Michael Schacht's Web of Power Card Game: The Duel
By Skotos Tech
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From Michael Schacht, the award-winning designer of Coloretto and Zooloretto.
In Schacht's Web of Power games you battle opponents across a landscape of 12th century Europe, trying to influence the great powers that rule the Dark Ages. The Duel Card Game depicts that conflict using a set of tiles that players will claim over the course of a game. By tactically placing ownership markers and taking tiles, you will achieve the majority control required to influence the countries and powers of Europe.
Four different opponents, each with their own personality, challenge you at a variety of difficulty levels to make the game very replayable.
Web of Power Card Game: The Duel is built on the same successful MobileEuroCard platform that was used to create Michael Schacht's Gold and Reiner Knizia's High Society, Kingdoms, Money, and Modern Art: The Card Game. Simple gestures allow you to take tiles and move markers. Everything is animated, for a colorful play experience.
Previously released as the tabletop game Richelieu, The Duel has now returned to its intended Dark Ages theming.
Skotos does it again!
I've never quite been able to figure this game out. Its out of print, and the online implementations while functional are never as easy to understand. Skotos got it right. The game is amazingly deep, and fun to play. Even the easy level computer will PUNISH you for stupid mistakes. :)
Immediate purchase recommended.
Too hard. Good idea but tone down the AI please.
Easy mode is too difficult. Period. Someone doesn't understand what EASY means...
And the faster you play the less likely you'll win. Every turn requires deep thought and careful analysis of your card counts compared to the AI's card counts. And doing that gets tedious due to the cycling of numbers in the UI. BAD DESIGN choice. ALL of those counts should always be visible. We shouldn't have to cycle through them every turn, but you have to in order to compare numbers and have a chance of winning.
And why can't we see the CURRENT SCORE, DURING A MATCH??? This game does show it till a match is over. LAME. The goal is to get the highest score. Leaving it out until the match ends = another BAD DESIGN choice.
Either way, easy should be EASY. Easy in this game is screwed up... Way too hard. Not recommending this game to anyone.
Wish I could give it 5 stars but can't for these reasons: sloths tech promised all their games you'll have multiplayer support. Didn't happen yet.
And the game crashed when I got a ownership special chip. When the computer got it it was fine.
Fun game otherwise.
- Category: Games
- Released: Mar 19, 2012
- Version: 1.00
- Size: 17.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Skotos Tech
- © Skotos Tech Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.