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Reiner Knizia's Samurai

By Conlan Rios

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** Please note that there is currently a compatibility issue with iOS 8. We ask that you hold from purchasing this if you plan on playing on a device running iOS 8 until we resolve it.**


It's a time of strife in feudal Japan and you dream of one day becoming Shogun and eventually Emperor.

Your goal is to gain the most influence from the 3 major castes: the Samurai, the Clergy, and the Peasant in this popular turn-based strategy game designed by award-winning game designer, Reiner Knizia.


- Battle against the AI.

- Pass 'n Play with your friends.

- Internet multiplayer with Push Notifications.

- Universal app with native iPad support.

- Fully featured online profiles with ELO ratings, global ranking, achievement levels, and game statistics.

- In-depth tutorial.


"The Must List: What's Hot for the Week"
-- Entertainment Weekly

"...Beautiful graphics, online capability, and tried and true game play make this a no-brainer for board game fans..."

"...Samurai really shines when it comes to online multiplayer..."

"...a very playable version of an excellent German-style board game..."

"...strategy gaming perfection..."

"...both thought-provoking and enjoyable..."

"...a great new addition to the Knizia library..."
-- State of Play, The Gaming Blog

"Editors Choice Award"





Original Board Game Design by Reiner Knizia
Game Development by Conlan Rios
Artwork by Vaclav Jakubek
AI Programming by neXus
Music composed by Mike Weiser, (ASCAP)

If you like this, be sure to check out the original board game by Rio Grande Games! (

Please be sure you're running firmware version 3.0 or higher on your device.

For 1 to 4 players.

What's New in Version 1.15

- iOS 4 Multitasking support.

- Minor UI Fixes.

- Minor internal fixes.


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Customer Reviews

Great version of a fantastic board game.

Decent AI, simple gameplay, great online mode. Everything you could ask for.

I'd have a hard time not recommending this game for such a great price.

Amazing Boardgame app

Most boardgame apps don't translate into perfect play. Sometimes the AI is stupid, sometimes there aren't enough play options. This app gives you Pass and Play for up to 4 human players or a mix of human and computer. You can also play 2 player or 3 player. All of them well executed.
There is a a simple tutorial provided which allows you to quickly learn the game. As well there is a hint screen at the end that explains again why you won/lost.
I'd say it takes about 5 minutes to learn to play. After getting good at playing the compuer you can also explore the next part of the game. ONLINE ranked play via EMAIL.
You can set up a game and invite people to join (and people join quick) or you can join other player games.
Then you set a time limit (1hr, 12 hrs, 24hr, 1 day) then you have that much time to complete your turn.
It plays well you can have up to 20 games going at once.
And then the real icing on the cake is the gorgeous graphics and easy to use interfaces.
This game was actually adapted so well, it it better than the original boardgame.


Great game, very well thought out!! Everything about it shows excellent design and careful planning, plus it plays great on the iPad. Can't recommend this game enough! Go buy it!!!

Reiner Knizia's Samurai
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $5.79
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.15
  • Size: 32.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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