HorseShoeShape. Talk to them about your project, they're great to work with (Tristram Bishop, Legion Inventor).
Welcome to Legion
Legion is now...
for the iPad, iPhone and iPod
2 player game included
Legion Classic is an elegant and innovative new strategy game, combining the compulsive playability of traditional board games like Go and Scrabble with the familiarity of games like Dominoes or Tetris. Game-play offers a unique blend of skill, strategy and chance that is well-crafted, challenging and immensely compelling. Download the LEGION CLASSIC PRESS RELEASE
Legion can be played by people of all ages, from child to adult. This means that it a game that you can play with your children!
Legion on the iPad
Legion is ideally suited to play on Apple devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod. In its two player version, it can be passed around easily or screen-flipped as each player takes their turn. It also feels real on these devices, as tiles can be touched and dragged onto the board - much more satisfying than moving them with a mouse pointer!
Legion, a traditional board game?
Although it is a new invention, Legion plays much like a traditional board game. The simple device of matching sides of tiles has been used since board games were first played. The game-play is familiar and easy to understand. What sets the game apart, however, is that strategy is required to score highly, maintain a lead and beat an opponent.
A Legion game has three different phases. In the opening, when the board is fairly empty, there is space to play long lines and gain bonus scores. As the game progresses, the emphasis moves to playing onto the scoring squares (marked 2x, 3x, 5x) and scoring for two lines. This happens when the new line played also extends a line already on the board. At this point, there are still many places to play, but careful consideration is needed to play the best move and score as highly as possible.
Towards the end of the game, there are fewer places to play. At this stage of the game, one tactic is to hold tiles back so that when they are played they score more highly. Another tactic is to play tiles with the highest values as a priority, as the value tiles left in your rack will be subtracted from your total score at the end of the game.
As each tile in the Legion set is different, the game board is rarely filled entirely at the end of a game. Even though there is the same number of tiles as squares on the board, some squares usually remain empty. If, for example, an empty square is already surrounded by four tiles, only one tile from the entire Legion set will fit into it. If this tile has already been played, no other tile will fit.