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"Simultaneous play boosts the fun of this intuitive, yet surprisingly deep board game."
- Matthias Titze, producer of Clarc, winner of 2014 Best Mobile Game (Deutscher Computerspielepreis)

"Definitely offers fun and challenging gameplay for adults."
- Marcus Schwarten, iPlayApps

Victory is ever sweeter when it’s stolen from your opponent’s hands!

What the Shell by Ludisto is a new kind of board game that gives you amazing satisfaction. Oh No, this ain’t your traditional five-in-a-row game, but an original invention that is fast-paced, deeply strategic and dynamic. Nothing is inevitable, and the game is never won or lost until the very last moment.

Our unique twist of simultaneous play makes every turn exciting and unpredictable. If both players go for the same space, a neutral egg blocks the space. Players can capture each other’s turtles, which also allows them to claim a neutral egg. This encourages aggressive play and makes for dynamic back-and-forth gameplay.

Enjoy the look on your friend’s face when your capture leads to a chain combo that devastates their beautifully set up position. What the Shell’s simple yet deep gameplay will keep you on your toes and always coming back for more! Challenge a friend today in this modern battle of wits.

• Dynamic and original gameplay
• Play a friend: on two iPads or even just one
• Practice against the AI
• Gorgeous graphics and music
• Airplay: friends can watch on AppleTV
• Online play coming soon
• English, German and Esperanto

While this game was primarily created for adults, children 8 and up and teens also love this fast-paced and challenging game, which encourages strategic thinking skills and builds self-confidence.

What's New

Version 1.21

- Crash fixed for iOS 9

Ratings and Reviews

Challenging and fun!


This game is intriguing and enjoyable. Whether playing alone or with a friend, it is always challenging and fun!


Chuck Smith
68.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Esperanto, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Ludisto 2014-2015 All Rights Reserved


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