Burgle Bros requires stealth, planning and a little bit of luck. In the tradition of classic heist movies like Ocean's 11 and The Italian Job, you assemble your crew, make a plan, and pull off the impossible.
Push your luck or play it safe - your decisions impact everyone on your team.
Choose from a cast of characters with unique powers.
Be sneaky - Find clever solutions to get out of sticky situations.
Rogue-like - each game is a unique dynamic puzzle.
Swap floors and think in 3 dimensions to evade the guards
Use cool tools like a Smokebomb, EMP - even Donuts!
Made it so you can skip the black screen on start by pressing on it.
Allowed more zoom out.
Ratings and Reviews
Near great, but guards don’t follow rules.
I’m a fan of the fantastic tabletop board game, and I think the app is a fantastic conversion, but it only took me a couple of plays to notice that the guards completely ignore at least a couple of the event cards that have rules affecting them. For instance, cards that are supposed to generate a new destination for a guard don’t (he just keeps going to his original destination and THEN picks a new destination), and the card that moves guards on other floors but isn’t supposed to have ANY effect on guards that haven’t been revealed reveals and moves them anyway(coulda had something to do with my having already peeked up the stairwell and revealed a tile on the second floor). These are unforgivable glitches as, if anybody should be following the rules, it should be the AI opponent. It’s too bad the developers didn’t make a way to draw whatever card they wanted so they could test if they all worked during play. Camel Up! was another game that was well-received by the board game community where the app had a problem following the rules that was never (to my knowledge) addressed, so the sales went nowhere. Take the lesson and not the page here. I will be DELETING this until it is fixed, at which point I will redownload, return and write a glowing review. Meantime, I have a cardboard version that does everything right.
A couple flaws, punishing difficulty, but FUN!
I like boardgames, I play several, and this was indeed an easy purchase. On the plus side, the randomness adds a lot of emergent gameplay, and you wind up with a lot of decisions. On the minus side, it is HARD. I believe I have won 2 out of approximately 30 games. It's fine on the iPhone (cards need to be easier to read), and shines on the iPad. Definitely one to play with a friend at a table, but it's just super difficult.
The physical game, and idea of game, is great. Love it.
That being said, this app is just terribly designed in my opinion. It reminds me of a bad 90’s website. Everything is just poorly loaded in these invisible windows/frames, and you need to slide everything around to see all the info. It just feels cheap and lazy.
For example the cards in a players hand appear in a small invisible window frame laid out side by side. And to see all your cards you need to slide left and right. But in doing so the “window” also slides up/down pointlessly, and it shows a scroll bar. Why? It’s just a lazy coding and poor design.
Same thing for the floor map. Some heists don’t fit in view, but you can’t zoom out enough for some odd reason, so you need to push around the floor map.
Other areas of menu and game layout just feel very badly designed to reflect such a great game. Hope the app can be updated to the 21st century.
I do agree with others that the game is incredibly difficult. More difficult than “chance’ on the dice rolls, and guard movement. It seems like 90% of the time the game is forcing me to lose, even on the easiest level. But there is customizations that allow you to change difficulty in various ways so I’m not completely dissatisfied.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.