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Vimanam

  • #: 37373
  • Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2011-01-23
  • Current Version: 1.2
  • 1.2
  • Size: 7.90 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Gomathi Lakshmi Prabu
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2.2 or later
  • © 2010 Gomathi Lakshmi Prabu
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Description

* ON SALE NOW IN VIEW OF IPAD 2 LAUNCH *

Now enjoy Vimanam on iPad 2 as well.

Welcome to the world of Indian Classical Board games

"Vimanam" (means temple's tower or a plane) is one of the old classics that indians enjoyed playing for centuries. To make it much more interesting we have created a storyline around this.

The kingdom is facing the wrath from the dark forces who are trying hard to throw the King out of his throne to acquire the power. Having known the conspiracy against the kingdom, the King appoints 6 of his ministers (configurable with 1.1 version) to find out the whereabouts of the dark forces. Being threatened for life, the ministers send the message to the king in 6 scrolls. The message was written in cryptic manner such that the King has to receive all the 6 scrolls to decipher the contents to conquer the dark forces.

Dark forces plan their vengeance against the brave soldiers and chase them for their life to abduct the scrolls. It is a game of luck and strategy and it is your responsibility to save the kingdom or leave it to its peril.

The objective of the game is to take the coins to their respective destination and whoever reaches first wins.

Things to know:

Traditionally this game(and other Indian board games as well) were played using two small wooden or metal pieces that are 6 to 8 cms long or with cowrie shells. These can roll 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 12 (and 8 on some variants) unlike the dice that can roll 1 to 6 or 1 to 12.

The engravings of these games are being found on temple carvings and stones on the walls indicating how deeply these games were part of their pastime activities.

Instructions:

- Player 1 starts from left and player 2 from right.

- You have to roll 1 to take the coins from your home location

- Rolling 1, 5, 6 and 12 or cutting the opponent will fetch you second chance to roll the dice

- The dice values get accumulated and once done, you can any of the glowing dice on the right to play it on any coin of your choice

- The destinations marked by a scroll image on either side of the board

- Each player traverses 79 locations to reach their destination and they travel opposite to each other

- A player landing in a slot occupied by the opponent's coin, would 'cut' the opponent's coin and the opponent's coin will be sent to it's home location. The opponent has to start all over again by rolling1 to take that coin out of home location

- However if the slot is marked by a picture, then both the player''s coin can stay together without cutting each other

- You can choose iPad or a friend of yours as your opponent

- Dice with plain face indicates 12

Features

- Two player board game

- Opponent can be a person or iPad

- AI intelligence level selection

- Ability to change settings during the play without interruption

- Excellent graphics for real ancient look and feel

- Cool sound effects

What's New in Version 1.2

Now the game very closely simulates the real world experience.

* Dice Accumulator: Each dice roll is now accumulated and the same can be applied to move the coins in more strategic manner
* Powerful AI opponent - Your device is now equipped with powerful AI component along with the dice accumulator for better decision making

Instruction:

- You can continue to roll the dice and the dice values will automatically get accumulated.
- Once done, you can select the glowing dice(s) from the right side of the screen and apply it on any coin of your choice.

More features to follow soon on. Sit back and enjoy this great game with your friends and family!

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Rated 5/5 based on 2 customer reviews.

 

5/5 stars

Nostalgic

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I used to play this a lot when I was kid, now my son plays this game with his grandfather whenever he visits him...this is his favorite pass time... I'm happy that this digital version has preserved the most of the tricks/strategy of the real world game..plus excellent yet simplistic UI...

5/5 stars

FUN

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I read the only review and from the information that was given decided to give this game a go as is only 99 cents. I have never heard of this game nor ever played but let me tell you it is easy to figure out and WOW!! So much FUN!! I love this!! Kinda like Ludo only better-I said kinda like Ludo games. If you like Ludo games you will LOVE this concept!! Thanks to the person who gave the first review as it was a lot of help in deciding to buy and THANKS to the developer.

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