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
- Fixed tutorial step 2 for iPhone X
Ratings and Reviews
No Way to Change Game Clock or Undo Timeouts
EDIT: this review has been bumped up because the developers have pointed out that when a player "times out," they can still rejoin the game until another player boots them. However, I've been the player to boot someone for timing out, and the dialog for doing so indicates that I am just acknowledging that another player timed out. This UX should require a confirmation of "are you sure you want to replace USER with an AI?"
I still stand by my review that we should be able to select the timeout clock duration when creating a game, but the app is not useless, given what I've learned. Just unsatisfactory.
This app is useless for asynchronous play. I've yet to have a game where nobody times out and gets replaced by the AI.
Gonna stick will the browser implementation by Snellman until the devs give users an option to undo an opponent's timeout or disable or extend the game clock when creating a game.
Developer Response ,
Hi, some players are prone to timing out. We are sorry that you are getting matched up with those types of players, but we cannot do anything to control that. Whenever a player has timed out in a game (ranked or friendly), it is the responsibility of the players in the game to touch the player removal pop up button to actually remove the player. If no one does this, then a timed out player can actually enter the game and move and add more time on their move clock.
Great when it works
The game is great. It is a good port of a pretty involved board game and it plays well even on my phone.
The game ties itself to Game Center, which I honestly thought would be a pretty good thing but that seems to cause issues with the game sometimes. After a recent reinstall I haven’t run into any issues but I will try the steps outlined by the developer if something does happen again.
The game is a solid port and a lot of fun. I highly encourage people to give it a try.
Love this game, but this app isn’t worth the money
I love this game, the UI is beautiful and true to the game.
HOWVER, the interface makes it nearly impossible to play with others. App doesn’t connect regularly with server and freezes claiming you need to login. It’s an app problem not a login problem. I’m in game center.
Worse yet, the app bugs out sometimes even when playing solo and you can no longer read the text unless you restart... which takes way too long to load. The app looks great, but the app isn’t worth the money for the bugs. Play online for free instead.
The developer responded saying things like my phone is probably too old and needs to be restarted once a week at least. For the record I have a new iPhone8. The fact of the matter is if the game is such a memory hog, maybe it’s the app and not the user. I don’t have the same amount of lag or difficulties with any other GameCenter games.
Developer Response ,
Hi, this error is usually due to Game Center issues. The best fix is usually restarting your device (any and all devices really) at least once per week. If this doesn't work, you can search for the following terms to find the article to fix the issue and please use quotes where shown: apple toolbox "can't sign in or sign up with game center". Usually the issue is fixed by step 5. The article is dated November 6, 2017. I would link it, but these are usually removed in responses.
Regarding garbled text, this happens when you are using an older device that runs low on working memory. Restarting your device on a regular basis can help with this issue.
- Digidiced UG (haftungsbeschrankt) i.G.
- 205.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © DIGIDICED UG
- In-App Purchases
- Fire and Ice $4.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.