I’ve been seriously neglectful of writing about boardgame apps recently, and it’s time to rectify that (I think I’ve been intimidated by Stately Play).
So how about a big announcement (though late, of course, since I was on vacation) about one of the best apps of the year?
That’s right, Candy Crush Saga has something new I’m sure.
But wait! That’s not what I’m talking about.
That’s right, I said tomorrow! (That’s what a vacation will do to you).
(Editor’s Note: Apparently, a vacation will also make you not able to read dates. December 14th is the release date, and your humble writer thought that was tomorrow)
Tomorrow will see the release of the Brink of War expansion for Race for the Galaxy (my fingers keep wanting to type “bring of war”) and it looks to be a doozy.
There are going to be a bunch of new cards available when this one drops.
Four new starting worlds, thirty-six new developments and other worlds to conquer/colonize/absorb into your tableau, five new goals, and the addition of Prestige.
Prestige will give you another way to win the game (like there aren’t enough already) by giving you a victory point every turn for having the most Prestige. You can also use Prestige to buy cards, but then you’ll be giving those VPs away (and they’re mine! They’re my Precious…)
You will also get a one-time “search” ability that will let you search for a card you need.
The update that will bring this military goodness to our device of choice will also include some other additions/fixes for the app itself.
These aren’t on the Press Gallery site, but Stately Play mentions it in their post about this, so I’m sure it’s true so why not shamelessly
copy reference them?
The expansion will be available on all platforms starting tomorrow at some point (you know you’ll be checking the App Store at 12:01 am, don’t try to deny it) as a $3.99 (US, so probably close to $5 for us poor Canadians) IAP.