***** Ravensburger's cult game now available on iPhone and iPad *****
Scotland Yard is the digital version of the award-winning board game ("Game of the Year" 1983, etc.). Since its creation 35 years ago, Scotland Yard has sold over four million copies. Now the game enjoyed by millions of people is available as a universal iPad and iPhone app!
This is a very tricky case for Scotland Yard: Mister X has disappeared in the heart of London's nightlife. The only clue for the investigation: his discarded tickets. But in which part of London did he use them?
Set off as one of five clever agents on the hunt for the legendary Mister X, or step into his shoes, diving into the heart of London's nightlife to escape the agents.
- Completely new setting in London by night
- 3- 6 Players
- Razor-sharp HD graphics
- Single player mode
- Multiplayer mode with Voice Chat: Local, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth (max. three players) and online/Game Center
- Universal app (Game Center Multiplayer with iPad & iPhone devices)
- Interactive, user-friendly Tutorial
- Easy to understand instructions for both beginners and experts
- No need to assemble or put away!
- Endless fun with family and friends!
Small bug fixes and optimizations
Ratings and Reviews
The game, and the implementation, is fine. However, the best, BEST part of playing Scotland Yard is always the after-game, when you all burst out talking about how close you were back on move 20, where were you, oh my gosh I thought you had me, etc.
I'm surprised that zero thought was put into this critical part of the experience. You can't even look at the board after the game ends and they tell you Mr. X's final position. It just exits out and is lost forever.
Devs, if you are reading, I highly suggest you implement the ability to recap - you already have the turn counter at the bottom of the board. After a game ends, please let players tap on each turn marker and see where the pawns were at that point. It seems like that would be easy.
Great game, but multi-player completely broken
I stumbled on this older game and gave it a try. Enjoyed the simple rapid play against the AI, and wanted to try against friends and family on separate devices. No can do. When you select Bluetooth (which should also have a Wi-Fi option), it says to first select the number of players and then press “Connect”. But there are no buttons to select the number of players. If I go ahead and just press Connect it spins looking for a device, but it never finds one - even though a Bluetooth iPad was just a couple feet away. OK...I then tried the Internet option. Selected the name of a Game Center friend to play 2 player game with. Their device was on and open in my house. Again it just spun and never connected. I suspect that since they used Game Center for the connection, they may not have kept up with the protocol for the new Game Center...or maybe this method cannot even be used anymore. Too bad...hope they fix it. Will give 5 stars if they can, because it would be fun to play with family and friends.
Great iPad adaptation to play alone or local
The biggest problem that I have with the game is the difficulty getting a game going through the Game Center. This game needs an option for players who want to play an asynchronous game, allowing a game to span multiple days, if necessary. Not that an actual game needs more than an hour usually, but the option would be nice. Without that, players come into a game, find that they can't finish it in 5 minutes, and leave. That's if someone can get a game started at all in the Game Center. There are obviously not enough people online at the same time just waiting to join a game to encourage anyone else to wait for the 2 minutes... or...3... or...however long it will take for the game to start, even when looking for only one other player.
The AI seems ok, but I've considered myself to be a strong player, so not sure what more to expect. For those looking for a challenge, there a 3 difficulty settings for each pawn and adjustable time limits to take your turn.
The tutorial is a great refresher for anyone who has played the board game and a great introduction to using iPad apps, for me anyway. I would imagine that playing on a screen smaller than the iPad would be tough since there are times on the iPad that I've accidentally clicked on the wrong thing. It might be playable on a phone, but I'd advise against trying it, at least until you've tried playing on the iPad.
- Ravensburger Digital GmbH
- 149.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © Ravensburger Digital GmbH
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.