Ancient Games by BubbaJoe
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
38 ancient strategy and puzzle board games from around the world. Play against the computer or with a friend.
No ads or in-app purchases. Just enjoy the games!
"Simple, Clean, & Great Fun For All Ages!
This is a fantastic gem of an app boasting a collection of light strategy games most people have never heard of! The AI comes with multiple automatic adjusting levels of difficulty (which gets very challenging!) the whole interface is simple, clean, and smooth, and of course the game allows pass and play with a friend! If you enjoy board games such as checkers and chess but are looking for something more with more unique tastes then this is the app for you! It is perfect for children and adults and for adults to play with their children! 5 solid stars! Don't hesitate to purchase this app! It is easy to tell that it was lovingly handmade; but that is certainly a good thing! Fantastic job developer! This is better output then a large majority of the big professional marketing app companies who could really care less about the overall quality of their app as long as it sells well. I've spent hundreds of dollars on App Store games but this app really stands apart! In short, I am having so much fun with this app and that is what matters most! I love how the games are themed such as the hunting dogs with the goal of cornering the fox! It adds great variety and interest to the actual gameplay itself!"
-- SlyFin Mar 28, 2015
Strategy Hunt Games
Tigers & Goats
An ambush of tigers tries to eat a herd of goats without gettting trapped.
Also known as Bagh-Chal in Nepal.
Includes: Tigers & Buffaloes, Tigers & Oxen, Tigers & Leopards, Tigers & Lambs
Fox & Hounds
A pack of dogs try to trap a fox before it reaches the other side.
Also known as Pig and the Fence, Wolf & Sheep, Hounds & Hare, and Devil & Tailors.
Wolf & Goats
A herd of goats try to trap a wolf before it reaches the other side.
Cows & Leopards
A herd of cows tries to trap two leopards before they are eaten.
From southeast Asia, primarily India and Sri Lanka.
Hare & Hounds
Trap the hare.
Dates from the 1300s.
Symmetric Capture Games
Four Field Kono
Eliminate or block your opponent.
A bit like 5x5 checkers.
From the Middle East and/or Spain.
American Checkers aka English Naughts
Includes: 6x6 Checkers, 4x4 Checkers
Sixteen Soldiers (2 player mode only)
Fox & Geese Games
Variations, based on the ancient Scandinavian game of Halataf.
Fox & 13 Geese
Fox & 15 Geese
Fox & 17 Geese
2 Foxes & 20 Geese
Five Field Kono
Tic Tac Toe
Also known as Noughts and Crosses.
Move 3 pieces to get 3-in-a-row, excluding the starting row.
Move 3 pieces to get 3-in-a-row, using the center spot.
From the Tiriki people of Kenya.
Three Mens Morris
Place 3 pieces, then move to get 3-in-a-row, no diagonals.
From Egypt; also known as Luk tsut K'i in ancient China.
Place 3 pieces, then move to get 3-in-a-row, long diagonals.
From the Philippines.
Place 3 pieces, then move to get 3-in-a-row, all diagonals.
From the Zuni pueblo nation in New Mexico.
Place 3 pieces, then jump anywhere to get 3-in-a-row.
Place 4 pieces, then move to get 3-in-a-row.
Place 3 pieces on a pyramid, then move to get 3-in-a-row.
Pong Hau K'i
In 1-player mode, there are 5 difficulty levels. Good luck beating level 5.
In 2-player mode, you and a friend play on the same device. Play fair.
What's New in Version 3.7
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jan 05, 2017
- Version: 3.7
- Size: 134 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: David Rhoadarmer
- © David Rhoadarmer
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Apple TV: Yes