Tides of Time combines the ease of play of a micro game with the strategic depth of set collection and drafting for a unique two player experience. The players are dealt a hand of 5 cards and draft one card at a time, passing their hands between them after each selection. Each card has a suit as well as a unique scoring rule that may score the player points based on the suits of cards drafted. At the end of each round, the players select one card to keep in their kingdom for future rounds as a Relic of the Past.
- Fixed bug crashing the application when there is no internet connection.
- Improved UI on iPad.
- Improved tutorial for better understanding the basics.
Ratings and Reviews
Has potential but now it’s a disaster
‘Put on card’ evidently means ‘play card’. The tutorial is nonsense in English. Just don’t even try to go through it. Just download the pdf rules and read that to acquaint yourself with the game play.
On an iPhone 7 it works ok but on the iPad the left and right most cards you must tap and hold then drag slightly up to view the entire card. Makes one wonder if any testing was actually done on on iPad. Major oversight.
Most could learn the cards and how scoring works if they didn’t show the results screen immediately after scoring takes place. Let the scoring show and let us click on the cards. The. At the bottom let us push the right arrow to continue to the results screen. This would almost eliminate the need for the tutorial which doesn’t make sense in English. Polish I’m sure is great but that doesn’t help an English speaker.
But the most egregious of all is you must be ONLINE to play this game which doesn’t even have online game play. I will seek a refund for sure if this isn’t corrected within a week or so if unable to play offline. I can’t play on the subway, on a train, on a bus or wherever. Absolutely ridiculous for requiring online to play this game. 2019 seems we’re regressing. We’ve must’ve hit the pinnacle in app development.
Fun, great visuals
Cool game, great visuals on this digital version. I appreciate how quickly the developer updated the app to fix the online problem and strengthen the tutorial. I’m also happy with the AI, which so far is beating me on medium.
-put the actual rule book somewhere in the game
-have a card gallery so we can appreciate all the amazing artwork (this is a common problem with digital board games)
-somehow make it so we can look at the score breakdown between rounds. Right now it shows it quickly and then totals the score up. I want to be able to study where the points came from before moving on the next round.
Good but missing features
Would be much better with online play. It’s also important to be able to review your entire kingdom when keeping/eliminating cards. The cards you kept from rounds 1 and 2 are not visible and they’re useful for making decisions.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.