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4/5 – “San Juan is one of my favorite card games and this implementation on iOS does it justice.”
3/4 – "San Juan is an excellent card game."
4/5 – "A definite must-buy for fans of card games, or those looking for a little bit of strategy on their iPhone or iPad."
4.5/5 – "It’s well worth the price of admission.”
4.5/5 – “The card game variant of big box board game Puerto Rico outshines its big brother in many respects.”
8/10 – "Well built and easy to pick up, San Juan is an intriguing game of building and trade."
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★★★★★ The exciting card game based on the award-winning strategy game Puerto Rico is now available for iPad and iPhone ★★★★★
The exciting card game based on the award-winning board game Puerto Rico is finally available for your iDevice. Experience the Spanish colonisation once again with San Juan.
Puerto Rico is at its prime. But can the same be said of this beautiful island’s capital city? Take on the role of the governor, builder, producer, trader or councilor and bring the city wealth and prestige. Are you smart enough to build the most profitable production facilities? Can you outdo your competitors with the most important buildings? Each building, whether a palace, poorhouse, smithy or silver smelter have their advantages. Who will finally win the battle for supremacy in San Juan?
► Digital adaptation of the card game based on Puerto Rico.
► Designed by Andreas Seyfarth.
► Stand-alone game, can be played without having played Puerto Rico.
► Interactive tutorial to make San Juan easier to play.
► Full Retina support on iPhone and iPad.
► Play with up to three other players or computer opponents on one iDevice, or play online with players from all over the world via Game Center.
► Discover new tactics and ways to become the ruler of San Juan!
► No need to assemble: simply start the game to enter the colonial world! And best of all: no need to put away the game once you have finished playing.
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What's New in Version 2.2
Fixed GUI problems for iPhone 5S
Needs better matching
I started out with Puerto Rico and put off buying San Juan because I thought it was going to be some simplified and watered down version. I was wrong! Similar theme and familiar goals, but though it is simpler than Puerto Rico, I actually find it just as challenging. Has tons of replay ability. The card game interface is clean, colorful, and far more interesting than the interface for Puerto Rico which I've never been a fan of. I find myself coming back to San Juan over and over again. Only reason it's not a 5 star review is because I haven't been able to get online play to work... Just spins and spins and then says No Match Found.
Good game, mostly good app
Quick caveat: I haven't played the board game, so this review does not address how it translate it to app form. However, as an app, it is quite fun, game play makes sense and the tutorial gives you enough for you to understand the mechanics but not so much that you lose interest. The main detraction is that it is hard to see both what's in front of you, in your hand and in front of you opponents on the iPhone. There is a way to see all this, but you have to switch between views and it's a little cumbersome. The game is still fun despite this. So I would say it's a definite buy on an iPad and a maybe on the iPhone.
Matchmaking So-So, Achievements Broken
While this game is truly in the spirit of "the real thing" it also lacks quite a bit of polish. Using the same images for multiple buildings makes it difficult to immediately differentiate what your opponents have already. In addition, anything interfacing with Game Center is screwy. Matchmaking is clunky and achievements are flat out broken as I get the same "new" ones every time I exit and re-launch the program.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Feb 17, 2014
- Version: 2.2
- Size: 72.4 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: Ravensburger Digital GmbH
- © Ravensburger Digital GmbH
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.