The Castles of Burgundy 4+
Designed for iPad
The most recent build holds major performance enhancement for older 2GB RAM devices.
The Loire Valley during the 15th Century. As influential princes, the players devote their efforts to careful trading and building in order to lead their estates to prominence. Two dice set out the action options, but the players always make the final choices. Whether trading or livestock farming, city building or scientific research, many different paths lead to the prosperity and prominence of the players! The many ways to gain victory points in this building game require careful thought round after round along with extensive planning ahead. Thanks to the different estates, the game remains challenging for the players for a long time, as no two games play out alike. The winner is the player with the most victory points at the end of the game.
- The easy to follow tutorial guides you through the rules
- cross-platform play with all opponents
- ranked and casual games
- world ladder with GLICKO rating
- 3 AI opponents (easy, medium and hard)
- play offline alone or with your friends/spouse
- asynchronous game with notifications
- fast ranked games for live experience
- 10 new quality avatars for your DIGIDICED collection
- Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese (simplified), Japanese, Russian and Italian
- new iOS GC Plugin
- fixed endless worker generation bug of easy AI
- reduced memory usage of AI which should result in more stabilty of game on 2GB RAM devices...especially older iPADs
- optimized GFX performance
Ratings and Reviews
Buggy but fun
A straightforward adaption of the board game. I like that I don’t have to pick up a bunch of tiny cardboard tiles anymore and it is now digitized.
However, online play is frustrating. It’s a bit clunky and glitchy at times. The game makes me “time out” well before my 24 hour turn is over sometimes (I don’t understand why/when at all). The AI isn’t good enough to challenge me, so I really rely on good pvp interaction for these games. There are virtually no “instant” games because there aren’t enough people playing at any given time. Only 24-hour turn length games.
Forced forfeit bug!
Edit: bug persists throughout several of the past few updates. Why is this bug so hard to fix? I estimate that I’ve lost 30-40 games because of this bug, and my ranking has suffered greatly through no fault of my own. I currently have a game live that has been sitting in my games list for several months as neither my opponent nor I have taken action on it.
Developers please fix the bug that causes the game to get hung after one of my opponents is timed out and forced forfeit by my other opponent. At this point it’s my turn but going into the game, it never progresses to my turn, stays on “waiting for opponent”. This results in my turn also timing out and my opponent also forcing me to forfeit. Very frustrating in ranked games, had this happen 4-5 times in the past couple months, submitted several bug reports from the game, but it’s still not fixed, nor have I gotten any response. 🧐
Incredibly Addictive Adaptation of the Classic Boardgame
Castles of Burgundy is an all-time great boardgame, and this adaptation does it justice. Great asynchronous play - I’m currently playing games with folks from all over the place and it’s really smooth. If you’re used to the boardgame layout, it may take you a game or two to get your bearings, but once you do you’ll appreciate how the developers laid things out to work surprisingly well on a phone-sized screen.
Do yourself a favor though and change the animation speed to fast, and turn-off replay in the games list if you want to play your turn as quickly as possible.
P.S. It had some bad bugs when it first came out, but most of them are fixed now - you can buy with confidence.
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- Digidiced UG (haftungsbeschrankt) i.G.
- 285.8 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © (c) 2019 DIGIDICED, Ravensburger
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