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Calling all Lords of the Manor!
Designed by Masayuki Kudou and brought to you by Playdek, Tanto Cuore features classic anime art and easy-to-play mechanics. Players hire maids to staff their mansion with the goal of becoming King of Maids by acquiring the most Victory Points. Private Maids remain in play and use their special powers each turn. Some give players a bonus or affect opponents in a negative way. Opponents can make maids sick or give them bad habits, decreasing Victory Points. The player who has the most Victory Points at the end of the game wins.
Using the popular “deck building” mechanic, players improve their deck of cards through play, building strategies in a straightforward manner, and using their cards to score points. Tanto Cuore by Playdek features beautiful graphics and an easy-to-play interface!
Tanto Cuore features:
•Options for 2-4 players
•Pass-and-play multiplayer gameplay (2-4 players)
•Asynchronous or real-time online play (2-4 players)
•Universal game application – buy once and play on all your devices
•the ability to invite Playdek friends to matches
•Selectable online game clocks
•“Next game” button takes you to your next asynchronous online game
•A game tutorial
•Rule Book and Card Gallery to review game text and effects
•Options for Music and SFX, animation speed
•iPhone / iPod 5 screen support
•Localizationed in English and Japanese
From Playdek, the award-winning publisher and developer:
•Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer (Golden Geek, 2011 – Boardgamegeek.com)
•Summoner Wars (Golden Geek, 2012 – Boardgamegeek.com; Game of the Year 2012, Pockettactics.com; Game of the Year, Board/Card, 2012 - Gamezebo)
•Penny Arcade the Game: Gamers vs Evil
•Food Fight iOS
Can’t help but keep playing
I first learned about the Tanto Cuore card game in a session at Anime Central 2014, but I’ve played far more of the iOS game than the actual card game (I’m not actually much of a tabletop gamer). Tanto Cuore on iPad a quick pick-up-and play, taking about 10 minutes. The presentation of the cards flying around with cute maid-girl Japanese voices is perfect (for its target audience, that is… one look at the screenshots will tell you if this is your thing or not). The developers have really gone the extra mile by including Game Center achievement support and networked head-to-head play for 2-4 players, all of which has worked flawlessly for me.
Only downside is that after probably 100 games, I feel like the original cards are played out. There are two expansion games in physical form (with a third coming), but there’s no sign of them in the iOS app. It might be an ideal leveraging of the game engine for a future update to keep the basic game cheap or free, and offer the expansions as in-app purchases.
Still, if you’re OK with the concept, it’s cute fun, with rich gameplay and superb presentation.
Love this game!
I love this game more than Ascension. Although similar in style and card effects, the ability to see what others are saving towards points and having a set amount of each card is what makes this game fun. The multiplayer online is great too, although one card in random mode disrupts the flow of multiplayer, ie have to wait for opponent/s to discard a card before allowing you to play the rest of your cards. Otherwise this game is a blast. I really hope that they come out with the expansions! The expansions made Ascension more diverse and will make this game more diverse as well.
Entertaining, Minor Flaws, and Expansion Request
One of my favorite apps to play! It’s amusing to win, lose, and improve when playing against the “robot” or online players. A fun deck-building game with adequate variety of cards that can be manipulated with different forms of strategy.
The game sometimes lags and I’d have to restart my iPad to fix the problem. Also, when I try to open the app from the game update pop ups, the app lags. I wish the game developer updated the app for bug fixes.
I wish Expansion packs were an available option for the game. I’ll be willing to pay for the add on! It would make the game more entertaining and dynamic.
- Category: Games
- Released: Oct 03, 2013
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 114 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Seller: Playdek, Inc.
- © 2013 Playdek Inc., Arclight
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.