Engage the occupation of France in la petite guerre to throw off the yoke of the oppressors and free your homeland!
Maquis is a solitaire worker-placement game with variable goals. The player places his resistance agents on spaces around town to achieve his goals (blowing up trains, publishing underground newspapers, aiding spies etc.). At the same time collaborators and soldiers patrol the area. Agents who can't make it back to the safe house at the end of the day are arrested, and never seen again.
You can choose from 9 missions to play using 6 levels of difficulty.
Original board game design: Jake Staines (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/23504/jake-staines)
Board game art: Ilya Baranovsky (http://ilya-b.deviantart.com/)
Extra missions: Nicolas Vanbelle
Music (app, app preview): "Bushwick Tarantella Loop" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
App is created with permission from original game designer and graphic artist.
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Ratings and Reviews
Wish it had 1 mission not 2
I applaud the developer for making such a nice game at such a fair price. I like the concept, user interface and design a lot.
Unfortunately even on the easiest setting I found it too difficult, and a couple actions I couldn’t figure out how to do even after searching online, and the rules just weren’t thorough enough. I ended up deleting even though I generally liked the idea.
Maybe one suggestion would be the option to have to accomplish only one mission per game instead of two. That would be more doable and still a challenge since you only get a limited number of turns per game. If it were a bit more accessible I’d download it again.
Remarkably thematic for a worker placement game
I love the topic, and find that the missions and the tools to accomplish them are all very thematic. The rules are a bit difficult to grasp casually, and I found it easier to find and read the rules to the analog version. Even then, it took me a while to win in Very Easy mode, and I’m not sure I still fully grasp how to predict where patrols are going to show up. It’s a fun puzzle to solve and it’s good that it plays fast.
Poorly explained rules hide an interesting game
The rules are really poorly explained--you'll want to read the board game rules elsewhere online in order to have a chance at winning...or understanding what's going on. Patrol placement is the most notable missing area...why did the numbers just change after placing somebody? You'll need to read the real rules in order to find out.
The missions at the top of the screen are areas you can place your units, but that isn't explained and isn't obvious from the green-on-green indicator.
It could really do with a long-press affordance in understanding what certain symbols mean too, or what's going to happen if I take that action.
Behind the UI and among the rules, though, there's a worthwhile solitaire game lurking!
- Marian Gablovsky
- 61.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German, Hungarian, Slovak, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2016 Marian Gablovsky
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.