Le Havre (The Harbor)
By Codito Development Inc.
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Will you be Le Havre's next Titan of Industry?
"10/10: This game will undoubtedly go down as a perennial favourite." - iPadBoardGames.org
"4/4: [A] great digital translation of this famous game." - iOS Board Games
"[E]xcellent ... as elegant an adaptation as I can imagine. If you like Agricola and/or Caylus, I strongly recommend Le Havre." - The Dish
"5/5: Very compelling and rewarding." - GameZebo
"4.5/5: if you're a fan of board games, you [...] owe it to yourself to pick this one up." - TouchArcade
In this universal adaptation of the popular board game (winner of a 2009 International Gamers Award, among others), you can compete with up to 5 people — or against a computer's AI — to construct buildings and ships to support your shipping empire. An in-depth tutorial and hint system help you develop the strategy you will need to dominate the harbor.
Collect resources to build and use new buildings, while paying your workers and saving up for ships. Buildings are a good investment, but ships provide necessary income. Deciding where to put your resources early on may determine your fate later in the game, so choose wisely!
With no setup time required, no pieces to lose, and no arguments about the rules, the future of board games is here and Le Havre gives you exactly what you want — to play!
Supports 3 modes of play:
- Solo play; solitaire or against varying degrees of AI difficulty
- “Pass and play” with 2 to 5 local human players with or without AI
- Turn-based multiplayer using Game Center
Full tutorial and in-game hints
Eye catching design and interactive game pieces using art from the original board game
Create your own playlists from your iPod
Note: you must have iOS 5.0+ on your device in order to play online!
Uwe Rosenberg is an award-winning German game designer. He is well known for the development of innovative card game mechanisms. He also designed Agricola, a game that dethroned Puerto Rico as the highest rated game on BoardGameGeek.com. Le Havre is a successor to that game, and the second in Rosenberg's series of economic-themed building games.
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What's New in Version 1.4.1
Fixed "negative food" bug.
Fixed screen rotation for table games on iOS6.
Restored iOS 3.1.3 support
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Worthy of purchase
This is an excellent port of the board game. A little hard to see on an iPhone, but still useable. Definitely better with the larger screen of the iPad. My only major issue is not so much with the app itself, but the fact that I have a much harder time keeping track of other players on the app than I do face to face over a board. With an app, their actions are more behind-the-scenes and their buildings and resources are compressed. Yes, you can enlarge to look, but it takes more effort since it isn't as organic an experience as playing at the table. This isn't the fault of the app though - I have the same problem with another computer game (Race For The Galaxy) - just in how I process information.
Have noticed only one bug (negative food value), and customer response was top notch. They replied the next day and a fix was out a couple days later.
Another reviewer complained about in-game ads. I'd like to clarify on that. Yes, there is an ad for the company's other game and it is mildly annoying at how frequent it comes up ( about 1/4 of plays), but it is only on the main screen and doesn't disrupt actual game play at all. This isn't some annoying blinking banner ad that distracts from the app.
If you like Euro games, I'd highly recommend Le Havre.
needs more thorough hints
I'd bump my review from 4 to 5 if they improved the hints. I bought this to learn the game. As such, I need the hints to help guide me. The problem is that the hints fall short. It will give you the hint that you need to use someone's marketplace. But then it won't give a hint on the sell screen. Same goes for others like shipping line. Nor will it tell you which resource to use for food/money. Without knowing this, the tip is kind of useless and my actions may totally screw up the reason it gave me the original suggestion.
It would also be helpful if some information was shown while on other screens. For example, it should show the shipping values for each item while on the shipping screen.
Dropping another star because of the ridiculous popups. They're the worst kind, too - the kind that take a second to show up right over the button you need to push. So you wind up accidentally clicking the stupid things. ENOUGH.
Le Havre may seem hard with the busy board layout, but you are basically just moving your boat a space, then either taking supplies or playing a card while keeping your workers fed at the end of each round. Very easy concept to this game, but you have to think, plan ahead, and hope your opponent doesn't take what you want. Game is never the same twice and has very little luck. Excellent graphics and gameplay. Please make more Euro board games like this app! Maybe Trajan, Finca, Macao, or Bora Bora?
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jun 04, 2013
- Version: 1.4.1
- Size: 153 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Codito Development Inc.
- © 2012 Codito Development Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.