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"It’s wonderful" - 5/5 from Pocket Tactics.
"It's demanding, thematic, and addictive, with deep layers of strategy and multiple ways to win." - 7/10 from Pocket Gamer UK
"A great adaptation. A must own for the eurogame fans out there." - 4,5/5 from Board Game Quest
Top Mobile Board Game of 2015 by Board Game Geek and Board Game Quest
Top 10 Strategy Game*. Acclaimed by players and awarded in 2007, 2008 and 2010!
Brass is a demanding economic game. An outstanding game about money and monopolies. Players take the roles of entrepreneurs attempting to make the most money from various industries during the Industrial Revolution. Each player needs to build an economic engine that surpasses all the others.
Find out what others are raving about**!
- "Brass is an all around excellent game. Very deep, with lots of rewarding strategies and important tactical decisions." - Noah Kolman
- "Wonderfully tense and exciting!" - Kevin Teague
- "Tremendous game! This game challenges you." - Kevin Whitmore
*(according to the world’s largest game site BGG: www.boardgamegeek.com)
**(all quotes refer to the table top version of the game)
Industries are the key to success. Will you become a Cotton Magnate owning the most Cotton Mills in Lancashire? Or do you prefer selling Coal and Iron to others? Ports and Shipyards are key constructions as well, since the others cannot function without them in the long term.
Build canals and later rails to connect towns and cities. Only then can you benefit from all the industries built in the country, even those built by your opponents!
R&D is essential. The better developed industries you have, the more effective they are. Should others neglect development, your path to victory will be easier.
It’s not what you have produced, but the thing you sold that makes ‘brass’ (said with a
thick Yorkshire accent - ‘brass’ being a local term for money). Watch the markets carefully and sell at the proper time!
Use the produced supplies and activate Industries, upgrade rails, save money. The most effective entrepreneur is the winner.
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Brass, a true classic by one of the world’s best game designers, is now available in the AppStore.
- 3-4 players
- AI opponent (intermediate level)
- Network multiplayer with push notifications
- Local multiplayer (pass & play)
- Beautiful artwork
- Works in any orientation (portrait & landscape)
- In-game tutorial & manual
- GameCenter: achievements, leaderboards
- Universal game application – buy once and play on all your devices.
- The game is designed for iPad / Use iPad for best experience.
What's New in Version 1.3
- Hard AI
- Minor bug fixes
one of the most difficult games you will play, but the company support is patient and will answer any questions you have. After learning best tactics every game is close and I can win. It is not easy, but it is rewarding and the tactical nuance is interesting. Every game is different and playing well doesn't depend on dice rolls, rather on in game adaptation to the cards and what other players do... So the game has endless application. One of the very best strategy games around and the company who develops and supports the game is top.
I have played about 50 games and watched every tutorial. I know how to play the game. I am very good at strategy and games typically. I have yet to win even one game and have not even come close. Computer typically doubles my score. I don't understand why I can't step forward, I match computer on income and money in the bank but get killed on victory points every time. Then I try a new strategy and spend so I get beat on money and income but there is no gain on victory points. I am an educated man, I still can't make sense of the scoring. Games should be fun, not discouraging.
Non-intuitive game mechanics / omitted rules
Update: 1 star to 3 stars
With all of its raving reviews, my expectations were way too high. I just couldn't get into this even after probably 15 games. It was a frustrating mess. But, then I stuck with it and played another 15 games. I finally started to get the mechanics intuitively.
The tutorials and in-game rules are kind of worthless. In trying to learn the game, I went through the tutorials 3 times and read the rules 4 times. But, only after playing dozens of games did the rules finally make sense. The rules seem quite simple at first, but because of the dependencies on game state, the rules are actually quite complex. For instance, it's challenging to plan ahead because one's ability to take an action requires several prerequisites.
I wouldn't recommend this to a casual board-game player. It requires some tenacity to understand the strategy and tactics. But, it becomes more satisfying after many plays. It definitely goes against the grain in a world of attention deficiency.
There are bugs that make the gameplay more difficult to understand. Sometimes the UI will show that certain actions are available. But, after taking all steps, you still can't complete the action! This makes it even more confusing.
Also, the game needs more settings. For instance, I want to skip all animations always. I don't want to have to keep clicking 'skip animations', I just want a summary of all actions taken before my next turn.
Beautiful implementation, though a few improvements needed
The artwork and animation are perfect, in my opinion. It is great to be able to see where you can take actions given your cards, industries, resources, network and developments. The game has been very stable on both my iPad Air and my iPhone 4S (both iOS 9). As others have noted, a few improvements are needed:
UPDATE: The AI play has been markedly improved since the game first came out. It can still be beaten, but you have to adopt a longer term strategy than the AI seems capable of doing.
UPDATE: You CAN view other players' stacks to see their stage of development by clicking on their icon at the top of the summary chart pop-up. (I discovered this by accident.)
It is hard to see how industries develop. In particular, you can't see how many higher-level industry counters are available until you have reached that level.
The development action seems to require an inordinate number of clicks to complete.
The online play matching and interface could be improved. There is no rating system and there is no kind of search or auto match feature. The ability to give a game you start a title is handy, though.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jul 05, 2016
- Version: 1.3
- Size: 274 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Cublo Sp. z o.o.
- © Cublo Sp. z o.o. 2015
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.