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Capablanca playing asynchronously.
This was perhaps the most competitive of the categories we laid out for this year - 2012 has been the year of the digital board game conversion, with properties as diverse as Phantom Leader, Stone Age, San Juan, Levee En Masse and many others...

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Roll to find your move distance.
I've had my eye on sci-fi exploration RPG Galactic Keep for a while now and I have been unashamedly rooting for it. As such, I cringed a bit when I saw that developers Gilded Skull had decided to launch a...

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Achievement unlocked.
From a game mechanics point of view, Thred is quite outside this blog's usual bailwick: it's an infinite-running action game that looks like the Wachowskis were invited to make The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria - one the instruments through which the...

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A massive flood of games has appeared for iPhones and iPads this week - all from devs hoping to get out ahead of App Store approvals shutting down for the holiday on Friday. We've already seen Lords of Midnight (which is completely aces and highly recommended), RAD Soldiers, and Penny Arcade:...

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Where's my minority report?
We've had some time to marinate in the preview edition of SolForge that The Studio Formerly Known As Gary Games so generously and unexpectedly bestowed upon us yesterday. The devs have said on Kickstarter that this preview version isn't even the beta they have planned...

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Some of these guys could have gotten gigs with The Spiders from Mars with names like these.
Originally meant to coincide with the winter solstice on Friday, adventure wargame remake Lords of Midnight has arrived on the App Store today instead. Chris Wild's iOS port of the...

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That awkward moment when you realise you're wearing the same wizard robe as everyone else in the arena
This is, I admit, a fairly meagre hook to hang a news story on, but the sooner you accept that Julian Gollop is the patron saint of Pocket Tactics, the...

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Totally rad.
A couple of weeks on from my lament that RAD Soldiers had disappeared down the memory hole, the long-gestating multiplayer squad tactical has graduated from limited-release beta to a fully-fledged global iOS launch - it's a free download.

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Technosmith dabbles in a bit of phrenology on the side.
Apparently there is a wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey hole in the fabric of the universe. Highly-anticipated digital CCG SolForge, which was not meant to even be in beta until the year 2013 A.D.

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You see him down there, right?
Last week's signs and portents of a new Playdek release were true - following hot on the heels of Fluxx, Playdek are unleashing Penny Arcade: Gamers vs Evil into the wild tonight.

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