the militia’s cordon at the end of the game. This iPad version takes you on a 3D adventure deep inside Cadwallon; an adventure you can take with you wherever you go, to play against friends or fellow travellers. The intuitive gameplay of a City of Thieves allows beginners to quickly understand the rules.
This game is almost wonderful in so many ways. It looks better than most digital board games and generally has a smooth interface.
That being said, it lacks virtually every where else. As stated by other reviews this is purely pass and play with no online multiplayer or AI. I was aware of this before I purchased it but it was still disappointing. No further support or updates for this game. Of the 8 scenarios you get with the physical board game, you only get the first with the digital version. Maybe one day they will come back and update and improve, but until then save your 99 cents.
Good production value, but fatally flawed.
The production value here is excellent. This LOOKS like a top-notch, high quality game. However, it's missing two critical components of any digital board game: a tutorial and an AI to play against.
This game can ONLY be played against another person physically sitting next to you. There's no AI, nor wireless or internet multiplayer... the only game mode is pass-and-play multiplayer.
Likewise, there's no proper tutorial. You get a digital copy of the rulebook (and a sloppy, awkward one at that), and that's it. Good luck figuring the game out if you're new to it. Ugh.
Cadwallon is a fun board game, but this app version is sloppy and incomplete to the point of being useless to most people. Fix it, and it could be a 5-star game.
Ok for the price
I'm in agreement that there should exist an AI player. That said, if I want an impromptu game with a buddy and my copy is not with me, for $0.99 and the fact I don't have to set up the board and clean up after, this app does the trick.
I will gladly raise my rating when (if) CPU becomes an opponent choice.