The digital versions of three beloved board games - Scythe, Terraforming Mars and Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small - are currently available at a discounted price on iOS and Android, as well as PC.
Scythe - which is priced at £4.89/$4.99 on Android and £5.99/$5.99 on iOS - is a digital board game based on the tabletop original, that sees players embarking on a conquest across an alternative 1920s Europe. Players take command of one of five warring factions and attempt to acquire the most victory points for their chosen nation. Depending on which faction and board players choose, they’ll have access to a unique power and set of actions that they can perform throughout the game.
Victory points can be gained by winning battles against opposing factions, building different structures, holding land, acquiring popularity and earning stars - to name but a few. Once a player has gained six stars, the game ends and the player with the most victory points wins. The digital version of Scythe includes animations for moving pieces and performing actions, as well as an interface for players to use to perform their actions.
The digital version of Terraforming Mars, currently available for £4.89/$4.99 on Android and £5.99/$5.99 on iOS, has players competing as intergalactic corporations looking to turn the Red Planet into a colony. As in the original tabletop game, players choose between different corporations - each with their own unique ability - and attempt to acquire the most victory points possible. Victory points are acquired by completing projects, as well as improving a player’s terraforming rating and by placing different tiles on the game board.
A player’s terraforming rating also affects the amount of funds they get at the end of each generation, which can then be used to buy and use more cards. Throughout the game, players can also purchase different milestones for more points, as well as fund awards in the hopes of winning them at the game’s end.
Earlier this week, publisher Asmodee Digital announced that it had suspended the online servers for Terraforming Mars on iOS and Android. In a follow-up tweet yesterday, the studio confirmed that it had “encountered some technical problems while releasing the new update” and that the servers were now back online for all platforms.
Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small, available at a discounted price of £0.99 ($1.38) on Android and iOS, is a digital version of the two-player board game about rearing livestock. A spin-off title from the main Agricola series, All Creatures Big and Small pits players against one another in a competition to see who can create and run the most impressive animal farm.
Scythe, Terraforming Mars and Agricola are also currently on sale on online PC store Steam, alongside several other digital titles such as Splendor, Mysterium, Pandemic, The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game, Carcassonne, Small World, Love Letter and Takenoko.