"You couldn’t ask for much more from an iPad board game than what Qin delivers...”
PocketTactics (5/5 stars)
"The interface reads like a board game but has the intuitiveness of a video game."
BoardGameGeek (5/5 stars)
"Demanding strategy game with network play and competent AI. Great audio and visual presentation"
GameZebo (4,5/5 stars)
GET READY FOR THE FIRST-EVER SIMULTANEOUS LAUNCH
OF A BOARD GAME AND ITS DIGITAL VERSION!
THE TIME TO UNITE CHINA HAS COME…
From the world’s leading game designer and
master of tactical mechanics Reiner Knizia…
Incredibly simple rules and limitless strategic variations…
Conquer territories and villages by laying colored tiles on the board.
Place your pagodas on top of the layered tiles.
The player who builds his last pagoda first wins.
Play against your Game Center friends on the Internet,
face-to-face with a friend, gathered around an iPad, or
solo with the game's built-in AI.
Qin is a strategy board game for 2-4 players featuring wonderful HD graphics and various levels of AI.
Bugfixing, adopting for new iOS versions
Ratings and Reviews
Great game but has a lot of bugs
The game is a lot of fun. When it works. The rules are unclear, and those for conquering a territory seem to nothing to do with how the game actually acts.
It crashes at the end of games frequently, the hardest opponent takes forever to make moves, and at least twice is has been completely wrong in score. You are supposed to start with 24 pagodas (2 person) and the game displays the number remaining, but in the game it was the most off, it said I had 13 remaining when I already had 16 on the board. It also failed to double one.
I hope an update addressing these issues is released soon. There's great potential, but right now it's just frustrating.
The AI players cheat
Good game overall. It's an otherwise solid implementation of QIN but set back by AI that very obviously knows what your hidden pieces are. The computer players make moves that would obviously be strategic mistakes, but happen to be good moves only because of specific pieces in your hand. Other times, they avoid moves which would obviously be in its best interest because they are defending against a piece in your hand. The AI is obviously cheating. Other than that, this is a good game, and well produced. But the developers skimped on AI logic and took the easy route.
A great app for a new Knizia classic.
This app is for the new board game Qin by the great board game designer Reiner Knizia (Samurai, Tigris & Euphrates, many more).
Qin will be familiar to Knizia fans and euro-style board games in general. It is a tile based territory control game.
It is a mix of T&E, Samurai and a little Carcassonne.
The board game itself is very solid and will, IMO, be another classic.
The app is very well done. The interface is smooth, gameplay is nice.
There are a couple of small things.
1 the tutorial is a little short, but it has the rule book included.
2 there are some bugs where the app doesn't follow the rule book when joining territories.
The developer has acknowledged the bugs and says a fix is incoming.
All in all a very well done app and assuming the promised bug fixes come, should be great.
- DEVPOCKET LLC
- 163.3 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © DevPocket LLC
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.