A card drafting game for two! Play the AI, or pass-and-play with a friend!
Tides of Time is a card drafting game for two players that takes place over three rounds. On your turn, choose one card from those in your hand, then pass your hand to your opponent. Each card is one of five suits and a scoring objective. Once all cards have been taken, players calculate their scores based on the cards drafted. Between rounds, you will choose one card to keep for future rounds, and one card to remove from the game. After three rounds the player with the most points wins!
This is a long-awaited digital adaptation of the card game from Kristian Čurla and Portal Games. With this version, you can challenge your friends with pass-and-play or compete against one of the three levels of AI. Unique challenges are also included to keep you on your toes!
Reviews for Tides of Time:
“A great looking two player game that is quick to play and not too heavy on the brain, but with definite scope for strategy.” – Nick Pitman
“This game is not complex at all, but it can be a challenge to master. Easily picked up as a filler with non-gamer friends and gamers alike. Highly recommended!” – Tabletop Together
“Tides of Time from Kristian Čurla is a marvel in minimalist design, creating tons of tension from only eighteen cards in a game that lasts no more than twenty minutes.” – Eric Martin, Board Game Geek
“The more I play, the more I enjoy it.” – Zee Garcia, The Dice Tower
“Very thinky and quiet, but also very interesting. Staying in my collection for sure.” – Joel Eddy, Drive Thru Review
- Faithful digital adaptation of the Portal Games card game from Kristian Čurla
- Every card matters in this deceptively simple game
- Local pass-and-play for fun on the go
- Three levels of AI to challenge
- Unique challenges to overcome
German language added
Ratings and Reviews
Good but missing features
Would be much better with online play. It’s also important to be able to review your entire kingdom when keeping/eliminating cards. The cards you kept from rounds 1 and 2 are not visible and they’re useful for making decisions.
Has potential but now it’s a disaster
‘Put on card’ evidently means ‘play card’. The tutorial is nonsense in English. Just don’t even try to go through it. Just download the pdf rules and read that to acquaint yourself with the game play.
On an iPhone 7 it works ok but on the iPad the left and right most cards you must tap and hold then drag slightly up to view the entire card. Makes one wonder if any testing was actually done on on iPad. Major oversight.
Most could learn the cards and how scoring works if they didn’t show the results screen immediately after scoring takes place. Let the scoring show and let us click on the cards. The. At the bottom let us push the right arrow to continue to the results screen. This would almost eliminate the need for the tutorial which doesn’t make sense in English. Polish I’m sure is great but that doesn’t help an English speaker.
But the most egregious of all is you must be ONLINE to play this game which doesn’t even have online game play. I will seek a refund for sure if this isn’t corrected within a week or so if unable to play offline. I can’t play on the subway, on a train, on a bus or wherever. Absolutely ridiculous for requiring online to play this game. 2019 seems we’re regressing. We’ve must’ve hit the pinnacle in app development.
I’m learning the game, so I’ve played several games against the Easy AI. It has crushed me each time so far, in ways that seem unfairly skewed.
The AI player regularly gets dealt cards at the beginning of the round that allow it to score huge bonuses on the final play of the round. An example: on the very final card of the Golden Age, the AI player had 0 points and I was winning the round and overall. He played the final card and scored 53 points on a single play! That level of planning ahead and combos sure doesn’t seem like “easy” AI. It also doesn’t help that I never seem to get dealt these same combo cards at the beginning of rounds, so I’m always forced to score small sets of points here and there. Not fun or rewarding.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.