By Queen Games
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Kingdom Builder, winner of the German „Spiel des Jahres 2012“ award, now available on iPad!
Play exciting games against the computer in 3 difficulty levels, local with your friends, on one iPad or online with players all over the world.
Show your friends how to build the most glorious kingdom.
Settle next to lucrative locations and get yourself the special actions, before other players take them. That’s the way to get points, which lead you to victory at the end of the game.
The tutorial and the highlight function make for an easy entry into the Kingdom Builder world and ensure that every player can start playing right away.
Changing terrain configuration and random victory conditions each play guarantee that you never play the same game twice. That’s why Kingdom Builder always stays exciting and feels new every play.
What's New in Version 3.0
Kingdom Builder now also available for your iPhone!
Play the exciting "Game of the Year 2012" in Germany also on your iPhone.
Also added in this version:
3 different zoom capabilities
Play in Landscape or Portrait mode
HD Graphics for iPad 3/4, iPhone 4/5
fun game, tough AI, great scoring review
The AI is well-implemented and provides a good challenge for a solo game or pass and play. While I haven't tried playing online yet, the complaints about BSW seem silly to me - plugging into the larger existing online player community seems like a much better idea than the closed ecosystem that Gamecenter offers. The developer has fixed the bugs that I've encountered since release. The scoring display after the game has been completed is the best of any any app I've seen - you can tap any point total from any category for any player to see how the point total was calculated on the game map - brilliant! Because of the variation in maps / actions / goals from one game to the next it offers a high replay value.
Some complaints are valid - an Undo would be nice (use the Zoom if you have fat fingers people!) and the graphics could be sharper, but in general I think the reviews of this game have been overly harsh (so I bumped my 4-star rating to 5). I would love to see wider adoption as this game seems tailor-made for expansions!
Addressed Complaints and Fun to Play
A lot of the older reviews made complaints that seem to have been addressed by the zoom levels and orientation. While the textures could be sharper when zoomed, and the animations a bit flashier, and some music added, this does a good job of giving you the experience of playing the game. Probably won't win over too many new fans with this presentation, though. Only complaint I have is once you select a tile to make a special action (I.e. Stables), you seem to be forced to use that tile you selected without any way to cancel and choose a different tile, which gets annoying.
Marred by glitches & lack of undo function
This is a great board game that comes close to being fun on the iOS, but the frustrations of the interface simply aren’t acceptable. The lack of an Undo button is a frequent gripe that I thought wouldn’t affect me — but it does! Sometimes I see a better move, or sometimes an errant tap means I’m locked into a sub-par turn. And now I’ve played two games in a row with a maddening zoom-in-zoom-out problem; the app has a mind of its own and would rather adjust the zoom randomly rather than let me select or place a settlement when I tap. I paid $2.99 ( which I believe is a sale price) and even this low amount is too much for such dodgy performance.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Oct 23, 2013
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 43.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Queen Games GmbH
- © 2011 Queen Games GmbH
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.