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Carcassonne review: Board game returns to Windows Phone 8
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Carcassonne review: Board game returns to Windows Phone 8

Paul Acevedo 39

Early this summer, a big batch of Xbox Windows Phone and Windows 8 games disappeared from the Store and into the ether. Some of these games would return without their Xbox features, we reported, while others would stay gone for good. One of those delisted titles was Carcassonne, a strategic board game from German developer Exozet games. This week, it finally returned to Windows Phone....

Settlers of Catan establishes colonies in the Windows 8 Store - get ready to adventure

Settlers of Catan establishes colonies in the Windows 8 Store - get ready to adventure

Michael Archambault 39

The famous German board game, The Settlers of Catan, has landed on Windows 8 for your strategy solving pleasure.  The game itself revolves around settlers building colony communities on the mythical island of Catan. The goal of the game itself is to reach ten victory points – scored by players for each settlement they own along with other various achievements. The Windows 8 version of...

Zombies!!! escapes to Windows 8. Celebrate with this Xbox Live developer interview

Zombies!!! escapes to Windows 8. Celebrate with this Xbox Live developer interview

Paul Acevedo 7

Babaroga’s Zombies!!! was an early Xbox Windows Phone exclusive that  still commands a loyal following from board game fans. I fondly remember buying it about a month before joining the Windows Phone Central staff, and subsequently advocating for an update to make one of the Achievements more easily attainable. Jump ahead to the present, the Xbox Windows 8 and RT version of Zombies!!!...

Carcassonne now available for Xbox on Windows Phone complete with online multiplayer

Carcassonne now available for Xbox on Windows Phone complete with online multiplayer

Paul Acevedo 23

It’s always nice when a game launches a bit earlier than its Wednesday release date. Last week, Cracking Sands appeared in the morning (facilitating our timely review the next day), and now Carcassonne from Exozet and Microsoft Studios has done the same. Are you ready for some board game goodness? Carcassonne is a board game in which players take turns placing land tiles, trying to...