Tides of Time: The Board Game 4+

Portal Games

Designed for iPad

    • 3.3 • 27 Ratings
    • $4.99



Tides of Time combines the ease of play of a micro game with the strategic depth of set collection and drafting for a unique two player experience.

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

What’s New

Version 1.1.1

German language added

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

gt0163c ,

Fun game but some small improvements would make app better

This is a fun little set collecting, pick and pass game for two players. There’s not a ton of variability to the cards so it likely won’t become an all time favorite. But the small number of cards makes it easy to learn while the variability with the three ages and requirement to keep and trash one card each round adds to the replay ability.

One small change to the app would, I think, be a big improvement, especially for newer players. It would be great to be able to pause after the points are totaled each round so that you can see what cards scored which points. As it is, the points are scored for each card and then that screen immediately goes away, there’s no way to review what scored and what didn’t. This makes seeing the impact of trying out different strategies and understanding how points were scored much more difficult. Also, the AI ratings don’t seem to be consistent. The “medium” difficulty seems much easier than the “easy” difficulty AI. Adjusting so that the “easy” AI truly is easy would, again, be more helpful and less frustrating to less experienced players.

Wow, slow down ,

Great game but

Been playing to a long time. After resetting the game and starting from scratch I notice that the game character will win and get points when it shouldn't.
I’ve noticed it mainly when I use the King’s Nest.
In the beginning levels I win ties. In the higher levels the game wins. It even managed to get a 130+ points but me having the King’s nest should of prevented anything past 50.

Has anyone come across this?

mrbass.org ,

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.

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