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Castles of Mad King Ludwig

By Jeremiah Maher

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"Castles of Mad King Ludwig is a great port of a really cool castle building board game." TouchArcade

"A diverting tile-laying game. Excellent series of puzzles and tough AI." PocketGamer

Ted Alspach's castle-building board game comes alive on iOS! The winner of the prestigious 2015 Mensa Mind Games award tasks players with building extravagant castles for King Ludwig of Bavaria. Castles are constructed one room at a time, with a different player each round setting the prices for the others, resulting in a competitive, engaging game where building is as much fun as winning!

Choose your strategy carefully as you compete against your friends or AI (computer) opponents. Or take on the Campaign, and travel to 15 real-life castle sites, each with up to 3 unique Crown Goals, providing hours of fun and challenge.

• Two to Four Player Pass-and-Play/Computer Matches
• Campaign Mode with Levels based on Real Castle Sites
• Training Tower Levels teach Game Basics
• Help System with Illustrated Rules, Tips, and Tile Reference
• 75 Different Room Tiles
• Game Center Achievements
• Orchestral Soundtrack
• Share Your Castle on Twitter, Facebook, and more

* For best user experience, an iPhone 6/6s or larger or iPad is recommended. The original iPad and iPhone 4s and earlier are not supported. *

What's New in Version 1.1

• Two New Hidden "Bonus" Campaign Levels: Waldeck and Sauerburg
• Resolved issue with disappearing Corridors on restored levels
• Resolved issue with Pass button being shown when switching back from viewing another player's castle
• Other bug fixes and enhancements


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Customer Reviews

The best game ever with an even better app

I casually played the board game 2x a year visiting relatives and loved it. Bought the app on the flight home last time and have been so impressed!! Not only does it bring all the elements of the puzzle/strategy that make this game so fun, but the campaign mode functions as a tutorial. Working through the different challenges forces you to think the way that you need to think to be a master.

Well done. So worth the money.

One note... when playing, you can't tell how many bonus cards are left in the pile. Also, sometimes it gets a little glitchy and if you replay a level, when you start again it will say there's no bonus cards yet, and you haven't even started the game.

Too many bugs for a $7 game

I love the board game castles, but this version is lacking. I do enjoy playing the campaigns, but there are so many bugs. There is no indication of when the bonus card deck is out of cards, but then I see that my opponent after me gets a bonus card. One of the campaigns wouldn't end. A different campaign glitches causing you to have to restart. And on it goes. Very annoying and disappointing to have paid so much for a game that functions so poorly. I was also disappointed that playing against the computer is easy. It makes poor choices in laying out the pieces, making all of them easy to beat. I do like that the campaign is more difficult to beat. That's fun! But, I wouldn't recommend the game as it is due to the glitches that continually happen.

Great game with a few flaws in the app

This is one of my favorite board games. It's fun and beautiful, and doesn't take forever to play or to teach.

The app is pretty good but there are a couple small issues. The game gives completed room bonuses for hallways and stairs and shouldn't. The pass and play isn't much fun because the bonus cards for the human players are always visible and there's no pass prompt, so you can't watch other players take their turn. Hiding the bonus cards until the player taps them would solve that problem. An online or local internet option would also be nice.

Castles of Mad King Ludwig
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $6.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 89.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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