Reiner Knizia's Ra
By Codito Development Inc.
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Compete to become the most famous ruler of all time as you wield god-like powers over the course of three major Epochs in Egyptian history.
"Reiner Knizia's Ra app is beautifully done." - TUAW
"Ra is another brilliant 4.5 [out of 5] Dimple pleasure." - AppSmile.com
"[Ra] is very stunning and impressive! Keep up the good work!" - Reiner Knizia
Build an empire that will live forever. Collect tiles representing various aspects of Egyptian life and civilization while your rivals try to do the same. Wisely use the few tokens that Ra, the sun god, has given you to earn your place of honor in the Valley of the Kings.
Combining deep strategy with an intuitive and beautiful visual presentation, Ra captures the mysterious lure of Ancient Egypt and will bring you back for more time and time again. Choose your favorite of 8 different Egyptian gods as your avatar, and then discover the true power of the gods as you compete against them in solo play.
With no setup time required, no pieces to lose, and no arguments about the rules, the future of board games is here and Ra gives you exactly what you want -- to play!
How to play:
Tap the draw button to reveal a single tile. The player with the highest sun (token from Ra) begins. A player without tokens takes no action on their turn. When an epoch ends, players receive or lose fame points depending on the tiles they hold. The player with the most fame after three epochs is the winner.
No set up required
Fast, easy, fun game play for 2 to 5 players (human or AI)
Stunning HD graphics including support for Retina devices
8 different Egyptian god avatars to choose from
8 different AI opponents to compete against
Player rankings and stats
In-game help at your finger tips
Complete rules and game guide
Universal app with unique features on both iPad and iPhone/iPod
Leaderboards and achievements
Support for 4 modes of play:
- "pass and play"
- "hotseat" (around the table); and
- online multiplayer
Dr. Reiner Knizia is one of the world's most prolific and best-known board game designers, and this version of one of his top titles has been fully approved and endorsed by him.
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What's New in Version 1.5.1
Fixed bug that could cause AI to stop responding.
Added lobby for local games.
Please remember to rate the game again after installing this update. We appreciate your support!
Good game, so-so implementation.
Ra is a very nice auction game, fun to play with other people and easy to pick up (as with most Knizia games, the hardest thing to grasp is the scoring). A couple of things bear mention, though. Most glaringly, there is no replay of opponent turns. I don't know why this feature is so rare, as I consider it essential. That's an automatic one star off, and I considered two but figured it would be unfair, as in pass and play this game is wonderful. The second thing is that on iPhone 5 and up, the presentation is totally screwed as noted in another review. I cannot believe this hasn't been fixed, but the game is still playable as is.
Definitely needs some help
Ra is without a doubt one of the greatest boardgames ever created. This app gets the rules and aesthetic right but needs more tuning.
1. The options menu is very odd. I will turn off the music, but the moment I exit the menu it starts again. And it plays even in the actual menu when I can SEE that the slider is all the way down!
2. Tiles moving around the blackness on the perimeter of the screen should not count as true iphone 5 optimization. Stretch the screen please!
3. Starting a new game sometimes causes the screen to freeze. Sometimes it will load the game, sometimes not.
This is basic gaming stuff here. Please fix so I can give this game the 5 stars it deserves.
After a couple of years, this continues to be one of my favorite iOS board games. Straightforward gameplay, with good strategy. The AI is relatively strong, and continues to be a good challenge after many games. The implementation is well done. This is one of the few board games that works well on the iPhone.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Nov 08, 2013
- Version: 1.5.1
- Size: 32.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Codito Development Inc.
- © 2010 Codito Development Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.