IPad version of the brilliant Imperial board game designed by Mac Gerdts and published by PD-Verlag.
This game is designed for pass-and-play for one to six human or AI players.
Online asynchronous multiplayer is being developed, and will require iOS 10.
Please send any bug reports and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org so we may improve the game in future updates.
Also leaving good reviews / scores will enable us to continue the development of the game.
Look for the game on boardgamegeek.com for info on where to obtain a copy of the physical board game, and to get in touch with other players.
P.S: There is an auto-save functionality in the game. In the unfortunate event of a crash, please report to us on the email above, then load a previous turn and try again.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
- Updated for 64 bit compatibility
Ratings and Reviews
What a great game with a disastrous interface !
Everything about the game is great: I am a fan of strategy board games and did not know "Imperial". After learning how to play it from the documentation (no tutorial or help in the game) I realized what a great game it is. (I am planning to get the actual board game to play with my family)
EVERYTHING ABOUT THE INTERFACE IS A DISASTER!!! The developer had obviously not done any benchmark with the quality of other games. For $10 and comparing with other great iPad games (San Juan, Eclipse, Razzia, Carcassone, etc., etc.), this implementation is extremely frustrating and unattractive.
I encourage the developer to do their homework and FIX and embellish this great game.
Great game when it does not crash
We love the game and just ordered the board game of Imperial after playing. The IOS version has crashed on us twice in a row after playing a 2 player game for almost an hour. Very frustrating. Crashes appear to be linked to the Undo button from what we have seen.
Great Game, Great AI, Lousy Interface
Imperial is a terrific board game, and the ability to play such a dense economic game (don’t be fooled by the fact that it might look Risk-like or Diplomacy-like — it’s an economic game through and through) on the iPad is terrific. In addition, the AI is very good; I’ve played the game (app version and tabletop version) many times but only win about 1 in 3 games against the AI.
However, the UI is basically subpar. Lots of unnecessary clicks to continue, dragging units can be tricky, and occasionally not as responsive as it should be.
3 stars for the great game, 1 star for the great AI, and 1 star for the developer for updating the game to 64-bit to support the game and make it playable.
If you’re a fan of heavier Euros (Agricola, Through the Ages, Le Havre, etc.) you should get this despite its flaws.
The developer, Javelin Sdn Bhd, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Javelin Sdn Bhd
- 18 MB
- Requires iPadOS 9.2 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2010 Javelin Sdn Bhd
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.