Maracaibo Digital 12+

Swashbuckling Board Game

Spiralburst Studio, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • $7.99



Now translated in German, French, Italian, and Spanish!

Play as an adventurer and sail around the Caribbean! Upgrade your ship, complete quests, and engage in combat. Every card you buy will unlock new abilities and bonuses to outwit your opponents.

The board changes every round, and your strategy will have to keep up. Will you play slowly, buying as many cards as you can? Or will you race to the final space to catch your opponents by surprise?

• Ranked in the Top 50 board games of all time
• Easy to start playing, difficult to master
• Strategize around hundreds of unique cards
• Play on a board that changes every game

• Learn the game's rules with an interactive tutorial
• Play solo against the Automa at 5 levels of difficulty
• Pass and play for 2 to 4 players on the same device
• Uncover the story of Maracaibo in Campaign Mode, where your decisions permanently change the board

• Includes all cards from the "La Armada" mini-expansion!

What’s New

Version 1.1.0

- German Translation
- French Translation
- Italian Translation
- Spanish Translation

- Bug fix for locked incorrect screen orientation

- Story cards now appear correctly in all modes
- Various gameplay bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Holdemstar17 ,

A little buggy so far

I’m very familiar with the board game. Most of this digital version plays very smoothly (I’m using an iPad mini 6). However, on the last round of my first game, I could not complete my turn. It would not let me draw up to my hand size, and therefore wouldn’t advance to Jean’s turn. I saved and restarted my turn numerous times, but still the same problem… My guess is my rating will go up if I can continue the game I started. I will say I’m ok without an AI (as others have indicated they desire). Jean is a fun simulation of an opposing player. And this app does make it easier to manage Jean. A digital game against others would be nice however.
EDIT: OK, after I shut the app, it did let me complete the game. There were a few times during the game when Jean couldn’t complete his turn, and I had to save a reload the game.
Bottom line: A little buggy, but a nice implementation. Information is pretty easy to find. So, if the bugs were eliminated for me, this would be five stars. Well done overall.

Developer Response ,

Hi Holdemstar17, thanks for this review and feedback! I'm sorry you encountered this bug - I've added it to our list. It sounds similar to a known bug which we are still working on, so we'll try to push a fix for it soon! At the moment, restarting the app should at least let you proceed as you have found. Feel free to send additional info and/or screenshots to if you encounter this again. Thanks, and I'm glad you're enjoying the game otherwise!

spkane ,

A ton of potential that needs more development investment

This feels like a very solid implementation of the Maracaibo board game. It has a ton of potential, but it is also hurt from various things that simply need polishing.

* All actions should be undoable within a single turn. In essence you should be able to restart your turn if desired (or at least make this an option in settings). At the moment the undo seems limited, even within a single turn.
* The tutorial would greatly benefit from a back button, so that you can easily step back a screen or two and re-read something.
* The game doesn't handle mobile devices properly that have the default system font set to a larger size.
* On Apple silicon devices (macOS versus iOS) the game starts is the wrong orientation and can not be rotated, so it is basically unplayable, even though it appears to be running fine.

On the featureside, it would be great if there was support for multiple online players, both realtime via local bluetooth or internet, and a delayed email-style turn taking feature, where oneplayer takes their turn the other player recives a notifcation that it is their turn and then whever they start the app and take their turn, the next player is notified, etc, so that a game can be played as time allows over a few days, or whatever.

It would also be great to see content from the new expansion and any additional promos, etc.

Cheery Littlebottom ,

Great with a big bug

Another person mentioned the board being stuck to where you cannot view the bottom section. this happens to me about 50 percent of the time if I have an unfinished game- if I exit out and log back in , it fixes it SOMETIMES. The way you can tell is if there is a small snippet of the scroll that appears saying to move your ship 1 to 7 spaces. If I log in and see that little Snippet at the top, I immediately shut out of the game and restart it until it goes away - pretty frustrating but it is not game breaking like another mentioned _. Hopefully this gives insight to fix it- also , if they added multiplayer this would be one of the best board game apps on iOS. Thanks!

Developer Response ,

Hi Cheery, thanks for the review and I'm glad you're enjoying the game! We just released a new update that hopefully addresses the small scroll snippet and stuck board issues. Let us know if the new version solves these issues! Thanks again

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