iPad Game Review: Tigris And Euphrates (Universal) Reviewed by Tom Slayton

Written By Mekhels Linxets on Friday, December 9, 2011 | 2:32 PM

Tigris and Euphrates is an adaptation of one of the most critically acclaimed board games of all time. It is a game of civilization building, warfare, sneak attacks, and dominance. However, the gameplay is so abstractly implemented through tiles and tokens that you are likely to enjoy it even if you don't have a hankering to rule the cradle of civilization. That is, of course, if you can manage to wrap your brain around the gameplay mechanics and objectives.

First, when discussing a game like Tigris and Euphrates, it is important to be certain that we all have the same definition of boardgame. Tigris and Euphrates is what is often referred to as a "Euro" style game. It features a very complex set of rules and a multitude of game pieces, markers, tiles, and chits. Although I have often been interested in learning to play these types of games, I have never had the time to do so, nor do I know anybody else who plays them. This is where your iOS device comes in. As I have previously asserted, the iPad absolutely excels at bringing boardgamers together online, and at making these games affordable, accessible, and relatively confusion-free. Tigris and Euphrates could easily be the poster child for iOS board gaming with its online asynchronous multiplayer, in-depth tutorial, strong AI (for solo play), and faithfully reproduced graphics. [readmore]