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 Post subject: Tablet games
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 8:10 pm 
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Let's keep each other up to date on the good apps for IPads and such.

Appshopper and HotAppDeals are great for tracking pricing.




Little Things is on sale right now!

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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 8:47 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:05 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:37 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 7:12 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 7:18 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 8:14 am 
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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


Bohnanza just got released.

Something to check out, that I forgot about is EveryGame

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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 6:38 pm 
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http://freeappalert.com/

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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:56 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 1:56 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 8:09 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 7:11 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 9:27 am 
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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.

I guess I'm going to have to start writing these down because my descriptions are awful!

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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 9:47 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:38 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 12:41 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:09 am 
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Ascension was released for iPad, and it looks pretty sweet!

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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:56 pm 
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Ascension was released for iPad, and it looks pretty sweet!

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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
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Dungeon solitaire is free right now!

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 Post subject: Re: Tablet games
PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:58 pm 
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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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