Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Reiner Knizia's Topas

A perfect fit for the iPhone

Many of the most mediocre and mundane of games on the AppStore bill themselves as "addicting", usually followed by a wholly unreasonable number of exclamation points. But here is an unassuming title which actually earns that distinction. Unassuming, that is, except for its pedigree. Reiner Knizia's Topas comes from the mind of that world-renowned game crafter and is just as clever as it is simple to learn. The only thing detracting from this otherwise flawless, polished game is the ability to play against others, like you could with the board game this is based upon. But to mitigate this oversight, three ways to play the game are included along with online leaderboards. A reasonable trade-off for such a welcome game.

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