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In a world of fantasy, called Terra Mystica, 14 races are fighting together or individually against their opponents to gain power and territory. Using their resources smartly and terraforming wisely to gain supremacy and lead their own settlers to victory. The original digital conversion of the highly decorated Terra Mystica board game of Helge Ostertag and Jens Drögemüller. Play against other players world wide or challenge the computer opponent.
Terra Mystica is a strategy game with a simple game principle and very little luck involved: You govern one of 14 factions trying to transform the Landscape on the game board in your favor in order to build your Structures. On the one hand, proximity to other players limits your options for further expansion, on the other hand though, it provides some benefits during the game. This conflict is the source of Terra Mystica's appeal.
Structures may be upgraded to provide even more resources, like Workers, Pries
The 14 artfully designed factions, each having unique special abilities, as well as the exchangeable bonus cards allow for a large number of possible game plays that constantly keep this game entertaining!
Features of Terra Mystica:
- easy to learn: the interactive Tutorial helps to get a start in this deep strategy game
- hard to master: Enormous depth and interesting decisions without being too complex to understand. The best strategy always wins!
- replayability: always changing and challenging game experience with new combinations. You want to try all fantasy races! An ideal game for hardcore gamers!
- challenging developments: only strategy and tactics count - not luck!
- game replays: Analyse your best games or learn tricks from the pro settlers
- multiplayer: Challenge the best players across all platforms world wide or play against your family and friends
- three computer difficulties: Try to beat the computer opponent
- newest update: This game uses the newest rules edition of the board game
Terra Mystica has won many awards as a board game, such as:
- Deutscher Spielepreis (German Games Award)
- Spiel des Jahres (Empfehlung) (Game of the Year - Recommended)
- Golden Geek Game Award
- Nederlandse Spellenpreijs
- International Gamers Awards
Upcoming FREE feature:
- Hard difficulty computer opponent with Deep Learning
What's New in Version 1.24
Version changes in 1.24:
- smaller bug fixes
- special ability fix (tunneling, carpet flight)
Fantastic game, terrible app
Terra Mystica is a wonderful board game. It has myriad ways to victory, interesting abilities and the right balance of personal conquest versus competitive disruption. If I were reviewing the board game, it would be an easy 5 stars, but I'm reviewing the app—a 10-dollar download that has the polish and feel of free-to-play shovelware.
In attempting to play a game with friends, we first encountered the issue that the app uses an outdated and unsupported social structure in Game Center. The user experience in trying to add friends is rocky at best. Email addresses are not accepted, and the interface makes it difficult trying to accomplish what should be a straightforward task, and we were met with further problems as we wrestled with poor-quality English in the app's interface.
Be prepared to exit and rejoin your game dozens upon dozens of times before it's over. The alerts come late (or not at all), it frequently hangs at the login screen for indefinite spans of time, and sometimes makes no attempt to connect to the server, leaving you clueless when it's your turn to go. Sometimes it even requests a re-connect, even when it doesn't need to (?).
It was always going to be a challenge to get the complexity of Terra Mystica into such a compact format. I respect the size and difficulty of the task. However, for 10 dollars, we should expect much, much better.
Fantastic for strategy game lovers
I have always wanted to try this game, and now I finally can! It was a little overwhelming at first, but after the second game things started to click.
There are so many possibilities and strategies that change every game, it's gotten me hooked! They did an awesome job making this app. There is a tutorial to walk through some of the basics as well, some won't make sense right away, but like I said, just stick with it and it will.
One problem I find with the game is that if you close the app or switch to another one, your local game will be lost and you will have to start over. This makes it frustrating because you basically have to plan on not doing anything else during the time you play it. Please fix this! It is the only major drawback to the game.
Buy it and play it! It's fun!
Buggy, slow and terribly designed - total ripoff
Where to start, oh yes, do not buy this game. There are numerous bugs with the one thing you want the app to do, play games online with your friend.
The user experience of the app is downright terrible, terrible menus, terrible icons that represent god knows what because nothing has labels. And to top it off? It's slow and hell and 10 dollars.
Do yourself a favor and forget you ever found out this app existed and continue to play the board game.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jul 06, 2017
- Version: 1.24
- Size: 169 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Digidiced UG (haftungsbeschrankt) i.G.
- © DIGIDICED UG
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.