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Strategy Game of the Year
By The Coding Monkeys and Hans im Glück
Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice (read review)
Though it hews closely to the popular German board game upon which it’s based, Carcassonne seems tailor-made for the iOS. Like its cardboard predecessor, the mobile version is all about laying down tiles, building roads and castles, claiming territory, and trying to prevent your opponents from doing the same. But the iOS offering adds multiplayer modes (via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or pass-and-play) as well as solitaire play against eight different computerized opponents with differing strategies, and the simple graphics look great on the touchscreen. It’s a great iOS app for one other reason: A single game takes about as long as the average American’s daily commute.—DAN MILLER
This article is part of Macworld's 2010 App Gems Awards series, honoring the best apps of 2010.
Continue on to read about a dozen of our other favorite apps of 2010.