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Description

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!

Featured Review:
"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
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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
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Four Field Kono
Eliminate or block your opponent.
From Korea.

Alquerque
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
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Variations, based on the ancient Scandinavian game of Halataf.
Fox & 13 Geese
Fox & 15 Geese
Fox & 17 Geese
2 Foxes & 20 Geese

Replacement Games
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Five Field Kono

3-in-a-row Games
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Tic Tac Toe
Also known as Noughts and Crosses.

Tant Fant
Move 3 pieces to get 3-in-a-row, excluding the starting row.
From Indian.

Shisima
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.

Tapatan
Place 3 pieces, then move to get 3-in-a-row, long diagonals.
From the Philippines.

Picaria
Place 3 pieces, then move to get 3-in-a-row, all diagonals.
From the Zuni pueblo nation in New Mexico.

Nine Holes
Place 3 pieces, then jump anywhere to get 3-in-a-row.
From England.

Achi
Place 4 pieces, then move to get 3-in-a-row.
From Ghana.

Tsoro Yematatu
Place 3 pieces on a pyramid, then move to get 3-in-a-row.
From Zimbabwe

Blockade Games
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Mū Tōrere
Pong Hau K'i
Grinder
Mlynek
Horseshoe

Solitaire Games
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Sixteen Puzzle
English Solitaire
French Solitaire
German Solitaire

General Features
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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

Version 3.8

Bug fixes related to iOS 11, Swift, and iPhone X.

Ratings and Reviews

Simple, Clwan, & Great Fun For All Ages!

スッライ

This is a fantastic gem of an app boasting s 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!

Fun collection of strategy games

Grikus

This is a great collection of strategy games that also gives a glimpse into history (an especially winning combination for me, personally) as well as into various cultures. The games’ rules are well implemented and clearly detailed in the help sections, which should not really leave any room for confusion for almost players. AI progresses smoothly; I love the inclusion of adaptable as well as fixed difficulty so that you can practice as you see fit (either by having the challenge match your performance or by locking in a level so that you can develop or test strategies).

I run an abstract strategy club at my school for the students and this is a fantastic practice tool, both for myself and for the students. In fact, most of the games I included in the “curriculum” are included with only a few exceptions.

Information

Seller
David Rhoadarmer
Size
128.7 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© David Rhoadarmer
Price
$0.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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