The Fox in the Forest is a beautifully illustrated trick-taking card game for 2 players.Use special abilities and take tricks to win, but don't get greedy! Win too many tricks, and you might become the villain of your fairy tale...
Once upon a time, a woodcutter and his daughter lived in a small village bordering the forest. She had traveled with him and had seen him speak with the forest animals...
Fairy Tale Characters
The Queen decreed that whoever defeated the monsters would be granted half the kingdom in reward. With the help of the woodcutter, swan, fox, monarch you will be able to collect treasures and gain the Witch's trust.
Trick-Taking Card Game
A trick-taking game for 2 players, each playing cards to win tricks against the other over multiple rounds. Players score points during a round depending on how many tricks they end of taking at the end of the round. Most points at the end wins.
All the odd ranked cards have special abilities printed on them. These cards change up the game play and might determine who the winner will be, or who leads the next trick. They are critical to you gaining treasures.
Dynamic 2 player Card Game
Variable length to the game by predetermining what score will end the game. Play 13 cards each round and plan your plays cunningly to score you the most points possible.
Ratings and Reviews
Faithful but a snooze
Face-to-face, The Fox in the Forest is the tensest game I’ve ever played, a trick taking knife fight with a disarming the fairytale theme. Until you’ve looked into the chilly eyes of a loved one as they force you to take a trick that pushes you from six points down to zero, you have not known fear. With its sylvan theme and ambient nature sounds, Dire Wolf’s transfer captures the fairytale feel, but replaces the knives with Ambien. Even the basic mechanic of dragging a card into the play space has been replaced by slotting little numbered tablets onto a sort of altar. It’s an unsatisfying and, as far as I can tell, entirely unnecessary cosmetic change. My heart goes out to anybody who has to adapt a trick-taking game— they tend to be as visually static as they are intellectually dynamic. Still, dire wolf did no favors for the original Fox in the Forest— execute the rules, but fails to capture the magic of its lightfooted and wicked source.
Update—the reason it makes you sleepy is that elements of the display gently bob, like a ship at sea. Bizarre—especially when it takes place in a forest.
Good game, but AI is too weak
As a fan of trick-taking card games, I was really looking forward to this port. But as much as I enjoy the game itself, and as beautiful as the presentation is, the AI opponent just doesn’t seem to know how to play well. After playing 12 normal-length games against a Hard opponent, I haven’t lost once, remarkable considering that that I’d never played Fox in the Forest before yesterday. In several games, it didn’t seem to realize that you shouldn't take 10 tricks, so it was too easy to trick it into being “Greedy.” And so far it doesn’t seem to play any better in the campaign games either. Unless the AI can be improved, I can’t recommend this port.
Wonderful 2P trick-taking game!
Not super familiar with the card game (only played it once), but love trick-taking games (though we rarely have more than 2of us)! The tutorial was done very well (clear, simple, understandable, and short). Easy to pick up but cards have multiple options, so the game never feels old. Nice UI, too. Devs: When pressing-and-holding on a card to read the flavor text - it is very squirrely and sometimes disappears really quickly. Are there any other reports on that? Also, can you make an option to disable animations or the ‘flashy’ bits? No worries if not! Thank you for making this wonderful port!
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- Dire Wolf Digital LLC
- 181.8 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Dire Wolf Digital, LLC under license from Renegade Game Studios
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