Patchwork The Game
- Last update: 4 years ago
- Version: 1.54
- Size: 119.3MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Asmodee Digital
- Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish
Please note: to download the app, you will get links to the Official Website and/or official digital sources.
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Patchwork The Game: Sewing as a Puzzle Review
Patchwork The Game is a puzzle where you need to pin as many buttons as possible on a field by sticking patches to it. It’s an adaptation of a tabletop game by Uwe Rosenberg, popular among fans. Download Patchwork The Game for Android or iOS and use your logic to win!
Like most tabletop games gone digital, Patchwork has little to stun your imagination with. Yet it’s a good adaptation, with a good board, distinctive buttons, and a board optimized for two players, so it can be played in hot seat mode. There is a place for some animation as you position the patch on the board, and it looks vivid. The music is jolly, probably even too jolly, but you can turn it off in Settings.
The idea of Patchwork reminds static Tetris or “wooden games” so popular recently. You have a board resembling the chess one, with square tiles, and Tetris-like patches you can position on the board the way you like. You can flip then, turn them, or move, but no part of it should cross the border of the board.
There are buttons on these patches, and their number differs. Your aim is to fill the blanket with the patches, leaving as few holes as possible. You get one point for every button you have on the blanket in the end, minus two points for each hole you leave. At one move you can either get one of the three patches you are proposed or advance on the timeline and collect buttons. In the meanwhile, your rival, real or virtual, is doing the same.
It sounds a bit sophisticated, but with the built-in tutorial it’s easy to figure out. After each game you can analyze it with a master to learn where you went wrong. There are also games by pros analyzed on Playback mode.
Almost everything is done with virtual buttons (another sort of buttons!) around the blanket. As you select the patch, it gets to the blanket, and you just drag it around to select the best position. Use the buttons to turn it around or flip. Finally, use the needle button to finally fix the patch and never move it again. As we said, there is a brief but informative tutorial that tells the rest.
Replay Value 5/5
There are millions and millions of possible combinations, so if you like the gameplay from the beginning, it will take long for its enchantment to wear out for you. In addition, there are various game modes, including random online match, games against AI (its level is adjustable), and playing against a real opponent in a hot seat mode.
The Bottom Line
The game is initially paid; it’s just $3.99, but it’s a good price for a game with no ad, and with inexhaustible gameplay. No matter if you play it alone or with friends or family. Both options promise tons of fun.
If you like unusual intellectual entertainment, download Patchwork: The Game, and see how great it enhances your leisure.
Pros : Intellectual and amusing gameplay;
Low system requirements;
There is a tabletop original (in case you like the digital one).
Cons : No free version you can try.
Replay Value 5