By Moku Games
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"Wabash Cannonball rolls in with a near-perfect score" -- The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Wabash Cannonball brings Queen Games' popular board game Chicago Express to your iPhone and iPod Touch! Set during America's golden age of railroads, players represent investors determined to make their fortunes from America's great westward expansion. Outsmart the competition through clever stock manipulation and efficient use of resources to win renown as the richest robber baron of the age!
This challenging strategy game offers solo play against up to four computer opponents. Wabash Cannonball can also be used in face to face play with friends, enabling fast games with or without additional computer opponents. Current owners of the Chicago Express board game will appreciate Wabash Cannonball as a player aide, with its automatic calculation and charting features.
What's New in Version 1.1.2
Fixed iOS 5 issues.
Interesting take on capitalism
Wonderful game. This game feels like it is somewhere in between Monopoly and Catan. A very influential mechanic is the player's ability to have economic interests or influence in companies that other players own the majority of. If you read the description or instructions, this can seem really confusing, but after two short games against the averagely skilled computer-controlled players, the mechanics reveal a different perspective than you are used to rather than a complex one that you are incapable of understanding. You'll be thinking in terms of shares instead of cash; sabatoging companies you own stakes in to rid the majority stakeholder of capital. The game design expresses some intriguing inherent tendencies of capitalist expansion.
Now for feature requests:
Please make the end game triggers optional. I would get so much more enjoyment out if this game if I could make it last longer. I understand that this was originally a boardgame for people who might not want to play for long periods of time, but it's an iphone game now. The game here is most likely going to be a solitary experience. Ignore the precedent and embrace the new medium. Make the three states that end the game optional.
That's a polite request. Love the game, it's really fun and thought-provoking.
Great game, needs Erie expansion!
I play regularly, this is my go-to time-killer app... ...my adaptive AI is cranked up to beastly near-sentience. If you live in the game's geographic region and diabolically laughing, hand-rubbing capitalists in formal wear unexpectedly build railroads near you, blame me!
Designers: brilliant work. It's been a few years, why not add Erie and even Narrow Gauge options? Networked play would be great but I think Erie is the priority.
Great game, good app.
I Initially gave this five stars but I have reduced that due to the lack of online or multi device play. Pass and play is lame.
Also I would like to see more AI options. Still worth $.99 but I would gladly pay $5-$6 if changes were made.