"It’s wonderful" - 5/5 from Pocket Tactics.
"It's demanding, thematic, and addictive, with deep layers of strategy and multiple ways to win." - 7/10 from Pocket Gamer UK
"A great adaptation. A must own for the eurogame fans out there." - 4,5/5 from Board Game Quest
Top Mobile Board Game of 2015 by Board Game Geek and Board Game Quest
Top 10 Strategy Game*. Acclaimed by players and awarded in 2007, 2008 and 2010!
Brass is a demanding economic game. An outstanding game about money and monopolies. Players take the roles of entrepreneurs attempting to make the most money from various industries during the Industrial Revolution. Each player needs to build an economic engine that surpasses all the others.
Find out what others are raving about**!
- "Brass is an all around excellent game. Very deep, with lots of rewarding strategies and important tactical decisions." - Noah Kolman
- "Wonderfully tense and exciting!" - Kevin Teague
- "Tremendous game! This game challenges you." - Kevin Whitmore
*(according to the world’s largest game site BGG: www.boardgamegeek.com)
**(all quotes refer to the table top version of the game)
Industries are the key to success. Will you become a Cotton Magnate owning the most Cotton Mills in Lancashire? Or do you prefer selling Coal and Iron to others? Ports and Shipyards are key constructions as well, since the others cannot function without them in the long term.
Build canals and later rails to connect towns and cities. Only then can you benefit from all the industries built in the country, even those built by your opponents!
R&D is essential. The better developed industries you have, the more effective they are. Should others neglect development, your path to victory will be easier.
It’s not what you have produced, but the thing you sold that makes ‘brass’ (said with a
thick Yorkshire accent - ‘brass’ being a local term for money). Watch the markets carefully and sell at the proper time!
Use the produced supplies and activate Industries, upgrade rails, save money. The most effective entrepreneur is the winner.
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Brass, a true classic by one of the world’s best game designers, is now available in the AppStore.
- 3-4 players
- AI opponent (intermediate level)
- Network multiplayer with push notifications
- Local multiplayer (pass & play)
- Beautiful artwork
- Works in any orientation (portrait & landscape)
- In-game tutorial & manual
- GameCenter: achievements, leaderboards
- Universal game application – buy once and play on all your devices.
- The game is designed for iPad / Use iPad for best experience.
- Fixed push notifications
Ratings and Reviews
My New Toilet Game
Nothing kills the time sitting in the washroom like a great eurogame port, and boy am I happy to find a solid app version of Brass. The art is lovely, the interface functional, and the game is, of course, fantastic. The only reason this app does not earn a full 5 star rating is that I, like a few other folks before me it seems, am bothered by the lack of an undo button available before finalizing your turn. Nothing ruins a good game of Brass like gambling it all for a shipyard in Birkenhead only to realize you’ve just accidentally spent 8 quid on port development. Weak a critique as that is, you should definitely still buy this port if you love Brass.
Great looking game but online is non-existent.
Pro:I have played the game in person. I have really enjoyed it. However, we always get some rules wrong. This app has been great. It has helped clarify some rules we got wrong. And the AI is really good. You have to know what you are doing to get 1st in 3rd player mode.
Con: there is no online version of this game. There is an endless list of games that have been “created.” However, they all are not filled. And the ones that are say “waiting for players.” I have owned the app for a couple weeks and impossible to play online. It is sad. Makes the game fun for a couple weeks then it will get boring.
Do not buy if you want an online experience.
If you want to use the app as a tutorial the go ahead and buy it.
Needs bug fixes, interactive tutorial, “quality of life” features
This might be a great app for those who have been playing Brass for awhile. I don’t blame the devs for the tutorial as most human beings currently living can not make any sense of the rulebook, but it’s supposed to be a “Martin Wallace classic “ and a great game, so I’ve been trying to learn it on the app before playing elsewhere or buying the board.
There’s no undo that I can see. Is this sadism? If one taps outside the build box for a 2nd development, for instance, well, there goes that crucial move in a game where every tiny move counts for everything.
The tutorial barely explains how anything works. There’s no reason to have new players stumbling through the dark. “Coal helps buildings” is not helpful to understanding the unique economic mechanisms in this game.
I’ve spent a few hours gleaning things on Bgg, expert faqs, bullet pointed advice, all seems unnecessary and a huge detraction from a tool that could bring new people into an infamously difficult to penetrate game, unless you are a weathered 18xx grognard. oh well
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.