- #: 173493
- Price: free ($0.00) In Apple Store
- Category: Games
- Updated: 2010-03-25
- Current Version: 1.1.1
- Size: 1.40 MB
- Language: English, Italian
- Seller: Alberto Barbati
- Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
- © 2009 Alberto Barbati (Gamecentric)
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Boardgame Companion is the ultimate tool for boardgamers. It includes an easy and well-organized scoring calculator for a few of the most popular boardgames. No long and boring forms to fill that all look alike! Each supported game has a specifically…..
Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
I've been using just the generic game module in this app quite a bit, and it's very handy; I play a lot of Carcassonne, and this app is far superior to using the game's scoring board. (It's good for a wide variety of games, but that's what I've used it for.) It's very easy to use, and it's very easy on the eyes.
The pricing structure -- free base app, 99 cents per expansion -- seems to be sort of unpopular among reviewers, but from my perspective it's a great way to benefit both the user and the developer. I benefit from getting something (generic scoring and one specific module) for free with the option to buy only what I need, and the developer benefits from having more incentive to add specific modules to the app. Count me as a fan of that idea.
Great Idea... That needs to come to fruition. (and Suggestions)
It's really a promising app! It's already pretty useful, and well made!
Like everyone else, my biggest problem are the paid game purchases. DO make the app paid at $1 or $2 and make the games free.
Also, since the app is pretty new, It doesnt have that many games yet. And since a number of games just use a simple score, it's important to be able to name the games (ideally you would make a list of games before-hand, like for the players, that you pick from)
Keeping a history of the evolution of the score could be nice too. I'd love to be able to see a table of how the score TOTALLY reversed, cause my friend made an awesome comeback! If at that time, I could snap a pic or a video with to add to the table, it would be REALLY cool!
If you make these changes, I WILL change my review to a 5 Stars.
(Also, I find your score sliders very smart, but I didn't get it at first. Maybe put a small "Sliders" text right above them)
This is a very good app (this is my first ever review of anything here)
Timothy Hamera write:
This scoring tool covers two of my favorite games - Agricola and Alhambra, so for me the price of $0.99 to add Agricola gives me no reason to complain.
It keeps track of scoring perfectly for Agricola, but the set up help for Agricola is not as robust as the same for Alhambra. That's most likely due mainly to the nature of the difference of the games.
Using this app for scoring for Alhambra adds to the game; the suspense all the players have each scoring round while the player controlling the input is palpable. I love that added fun! The one downside of Alhambra scoring is we play with many expansions and this app does not have the ability to take that into account. For example, if you play Bonus Cards or Worker Huts you the app won't allow you to count above the maximum number of building tiles-type. In all cases, however, we were able to do work-arounds. Note that the expansion for Agricola - Farmers of the Moor is completely supported if you have the add-on Agricola.
The generic scoring component of this app is perfect, easy to use, and works as advertised. It is perfect for games such as Carcassonne where your head can spin for all the times it goes around the scoring track.
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