Modern Art: The Card Game is Reiner Knizia's classic game of card management and valuation. Given a hand of works from five different artists, you must drive up the prices of your favorites while simultaneously holding back those artists' works to assure yourself of better prices in later rounds.
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Six different opponents, each with their own personality, will challenge you at a variety of levels, from EASY to HARD. Figuring out how to work with each will increase your odds of winning the game.
Modern Art: The Card Game is built on the same MobileEuroCard platform that RPGnet has used to release four other games by Reiner Knizia and Michael Schacht. Simple gestures, colorful animations, and evocative sounds all combine to make a great gaming experience.
Though we have included our first iteration of Game Center support, there is NO MULTIPLAYER SUPPORT; that is expected in a future release of the game.
This is the SAME GAME as MASTERS GALLERY, but it uses the artwork of modern tyros rather than classical masters. Though Modern Art: The Card Game shares a setting and general ideas with the auction tabletop release Modern Art, it is a different game.
Updated and cleaned up for iOS 10.0.
Ratings and Reviews
Decent board game adaptation
Worthwhile adaptation of the board game. Barring a couple of weird end-of-game bugs, it's pretty good, if dated.
Modern Art sans auctions
I didn't know about this new version of Modern Art and I like it. The original had an auction mechanism to get cards and it melts your brain. This plays much faster and retains all the good stuff of playing your cards right to jockey artists into position for scoring. The nuance comes in timing your plays so you can get maximum value from your cards as artists wax and wane in popularity.
The implementation here is very good. The rules could be explained a bit better but you'll figure it out after a couple of plays (and reading the rules!).
1. Please make it WAY more obvious visually when our card play is out of turn (i.e. when triggered by opponent's play). In the haste of fast play I often don't notice when I'm playing a card that's not my turn and lose the special effect of a card. Either make the current player indicator WAY more obvious or otherwise signal that the card we're about to play is out of turn.
2. I often have to tap the Play button several times before it works. It visually reflects a tap (button looks pushed) but nothing happens. Please improve the response.
3. Please make the current round indicator more obvious. How about a line of circles with the round numbers in them and the current is highlighted. Gives a linear visual cue as to progression in addition to just a number.
The no auction version (a good thing)
Modern art was reworked and released as 'Masters Gallery' it was basically the same game but there is no auctioning. I like that version better as there are better auction games out there. This version concentrates on the card playing which, to me, is where the fun is. I always thought that the auction mechanic in Modern Art took away from what was otherwise a fun card game. I am happy to see that they used the streamlined version in this app. I'm sure there will be people who know Modern Art and will be mad that there are no auctions (maybe they will add that option in an update) but I am super pleased with the app as is. It is a great little card game, is easy to learn and has a high replay value. Now if they would release Lost Cities I would be in card heaven.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.