5 Under $5 – iPad Games, Feb. 22

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First Screenshots of Upcoming New El Alamein iPad Wargame

El Alamein iPad game

Shenandoah Studio, makers of the excellent Battle of the Bulge and Drive on Moscow strategic wargames for the iPad, have released the first screenshots of their upcoming new title on the battle of El Alamein.

The new game will be titled Desert Fox: The Battle of El Alamein, and will be focused on the crucial battles fought in North Africa during World War II. It’s set for release in the Spring of 2014. Hit the break for a couple more screenshots from the game …

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Drive on Moscow iPad Wargame Updated & On Sale – Universal App, New AI Opponents & More

Drive on Moscow iPad game

Drive on Moscow: War in the Snow, the outstanding iPad strategic wargame from Shenandoah Studio, has been updated to Version 2.0 today. This is a major update for the game, starting with the app becoming universal – so it can now be played on the iPad, and iPhone, or an iPod Touch.

Here are the other two notable additions to the game in this update:

New AI Opponents – Challenge two new AI opponents featuring machine learning and Alpha-Beta pruning. These AI opponents think deeply and will provide a new experience for veteran players.

Improved Online and Sharing Features – New options let players share their victories and invite others to join them online. For online play, we’ve added a one-week timeout to all games to keep them flowing and competitive.

This is another good update for an already great iPad wargame. It’s also still on sale at just $4.99 – and now that gets you a universal app designed for iPad and iPhone.

Here’s an App Store link for Drive on Moscow.

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Price Drops: Drive on Moscow iPad Strategy Wargame On Sale at 50% Off

Drive on Moscow

Drive on Moscow: War in the Snow, the excellent strategic wargame for the iPad, is on sale again – at just $4.99. That’s down from its standard price of $9.99.

This is the follow-up to the award-winning Battle of the Bulge game from Shenandoah Studio. This one is on even grander scale and lets you take charge of the German or Soviet forces in the largest battle of World War II.

If you stop by this site even occasionally you know I’m a huge fan of these games from Shenandoah Studio,as they build on the old-school deeply strategic form of board style wargames and create a superb iPad experience that’s is faithful to that while also making the most of what the iPad can bring to the gameplay experience.

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Notable New iPad Games: Civil War II: 1862

Civil War II: 1862 is a new iPad wargame from the clever folks at Hunted Cow Studio. It’s a prequel to their excellent Civil War: 1863 and and other good looking strategic wargame title for the iPad. In fact it sounds like a nice step up from its predecessor in some ways: … incorporating the [...]

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