Following the launch of Race for the Galaxy, Temple Gates Games in association with Rio Grande Games brings the Roll for the Galaxy boardgame to digital life! Roll for the Galaxy is a dice game of building space empires for 2-5 players. Your dice represent your populace, whom you direct to develop new technologies, settle worlds, and ship goods. The player who best manages their workers and builds the most prosperous empire wins!
This dice version of Race for the Galaxy takes players on a new journey through the Galaxy, but with the the feel of the original game.
Designed by Wei-Hwa Huang and Tom Lehmann, this dice version of Race for the Galaxy takes players on a new journey through the Galaxy. Keldon Jones, the developer behind the Race for the Galaxy AI, is at it again with Roll for the Galaxy. This game will feature a new neural network AI that will challenge even the most advanced players.
- 2 - 5 player with network multiplayer
- Asynchronous and real-time multiplayer modes
- Advanced neural network AI by Keldon Jones
- Nine starting factions, nine starting worlds
- Sixty developments and settlements[/list]
Fixed bug with tiles being invisible in the construction zone
Fixed bug with Jumpdrive Research not giving credits correctly (could lead to credits=0)
Fixed bug with multiplayer games with optional seats
Updated tile discount/bonus color to be more distinct
Other minor fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Wow where to begin, the gameplay is an addictive and fairly quick like the board game. The UI is really smart here, looks great, zoom and hold function to see details is smooth, zero problems playing on IPhone 8+. Haven’t tried online play yet but my many ai matches are pretty well matched, just recently moved up to hard.
TLDR; Getting one app over the next six months? Get this.
BUG REPORT: You must spend all of your credits to recruit at the end of the phase? This has happened to me where I wanted to leave the other workers due to an ability firing off for those colored dice but the game would not let me proceed to the next round until all my credits were spent.
Glitchy as *ell
For a $10 app, you want it to be reliable. Unfortunately, far too frequently, the game will crash. Kick you right out in the middle of a turn and take you back to the homepage with a “server lost” type message. Then either your game won’t show back up. Or the play online option will be greyed out. Even shutting the app down and relaunching it doesn’t help.
I have several complex game apps on my phone (Everdell, Lords of Waterdeep, Catan, Splendor, etc). This is the only app that crashes at all. And it happens, like I said, 10+ times per day. Far too frequently for the cost.
The game itself is very well done. The auto button for obvious moves saves time (I always double check the work before I save, but it’s always right where Iwould play the cubes). And it has succeeded in even giving me a better understand of the game as a whole. Great game. Great app. All ruined by poor tech.
Better than the board game
Because it takes care of all the tedious dice mechanics and leaves you to enjoy a unique, beautifully designed strategy game. The app is as clean and user friendly as they come, and the game is sharp, fun, and endlessly replayable. Give it some time — my first few tries I felt like I had no idea what I was doing. But the terrific tutorials and helpful app prompts enabled me to play through anyway, and after a couple of games all the lightbulbs turned on and I understood it all completely. Since then it’s been nothing but pure strategy delight. No ads, no IAPs, nothing to unlock, just an expertly ported implementation of an outstanding game.
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- Temple Gates Games LLC
- 158.2 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Temple Gates Games LLC
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.