Sit on the throne as a benevolent (or malevolent) medieval monarch of the modern age and swipe your royal fingers either left or right to impose your will upon the kingdom. Survive the seemingly never-ending gauntlet of requests from your advisors, peasants, allies, and enemies while maintaining balance between the influential factions of your kingdom. But beware; each decision you make might have implications and unfortunate consequences down the road that could put your reign and family’s dynasty at risk!
Each year of your reign brings another important – seemingly random – request from your unpredictable kingdom as you strive for balance between the church, the people, the army, and the treasury. Prudent decisions and careful planning make for a long reign but unforeseen motivations, surprise events, and poor luck can take down even the most entrenched monarch. Extend your reign as long as possible, forge alliances, make enemies, and find new ways to die as your dynasty marches along through the ages. Some events will span on centuries, with an intrigue involving burning witches, scientific enlightenment, wicked politics and, maybe, the Devil himself.
*iPhone 5 / iPod Touch 6 / iPad Mini / iPad Air or later recommended.
Fixed the display issue on iPhone XS Max.
Ratings and Reviews
This game absolutely floored us. It seems straightforward at first—you’re a king, and you’re presented with choices about how to rule as a deck of cards. Swipe right to choose one path, swipe left for another. But there’s so very much more going on, and without spoiling anything, Reigns’ cleverness, humor, and sometimes agonizing choices routinely surprised and always delighted us.
Great Game! Well Worth The Money
I've seen this game before a few other times, and I got curious, so I bought it. Ever since the first swipe, I loved this game. It looks straightforward, but there is so many things you can do, and a very interesting story, especially when you go for the good ending. I won't spoil anything about the story but I will say that you will need some paper to write on if you go for the good ending. The humor is great, and it has some pretty funny moments. (Like the Dragon cards) I've beaten this game about six times and I know how to get Excalibur, the good ending, and most of the achievements. I love the fencing mechanic, and the great insults during the fight. And by the way, there are about 29 deaths in the game, and I have discovered 27 of them. It will take a while to 100% complete, but it's a good achievement. I would recommend this to anybody with a few dollars and thinks this game looks interesting.
Please do not be mislead by reviews comparing Reigns to a choose-your-own adventure game/story. Reigns is not a game or a story. The "choices" in Reigns are a random mishmash that have no continuity, no story, and more times than not lead to consequences that make no sense. Reigns is not a "game" because games have rules, not arbitrary consequences. Let me put it clearly, there is _no_ gaming or strategy here. You make a choice, it affects four "indicators" of your kingdom's health (often in nonsensical ways), then you make another completely disconnected choice, it has its affects, etc. Reigns is also not a story because stories have continuity, character development, a plot, etc., and there is none of that in Reigns. So this is not a game or a story, and certainly not a choose-your-own adventure. So long as you are not expecting an actual game or an actual story, you might be somewhat entertained by Reigns. Some of the choices and characters are supposed to be funny. However, most of the attempts at humor I didn't find very clever.
- GHI Media, LLC
- 135 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © Copyright Nerial Ltd 2016
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