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#1 Post by Harbinger » Mon May 09, 2011 8:10 pm

Let's keep each other up to date on the good apps for IPads and such.

Appshopper and HotAppDeals are great for tracking pricing.




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#2 Post by Captain Yid » Mon May 09, 2011 8:47 pm

There is a site that offers free apps before they go out for sale. I'll dig it up if you'd like.
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#3 Post by Eric Holdridge » Mon May 09, 2011 9:05 pm

Yes please let us know of any free apps, cool apps, red apps, blue apps.

My favorite new thing that I am downloading now and very hopeful about is splashtop, which is a remote access system to log onto my computer from my ipad so that I can work in systems which require JAVA, (such as BSW client).

I just tested skype, so hopefully by this time tomorrow I will be ready for my skype call with my IL frienda and I can participate from bed via the ipad & play BSW with them as well. If I understand it correctly I only need to leave my computer one (which I always do anyway).

That was one thing I gave the ipad low marks for, but if this remote desktop program works, I am home free.

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#4 Post by Harbinger » Mon May 09, 2011 9:37 pm

I have Splashtop Free, which times out aft a while, but it works pretty good. It is also on sale right now. I should get it.
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#5 Post by Eric Holdridge » Thu May 12, 2011 7:12 am

A couple price drops I just noticed & jumped on:

DropZap 2 for free
Michael Schacht's Gold (which is also a real filler card game) dropped to .99, so even though I haven't read the rules yet, I can't say no to a buck.

I also paid for the Wizard implementation and have already got my money's worth, but this was a no brainer buy for me since I love Wizard so much.

I am watching Mu & Tichu and a Skat & a Poker implementation for those who like card games as much as I do, but I haven't pulled the trigger yet.

Speaking of card games, Harb, have you found a Sheepshead app yet? I was hoping it would help me learn the game.

Set looks great & fits this device well, but seems overpriced, so I will watch it.

I am seriously tempted on Bang! and may pull the trigger soon (pun intended).

Anything else looking good to people?
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#6 Post by Eric Holdridge » Thu May 12, 2011 7:18 am

I am too stupid for this device.

Harb, do you know how to change the settings so the device recalls my username & password to get into, say, PolyU? Or any one of a dozen sites I go to regularly. I am too lazy to continually re-type it.

Or do you solve that problem just by staying "logged in" all the time?

I am sure there must be a way to do this, but so far I haven't figured it out.

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#7 Post by Harbinger » Thu May 12, 2011 8:14 am

For the PolyU, I click Stay Logged In. I guess I don't have too many other sites that won't keep my log-in. I'll have to check on that.

Here is a fantastic Blog on the VGG about IOS games:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/blog/164/ios-board-games


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Something to check out, that I forgot about is EveryGame
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#8 Post by Captain Yid » Fri May 13, 2011 6:38 pm

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#9 Post by Harbinger » Thu May 19, 2011 8:56 am

Ticket to Ride is on IPad!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ticket-t ... 04470?mt=8

Keltis Oricle had a price drop, but then it went back up, but not ot full price yet.

Neuroshima Hex is supposed to have in-game expansions available now, though I have not confirmed it myself.

Dungeon Solitaire is still 99 cents. It is pretty good, though like pretty luck-based, as you can't control the cards that come off the deck.
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#10 Post by Eric Holdridge » Fri May 20, 2011 1:56 am

Harbinger wrote:I have Splashtop Free, which times out aft a while, but it works pretty good. It is also on sale right now. I should get it.
The free one only aggravated me, but thanks for showing me the on sale version as it is working great. I can log in & play on BSW this way. I just have to try it with skype going too for my weekly skype/BSW calls!

It is pretty damn amazing.

In the morning I will send The Kid and the CEO into my office and make the computer there "talk"to them in a word processing program and freak them out.

I really need to go to bed, but good call on the sale version as I am pretty happy right now.

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#11 Post by Superhawk » Fri May 20, 2011 8:09 am

Harbinger wrote:Ticket to Ride is on IPad!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ticket-t ... 04470?mt=8

Keltis Oricle had a price drop, but then it went back up, but not ot full price yet.

Neuroshima Hex is supposed to have in-game expansions available now, though I have not confirmed it myself.

Dungeon Solitaire is still 99 cents. It is pretty good, though like pretty luck-based, as you can't control the cards that come off the deck.
Did not see the expansions for Neuro Hex...:(
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#12 Post by Eric Holdridge » Sat May 21, 2011 7:11 am

Modern Art the Card game just got released, I think for the first time. But like a lot of other card games by that design group, it appears to be single-player only.

Still, for Knizia fanboys like myself it is worth checking out.

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#13 Post by boathouselooper » Fri May 27, 2011 9:27 am

Harb - what are the names of these games on your ipad?

The one with the planets that you tap to launch ships (the ships look like > ) and you get a count on each planet of the # of ships you can launch.

The one that Seripmav and I played where you have to choose a color, then you acquire all blocks of the same color. The goal is to take over more than half the board. You cannot choose the color your opponent just chose.

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#14 Post by Eric Holdridge » Fri May 27, 2011 9:47 am

boathouselooper wrote:The one that Seripmav and I played where you have to choose a color, then you acquire all blocks of the same color. The goal is to take over more than half the board. You cannot choose the color your opponent just chose!
I don't know about the spaceship one but the other one is called Battleflood and it is free!

In other app news if anyone likes old-school puzzle games like me, check out the tetris app. I have been watching it since it has been prohibitively expensive at $7.99 but it dropped for a memorial day sale to 99 cents. I haven't finished downloading yet, but they finally hit my price point.

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#15 Post by Harbinger » Fri May 27, 2011 10:38 am

Eric is right about Battleflood. There is a version for IPod as well.

The spaceship one is Galcon Fusion. Android devices have a different version that gets more involved- ie. upgrade ships, missions, etc. Mr.SB would have to comment on the name. I haven't checked to see if that one is available for the iOS.

I got Tetris a while back when it was on sale too. Great game!

The in-game expansion buys for Neroshima Hex are now available with teh latest update!
NH Puzzle is great too, and I think it is still on-sale.
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#16 Post by Skittlebrau » Fri May 27, 2011 12:41 pm

GalixIR is the space game that is like Galcon.....but better. You can buy ship upgrades, and there is a campaign mode... And it's free. But it might be Android only.
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#17 Post by Eric Holdridge » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:09 am

Ascension was released for iPad, and it looks pretty sweet!

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#18 Post by Superhawk » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:56 pm

Eric Holdridge wrote:Ascension was released for iPad, and it looks pretty sweet!

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#19 Post by Harbinger » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:45 pm

Dungeon solitaire is free right now!
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#20 Post by Skittlebrau » Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:58 pm

Sweet!, I'll jump on iTunes and............DAMN IT. Stupid Apple and their making me dislike them enough not to own one...

C'mon Android sales.....climb......CLIMB!!
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