News by Numbers - 29th May, 2017

By Nick Vigdahl 29 May 2017 2

Welcome to News by Numbers, where I highlight some of the can't-miss mobile gaming news each week.


Onirim: $0 expansion

Onirim, the single-player digital version of the tabletop card game, just came out in April. Last week the Glyphs expansion was released. Here's the details:

"The Glyphs expansion adds four additional doors, one of each color, to the base game, but also new cards of each color with the Glyph symbol. These Glyphs not only count as another unique symbol to use in sequence (since players can’t play identical symbols in a row), they also add a unique ability: when discarding a Glyph, the player triggers an Incantation allowing them to reveal the next five cards of the deck. If at least one door is revealed, the player can put one (of any color) immediately into play." The expansion is free for those that own the game and sign in with an Asmodee account. That's not it either, another expansion with new features is in the works. Not bad for a $1 game.

Mini Metro: $.99

There are quite a few games on sale over this long weekend. I guess developers and publishers are hoping gamers, if given the right incentive, will splurge for some games to play. One such game is our 2016 puzzle-game-of-the-year Mini Metro. It's an absolute steal at that price so pick it up if you haven't done so.

Tokaido: version 1.05

Last Friday the adventure board game Tokaido was updated to include a friend list and the ability to play a game with friends. This was a much needed updated and addressed some of the issues with the game's multiplayer mode. You can check out Michael's review of Tokaido here.

Talisman Horus Heresy: 2 new warlords

Nomad Games provided a little more variability to Talisman: Horus Heresy. Two new warlords, Endryd Haar and Typhon, are out and ready for battle on your iPad. Check out Tof's review from about a year ago for more on the game itself.

Rebuild 3 Gangs of Deadsville: $3

One of the most notable from my perspective is the excellent Rebuild 3: Gangs of Deadsville. In it you reclaim a city that long ago fell to a zombie apocalypse building by building and block by block. You recruit and train members for your gang as you beat back the dead and other gangs. It's really fun and on sale for $3.

Legends of Callasia: new 6-player map

Legends of Callasia was one of the best games of 2016 and one of the better world conquering mobile strategy games out there. One of the great things about the game is they keep adding new maps on which to play. Last week, the Linathian Sea, a new six-player map, was added to the game.

Linathian Sea

Missile Cards: 6 day beta test

Missile Cards is a little known and super fun Steam game that is a cross between Missile Command and Solitaire-style games like Card Crawl. It's excellent and coming soon to iOS. A six-day beta test started last Friday and I gotta say the game's looking great on my iPhone and iPad. The developer said he'll probably keep the beta rolling longer than expected, so it's not too late to get in on it yourself.

Card Thief: 10 new thieves

Good news, Card Thief lovers, Arnold Rauers of TinyTouchTales is hard at work bringing a big update to the game. One of the great things about Card Crawl was the dev support with new feature after new feature being added to the game. It looks like the same love might be shown to Card Thief, starting with ten new thieves with different gameplay. Arnold suggested the update may be done in about a month or so and we will definitely let you know more as the time approaches.



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