7 Wonders Companion
By Repos Production
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≈≈≈≈ 7 WONDERS COMPANION ≈≈≈≈
≈≈ THE INDISPENSABLE TOOL FOR 7 WONDERS ≈≈
≈ The official game aid for 7 Wonders: the most award-winning board game of all time! ≈
This application will offer you unparalleled ease of play, with multiple options:
• A NEW EXCLUSIVE WONDER
>> Play with Cupertino, created specially for the occasion!
• RANDOM DRAWING OF WONDERS
>> For a quick game setup. You can also choose not to play with some wonders
• EFFICIENT SCORING CALCULATION
>> Total your points in an easy way with a system that's designed and optimized specifically for 7 Wonders
• KEEP TRACK OF YOUR STATISTICS
>> Record your games and look at the evolution of your scores over time
• QUICK ACCESS TO THE SCIENCE SCORING TOTAL AND THE BUILDING CHAIN
>> Don't lose any more time, and be more precise in your forecasts during the game
• EXPANSION SUPPORT
>> Also helps when playing with Leaders or Cities! You can even enable Teamplay!
What's New in Version 1.3
WONDER PACK UPDATE 1.3
• Added the four boards of the Wonder Pack (Brussels, China, Abu Simbel and Stonehenge)
• iPhone 5 support
• Added the descriptions for goodies Esteban, Stevie et Louis
• Bug fixes
>> The statistics now show the correct values. This unfortunately may not be retroactive to all the games that you previously registered.
>> The address book is displayed correctly
>> Cities points are reset when you play a new game
>> Cupertino will now look faster for the stock prices informations
Not worth the money
We have been playing a lot of 7 Wonders this Christmas (great game, btw!), but felt the scoring was a bit too troublesome so looked for an app. I was happy to find the official companion app, which claimed to include scoring perfectly adapted to the game.
However, the scoring functionality is quite weak. First, you have to jump through a forest of unnecessary settings to get to the scoring. Next, the scoring is quite cumbersome (e.g. Instead of telling each player to give you the sum of their blue cards you have to enter the number of cards with a given score (2x4p, 1x5p, etc)). Third, the wonder section of the scoring is wrong for the version of the board game we have, meaning we cannot use the functionality of inputing the specific wonders for scoring, and we cannot change the wonder setting. What is left is basically a well-hidden, cumbersome calculator with restrictions.
There are added features in this companion app (e.g. additional wonder, wonder selection), but when the basics are lacking that becomes irrelevant.
Great scorer; in need of an update
This app really makes playing 7 Wonders a breeze. Scoring, especially science points, can bog down what is otherwise a very speedy game, and this app solves that problem very neatly. Having an app-exclusive Wonder is a neat bonus (albeit one I don't use too often; my group is not a huge fan of exclusive access to a game mechanic like that), and Cupertino's mechanic is very clever.
The only reason this review is not 5 stars is due to the lack of support for the most recent expansion, Babel. Lack of Babel support can be mitigated by rolling Babel-earned points into another category, but that comes at the expense of accurate stat tracking.
If you're just starting 7 Wonders and only have Base/Leaders/Cities/Wonder Pack, there is no reason not to buy this app, and once a Babel update is released, it will again be nigh-indispensable.
Could be better
I like many aspects of this app including the ability to randomly assign wonders to players and even filter which wonders are available for a given game.
I also like the overall mechanism for entering/calculating scores with one glaring exception (and this is my main gripe with the app): if you make a mistake in a scoring category (e.g. Military) you cannot go back and correct it without completely erasing all the scoring you've already entered. This is very nearly a deal breaker. You should be able to edit/correct any scores up until the point you actually save them.
Also, other scoring apps let you post your scores to Facebook or other social media, a feature this app sorely lacks.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: May 10, 2013
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 138 MB
- Languages: English, French, German
- Seller: repos production
- © 2012 Repos Production
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.