Will you be Le Havre's next Titan of Industry?
"10/10: This game will undoubtedly go down as a perennial favourite." - iPadBoardGames.org
"4/4: [A] great digital translation of this famous game." - iOS Board Games
"[E]xcellent ... as elegant an adaptation as I can imagine. If you like Agricola and/or Caylus, I strongly recommend Le Havre." - The Dish
"5/5: Very compelling and rewarding." - GameZebo
"4.5/5: if you're a fan of board games, you [...] owe it to yourself to pick this one up." - TouchArcade
In this universal adaptation of the popular board game (winner of a 2009 International Gamers Award, among others), you can compete with up to 5 people — or against a computer's AI — to construct buildings and ships to support your shipping empire. An in-depth tutorial and hint system help you develop the strategy you will need to dominate the harbor.
Collect resources to build and use new buildings, while paying your workers and saving up for ships. Buildings are a good investment, but ships provide necessary income. Deciding where to put your resources early on may determine your fate later in the game, so choose wisely!
With no setup time required, no pieces to lose, and no arguments about the rules, the future of board games is here and Le Havre gives you exactly what you want — to play!
Supports 3 modes of play:
- Solo play; solitaire or against varying degrees of AI difficulty
- “Pass and play” with 2 to 5 local human players with or without AI
- Turn-based multiplayer using Game Center
Full tutorial and in-game hints
Eye catching design and interactive game pieces using art from the original board game
Create your own playlists from your iPod
Note: you must have iOS 5.0+ on your device in order to play online!
Uwe Rosenberg is an award-winning German game designer. He is well known for the development of innovative card game mechanisms. He also designed Agricola, a game that dethroned Puerto Rico as the highest rated game on BoardGameGeek.com. Le Havre is a successor to that game, and the second in Rosenberg's series of economic-themed building games.
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Restored support for iPhone 4S.
Ratings and Reviews
First class game adapted OK
Fans of the board game and other Euros should not hesitate. It's a great way to complement the board game version. The learning curve can be steep, but with patience the Le Havre app is very rewarding as a deeper, busier variant of, say, San Juan. It probably is my preference as a board game over Agricola (same designer), though in comparing the apps I guess this one is somewhat plainer.
Indeed over the years other Euros on iOS have offered smarter interfaces... and requisite price premiums. The Le Havre app looks and plays well (if a little busy... as befits a heavy Euro) and boasts keen AI. It may not draw in the casual players though, which would be a shame.
Great game - nice implementation
Not perhaps the prettiest thing in the world to look at, but it’s all there with great help text and everything fits on one screen very tidily..
For starters, given the sheer amount of detailed information that needs to be conveyed, the absence of retina graphics is a big letdown. Some of the icons are so small and blurry that they are unreadable. It is also disappointing that the developer has chosen to cram all game information onto a single screen. A multi-page layout (maybe a screen for other players' resources, and another screen for the buildings, and a main screen for the board) could have been intuitive with the touchscreen, but instead.
I wouldn't recommend this game to people who have not previously played the tabletop version. I also would not recommend this to people who have regular access to the board game.
The AI is decent, and I suspect that's where all the effort has gone. This game needs a graphics and UI overhaul before it could be enjoyable to play. In its current form, it's just too rough to play for all but the most determined players.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.