Well, here’s a surprise.
There was a French board game from 1995 that I really liked called Montjoie (called Joan of Arc in the English edition). It was a slightly screwed up but really cool game of point-to-point conquest with cardplay set in the Hundred Years War. It had these great resin castles and towers, and cool Tarot-style cards. Nobody would ever play it with me, so it languished.
Then, back in 2008, AGEOD released a great PC version of the game. I reviewed it favorably for Gameshark, even going so far as to call it better than its printed predecessor. Last night while trolling the App Store for games for my new phone, I came across something called Joan of Arc. Lo and Behold, it’s Montjoie. It’s $5.99, so it’s on the high side, but it appears to be a 1:1 port of the PC version with most, if not all, features intact. I’ve just started messing around with but I feel confident that if you want a good IOS board game with cardplay elements, then this is going to be a winner. It looks good, plays good, and it’s based on a great version of a good game.