IPad version of the brilliant Imperial board game designed by Mac Gerdts and published by PD-Verlag.
This game is designed for pass-and-play for one to six human or AI players.
Online asynchronous multiplayer is being developed, and will require iOS 10.
Please send any bug reports and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org so we may improve the game in future updates.
Also leaving good reviews / scores will enable us to continue the development of the game.
Look for the game on boardgamegeek.com for info on where to obtain a copy of the physical board game, and to get in touch with other players.
P.S: There is an auto-save functionality in the game. In the unfortunate event of a crash, please report to us on the email above, then load a previous turn and try again.
- Updated for 64 bit compatibility
Ratings and Reviews
What a great game with a disastrous interface !
Everything about the game is great: I am a fan of strategy board games and did not know "Imperial". After learning how to play it from the documentation (no tutorial or help in the game) I realized what a great game it is. (I am planning to get the actual board game to play with my family)
EVERYTHING ABOUT THE INTERFACE IS A DISASTER!!! The developer had obviously not done any benchmark with the quality of other games. For $10 and comparing with other great iPad games (San Juan, Eclipse, Razzia, Carcassone, etc., etc.), this implementation is extremely frustrating and unattractive.
I encourage the developer to do their homework and FIX and embellish this great game.
Great Game, Great AI, Lousy Interface
Imperial is a terrific board game, and the ability to play such a dense economic game (don’t be fooled by the fact that it might look Risk-like or Diplomacy-like — it’s an economic game through and through) on the iPad is terrific. In addition, the AI is very good; I’ve played the game (app version and tabletop version) many times but only win about 1 in 3 games against the AI.
However, the UI is basically subpar. Lots of unnecessary clicks to continue, dragging units can be tricky, and occasionally not as responsive as it should be.
3 stars for the great game, 1 star for the great AI, and 1 star for the developer for updating the game to 64-bit to support the game and make it playable.
If you’re a fan of heavier Euros (Agricola, Through the Ages, Le Havre, etc.) you should get this despite its flaws.
serious UI issues but not bad
Lots of games suffer from AI problems but have a pretty interface. This one has an OK AI but the UI is highly problematic. I still can't figure out how to find certain information (what each counties tax rate was last time they taxed) and moving pieces can be cumbersome. In fact right now I'm hitting a bug where I can't place an imported unit.
I feel it is overpriced give the problems but note I'm certainly playing it and enjoying it other than getting frustrated by the UI.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.