Become a feared and revered master thief in Antihero, a fast-paced digital board game. Use stealth, cunning, and the occasional assassination to build the most powerful thieves’ guild in this gas-lit Victorian underworld.
ONE GOAL. MANY FOES. Play through the story-driven campaign, skirmish against the AI, and jump online in casual and ranked PvP multiplayer.
CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS. Invite friends to play asynchronously or increase the pressure in a Live Match. Set up custom “House Rules” and tailor the game to your tastes!
TAKE OVER THE CITY. PROTECT WHAT’S YOURS. Infiltrate businesses, sneak into estates, set traps, and steal everything. The city’s riches are yours – if your opponent doesn’t take them first.
SNEAKERY, STABBERY & SKULDUGGERY! Upgrade your guild, recruit street urchins, hire thugs, start a gang… and bribe, blackmail and assassinate the opposition. There are many paths to the top.
MANAGE A HEALTHY ECONOMY. Spend your ill-gotten riches to hire new recruits, upgrade your thieving skills, and acquire deadly weapons. Gold is a thief’s best friend!
THE DUELLING DOCKS
- New map, "The Duelling Docks"!
- Fight for control of two steamships, and heaps of stinky fish.
- Japanese and Russian language support
- Text rendering improvements
- Various tweaks and fixes
Ratings and Reviews
The New Standard In Digital Board Games!
Tim Conkling and his expert team have created the ultimate digital board gaming experience by bringing role-playing, strategy, exploration, action, and resource gathering elements together into one single game and...yes, it all happens on a board. That is to say...if you are a fan of any of these elements...you’ll be extremely happy to play Antihero.
A high replay of royal treasure value exists here! There is a Skirmish mode that allows you to play against AI or a friend via pass n play. The Online mode will give you a chance to play those who are further than an arm’s reach of you and, if that wasn’t enough, there’s even a Campaign mode that offers challenges with each level/stage. The chances for a person to get bored with this game is next to nil. (In my mind, the best value on the entire AppStore at this time.)
Music, artwork, and character voices are incredible and suit the theme of Antihero perfectly. I rarely hit the credits button on a game but I felt compelled to acknowledge every member of the supporting staff behind the game that has set the bar on digital board games. My only gripe is that there are too many to name here individually. But I sincerely want to thank each one personally so...THANK YOU SO MUCH! I wouldn’t be surprised if more gamers do the same as I after playing this crown jewel.
To sum it up: THIS IS A MUST PLAY!
The first great mobile digital board game of 2018
I’ve been playing Antihero, the first great mobile digital board game of 2018. You play a Master Thief in a Victorian setting. Your turn-based tasks are to scout and burgle hidden locations, build up your thieves’ guild, hire and deploy your army of thugs, street urchins, and other underworld characters.
But wait, each level is a race against a rival Master Thief and guild. If your rival beats you to the coveted victory points by achieving each level’s objectives (bribes, assassinations, etc.) before you, you are defeated, and must restart the level.
Gameplay is brisk and the learning curve is gentle in the early going, gradually building the challenge as you progress. Strategy comes in the form of various upgrade decisions: do you spend your limited resources first to attract more street urchins, so they can infiltrate and earn money? Or do you focus on beefing up your gang of thugs to guard your turf and block the opposing gang’s progress?
Presentation is polished, with appropriate graphics that evoke the gaslight era, and brief voice clips that define each character as you issue them orders (ala Warcraft — “Yes, my lord!”). It’s a premium game with only cosmetic characters reskins available via IAP — no pay-to-win here. It has quickly shot to the first spot on my iPad games screen. Highly recommended.
Great game, too short
I’m a huge board gamer, and was honestly very impressed by the mechanics of the game. It’s sort of like Stratego meets Monopoly. My only complaint is that the game is too short, and even on Hard, is a little too easy (but that’s subjective). The campaign only has ten levels, and first few are just tutorial-style; probably only two or three levels where all units are unlocked. I beat the whole thing in under three hours, which is fine for just a few bucks. But even the Skirmishes against AI are pretty repetitive, and skirmishes against real players feels like Words With Friends—waiting for the other person to take turns means games last for days on end, and you end up starting so many that you forget what’s happening. I wish they’d made more levels since the game is wildly addicting.
Also, the win conditions boil down to mainly the same strategy and is slightly unbalanced. Make a gang, protect the gang’s movements with thugs, rinse and repeat. Gangs are just so OP since they can clear out buildings, can generate up to 3 gold a kill, and can assassinate for victory points. Why even bother with other units when you can just spam and protect gangs? A fully stocked bank makes the same money per turn as a fully upgraded gang.
- Versus Evil, LLC.
- 166.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2018 Tim Conkling
- In-App Purchases
- Armello Character Pack $1.99
- The Book Club Character Pack $1.99
- Oliver Twist $0.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.