Today, I saw that IGN had published a piece entitled “10 Of The Best iPad Board Games“. I expected an opinion piece. I expected to disagree with a lot of the picks. What I didn’t expect, from what I’d assumed was a professional and reliable source, was a lazily written article full of nonsense and factual inaccuracies.
Here’s a few:
- Small World is not a game many people would place in the Ameritrash genre
- Carcassonne is a game loosely themed around the French city of Carcassonne, not building a river valley. Nor is it co-operative.
- Games are expensive in the UK, but premium Fantasy Flight titles retail at £60-70, not £100. And most of the iPad games on the list cost well under £10.
- Neuroshima Hex does now have online multi-player, after a two-week old patch.
- The interface on Ascension is generally acclaimed as being superbly smooth and well-designed, not “convoluted”.
- Under no definition of the word “tough” does Puerto Rico qualify as ”the toughest German game to play”