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Letterpress game for coders?
November 21, 2012 8:58 AM   Subscribe

Internet-enabled two player, turn-by-turn iOS game for the math & logic -abled?

My girlfriend is much better at Letterpress than me. I've taken to trying to lose with dignity: 15-10 isn't bad. She taunted me & didn't play the last letter once for a few turns once and won 25-0.

Is there a turn-by-turn game where a more mathematical/logical person might be a good rival to a verbal genius?

It's not just that I want to win- she wants to get better at logical thinking, too.

We have no qualms about using Facebook or Game Center or any other game-management system.
posted by morganw to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
 
Mr. erst and I play Stratergery on our iPhones together. It's a bit like Risk.
posted by erst at 9:02 AM on November 21, 2012


Outwitters is a kind of chess-like tactics game that rewards strategy and careful forethought.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:02 AM on November 21, 2012


Pricy for an iphone/ipad game, Carcassonne, is an electronic version of the old-school board game. It's a charming, well produced app. It has interesting strategy components: do you go for the short term gain, or take more risks and play for the long-term? Does your strategy help your opponent? Or do you block their advances?
posted by fontophilic at 9:14 AM on November 21, 2012


Carcassonne is great, and playing it got me back into Chess on Chess.com. Chess.com has a great website and iphone app.
posted by kdern at 9:23 AM on November 21, 2012


Neuroshima Hex is an abstract tactical game. Good play relies on logic, but the random deck order saves it from being purely logical.
posted by Boxenmacher at 10:24 AM on November 21, 2012


Summoner Wars is a good translation of the excellent chess-with-magic board/card game of the same name.
posted by Earl the Polliwog at 11:01 AM on November 21, 2012


Hero Academy is a turn-based strategy game that is surprisingly deep.
posted by trunk muffins at 11:15 AM on November 21, 2012


Seconding Hero Academy. Here's a link.
posted by pompomtom at 3:24 PM on November 21, 2012


Mindfeud, especially if you choose the maximum amount of tiles.
posted by Ms. Next at 12:06 AM on November 22, 2012


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