You Must Build A Boat 4+

Match Tiles. Build A Boat‪.‬

EightyEight Games LTD

Designed for iPad

    • $2.99



So you think you are good at matching? Time to put those skills to the test.

" * * * * * - A truly superb mash-up of match-three and endless runner that’s unique on mobile and thoroughly addictive. Buy it" - Stuff Magazine

" * * * * * - Makes the original game feel like a demo. It's absurdly fun and nearly impossible to put down." - Touch Arcade

" * * * * ½ Gold Award - Building a boat will indeed become the most important task in your life." - Game Informer

" * * * * ½ - We will gladly build a boat again and again." - Gamezebo

You must build a boat.
You must spring out of bed.
You must bargain with the lizardman.
You must heed your undead navigators.
You must slide rows or columns of tiles on a 6x8 grid.
You must match at least 3.
You must run to the right.
You must focus intently on 2 areas of the screen simultaneously.
You must match keys to unlock chests and swords to attack.
You must literally collect your thoughts and trade them for dragons.
You must not dally.
You must not be too hasty.
You must voluntarily ramp up the difficulty by taking on multiple quests at once.
You must incrementally reach your goals. You must build a boat.
You must try again.
You must try again x5.
You must win every time, even when you don’t.
You must remain optimistic.
You must upgrade your magic staff.
You must occasionally stop playing to allow for your hand to uncramp.
You must take credit for random chain combos you made no effort to arrange.
You must trust a blue bean man to make dangerous investments with your money.
You must forget about the blue bean man.
You must mind the asp.
You must reconcile that despite the game’s title, you begin your journey in possession of what is, in no uncertain terms, already a boat.
You must build a boat.
You must go all-in on the retro aesthetic.
You must trade junk for gold with the voidorb.
You must pray for salt.
You must consume fish and tomatoes for time.
You must venture through hell.
You must disarm traps like your life depends on it.
You must make an offering at the chapel.
You must rally the Fantasy Union and the Undead Buddies to your cause.
You must weigh anchor and methodically yet joyously hop in sync with your entire crew.
You must feign interest in critiquing the gardener’s work.
You must look up at the clock and wonder how it’s so late already.
You must build a boat.
You must build a boat!

What’s New

Version 1.6.1097

1.6.0 Changes:

- Extra Skins - New skins to unlock in Daily Challenges
- Skin Manager - Change your character skins
- Localisation. Hello World!
- Improved Resolution handling
- Performance enhancements & bug fixing
- View your achievements in game

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

The makers of the clever and addictive game 10000000 are at it again with an even bigger and wilder tile-matching, dungeon-exploring adventure. The pleasing mix of strategic depth and thrilling luck works beautifully as you make your way up a river, assemble an oddball assortment of crewmates, battle mythological creatures, and—you guessed it—build a boat. The retro graphics and jaunty chiptunes soundtrack are immediately charming, while defeating never-ending waves of monsters requires keen eyes and quick fingers.

Samizdat5150 ,

Even more fun as co-op....

This game is difficult and fast paced. My wife watched me struggling with the game and asked to try it. She had a hard time too but we ended up playing it together and had a blast! It’s hard to see every potential match and it’s easy to get in ‘deer in the headlights’ moments but playing it together we accomplished greatness. I use an iPad Pro 12” so we lay in bed on our tummies like kids and play this. I’m not sure the developer has heard of it being played like that. The App Store should feature it as a ‘2 play on one device’ game but your moves can mess up the other’s plans so usually one of us is the primary player and when one sees a great match set-up, it’s time to take over. Sometimes we both freeze up and spin a row blindly hoping to set up others matches. I hope we aren’t the only ones that have fun playing this as co-op. There is a magic to the boat and music that really sparks the kind of imagination that many old school games did. I hope to learn of a sequel to this one!

fluffyunicorn16 ,

Great! But there is a glitch.

I love this game so much! But there is a glitch that allows you to move two or more tiles at once without the match processing. What I mean by that is there can be a possible pair of three. But above or below that row, you can quickly move a tile of the same kind to make it a pair of four or higher. I can admit that I have used this glitch before, but it was for the “get two five in a row matches” it was extremely hard for me to beat. Thank you for taking your time to read this review, if you did.

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