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Michael Schacht's Gold!

Michael Schacht's Gold!
  • #: 38964
  • Price: $2.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2012-11-16
  • Current Version: 1.20
  • 1.20
  • Size: 12.50 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Skotos Tech
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later
  • © Skotos Tech Inc.
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From Michael Schacht, the award-winning designer of Coloretto and Zooloretto, a very clever set-collection game.

You start the game with a single donkey card and from there must adroitly swap, take, and (occasionally) steal cards in order to acquire highly-valued trios. The donkeys can be great when you're prospecting for gold, but scoring them is worth negative points, so you must plan your moves with care!

Three different opponents, each with their own personality, challenge you at a variety of difficulty levels to make the game very replayable.

Gold is built on the same successful MobileEuroCard platform that was used to create Reiner Knizia's High Society, Kingdoms, and Money. Simple gestures allow you to swap and take cards. Everything is animated, for a colorful play experience. And now, for the first time ever, we've added audio to our gaming toolkit with simple ambient sounds.

Gold is being simultaneously released on the iPhone and in print at the Nurnberg Toy Fair.

Though this game supports GameCenter, it's currently only used for Achievements and LeaderBoards. Multiplayer play is expected for a future revision.

What's New in Version 1.20

• GameCenter Achievements and LeaderBoards
• iPhone5 wide screen
• Improved look of game screens

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Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


5/5 stars

Great new Schact game!

I like most of Schact's games, and this is the first I have tried for the first play in electronic format. Works very well. Good interface. I like the audio, which was something I missed in earlier Skotos games. The game itself is light, but tricky. I haven't totally got the hang of it yet. I expect to play it quite a bit.

5/5 stars

A very smart game

This is an surprisingly subtle game by one of the finest modern game designers. It plays on the iPad in 5-10 minutes. There are typically several things to consider in each decision, and the way the game ends is very clever. I'm not a fan of this interface as it stands--it could be cleaner both in look and function--but the games using it use it are among the finest.

4/5 stars

Clever and fun game, but the AI is pretty poor

I've played 3 games, one at easy, medium and hard difficulty, and I didn't lose any of them, and obviously this is the first time I've played the game in any form since it's a simultaneous app and real game release. The hard difficulty only seemed marginally harder then easy, if at all. I hope the devs can greatly improve the AI. Also, I'm disappointed to find that when playing on an iPhone (or iPod touch) you're limited to a 2 player game, they say because of screen space limitations. I can't help but wonder if they could have figured out a way to squeeze 3 players onto the screen, at least when playing vs. AI, though perhaps that really isn't possible.

Still, I find the game itself a lot of fun and I'd still recommend it, thus the 4 stars (though perhaps more like a high 3.5), especially if you have an iPad, which allows you to play a 3 player game, and I suspect that would be more challenging. One other minor complaint I have is that it doesn't show your opponent's score. I presume that's as the game (the real game) is designed, but I still wish there were an option to have the opponents score on screen, at least when learning.

I *love* that the dev has finally added sound to one of their games! R.K.'s Kingdoms (also made by them) is a great game, but the lack of sound is very strange. The sound in Gold! is perfect. I hope the dev will add such sound effects to their other games now. I'm probably going to pick up the real version of this game too, as it's a very fun game and would be a great addition to my newly growing euro game library.


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