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Samurai Boardgame apk

Fantasy Flight Games’ Euro Classics series is one of the best developments in boardgame publishing in 2015, as they’re bringing back some of the best German-style games ever created and doing so with updated graphics and better packaging, making them accessible to all of the players who’ve come to the hobby in this recent explosion of popularity. Following the release this summer of the new version of Tigris and Euphrates, Fantasy Flight has now brought out a much-improved edition of Samurai, one of the top twenty games I’ve ever played, and one that has the rare benefit of playing as well with two players as it does with three or four.

Samurai, from the Prolific Reiner Knizia—the man has designed so many great games, you can’t discuss him without calling him “the Prolific”—is a very simple game that, like many Knizia titles (including Tigris and Euphrates), has math at its heart without wearing that math on its sleeve. Players compete to seize control of neutral tokens on a small board, the size of which depends on the number of players, by placing tiles of varying strengths and influences on empty hexes. There are three types of tokens—castles, rice paddies, and buddhas, two of which have changed since the first edition—and players attempt to capture those tokens by placing tiles that influence specific token types or that influence all three at once. Once a token’s hex is surrounded, the player whose adjacent tokens have the most influence on that token type gets to take the token. The tokens’ locations on the board change each game; there’s one space that has three tokens, one of each type, and the remainder are placed by the players, one at a time, until the board is filled. Most tokens stand alone on their spaces, but there are a few two-token spaces (the tokens can’t be of the same type) as well as the central “edo” space with all three.

 

Each player starts the game with the same twenty tiles, but only has five tokens in his/her active hand at any point; you can begin the game with randomized hands, or can allow each player to choose his/her starting hand. Eighteen of the twenty tiles bear numbers on them that represent that influence or strength mentioned above. Each player has nine tiles that show a specific token type, three in each, showing strength 2, 3 and 4 applying to buddhas, rice paddies or castles specifically; these tiles have no effect on tokens other than the ones they depict. Five more tiles show samurais and influence all three token types equally, with one tile of strength 3 and two each of strength 2 and strength 1. On a turn, a player may play only one of these tiles on an empty hex space, and once placed the tile can’t be moved, with one exception, the “move tile,” which, when played, allows a player to pick up a used tile from the board and relocate it to a new, empty space. Each player has just one move tile, so deploying it is one of the game’s many key decisions.

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A player’s stack of tiles also contains five “fast” tiles, bearing a small red symbol with the Japanese character ? (hayaidesu, meaning fast), so-called because a player can play them in addition to any regular tile on a turn and may even play more than one on a turn. Three of these tiles are ships that are played on sea hexes adjacent to land, two of strength 1 and one of strength 2. These influence all token types as the samurai do, but may only be placed on sea hexes and are the only tiles that may be placed there.

The other two fast tiles are the most interesting and strategic in the game, because they allow you to really stick it to your opponent—and knowing your opponent has them will inform every choice you make until those tiles are on the board. One, the ronin tile, works just like a strength-1 samurai tile, but because it’s a fast tile can be played in addition to a regular tile on a turn, so when a token has only two empty spaces adjacent to it, you can play a normal tile and the ronin to surround it and capture the token(s) without giving your opponent a chance to respond.

 

The other tile is called the “switch” tile and allows you to exchange two tokens on the board for each other—a buddha for a castle, for example—which can allow you to sneak in and steal a token that your opponent had surrounded with his tiles influencing the token you just moved. The only rule is that you can’t switch tokens to put two of the same type on any space, so the edo space is unaffected by the switch token. This, like the ronin tile, allows for a sort of sneak attack; an opponent may have laid several tiles around a space, believing he’ll capture that token, but by switching the token to another type you may render his tiles useless and steal the token with something as small as a strength-1 tile of your own.

If any player gains a majority or plurality of two of the three tokens, s/he wins the game. If, as frequently happens in four-player games, no player reaches that condition, then the scoring gets just slightly more involved. If two or more players each have that plurality in one token, then the player with the most captured tokens from the other two types (in which s/he doesn’t have the most) is the winner. If there’s still a tie, then the player with the most total pieces across all three types is the winner.

The new design and packaging from Fantasy Flight are a huge improvement over the earlier edition, with a smaller square box, brighter colors, and more portable board. The change from the old token types may jar players of the original edition or the very strong iOS app. Including setup, a two-player game of Samurai can take under a half hour, and a four-player game around 45 minutes, and while the box indicates it’s for ages 14 and up, an eight-year-old could understand the basic rules, if not the advanced strategy brought about by the ronin and switch tiles. It’s truly a Euro Classic worthy of the series title and should be a staple of any serious boardgamer’s collection.

Keith Law is a senior baseball writer for ESPN.com and an analyst on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight. You can read his baseball content at search.espn.go.com/keith-law and his personal blog the dish, covering games, literature, and more, at meadowparty.com/blog.

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Towelroot Apk 3.0 [LATEST] download for Android

Towelroot Apk is an awesome app to root your android device.  It is a small tool that allows you to root your Android device in just a few seconds, all by installing the APK and pressing a button. The most important and amazing feature of this tool is that, it doesn’t require you a PC to root your android. So, this is an standalone app that can function independently and root your android device in one click. Towelroot supports a wide range of android device available on the market, so it is most likely to get your device rooted, even if your device is not one of the common android device.

 

Important points and Notes:-

  1. Before downloading towelroot and rooting your device, you have to know that rooting violates the warranty of  software of your android device. This means if any problem arises after rooting in software of your android device and your warranty period is still left, you have to pay to repair it. Although, warranty of hardware and other accessories wont be affected.
  2. Neither Towelroot developers nor 8APK will be responsible for any of the issues caused because of rooting your device. Also, there is no any guarantee that whether Towelroot will root or doesn’t any android device correctly. I mean, we can tell you whether your device can be rooted or not, but we cannot tell whether it will cause issues or not.
  3. You shouldn’t SuperSU or superuser that is installed automatically while rooting by towelroot.
  4. You can uninstall system apps that came with your android device after rooting, but remember that, though there are some apps which you never use, but are extremely important to your device. Learn about the system apps before uninstalling them.

How to download and use towelroot Apk?

  • Go to Settings > Security > and opt in Unknown Sources to allow install third-party apps
  • Download Towelroot apk . You are getting it free from our website. Then Install downloaded apk file..
  • Run installed Towelroot.
  • Click on “Make it ra1n”
  • [[If your device is compatible, proceed to Next Step. But, what if your device is incompatible? Don’t worry, there are many other apps for android that can root your device in one click. Here is the list of All One Click Rooting Apps for Android.]]
  • Your device will reboot and your device is successfully rooted.

DOWNLOAD LINK:-

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TOWELROOT APK.

 

FAQs:-

Q. What does root mean?

In every case, whether it is android, web hosting or any other similar activities, root access means access to core part of the system. It means if you gain root access to any system, you can do anything you want to do with that system.

For example, in this site, all you can do is view posts and comment on it, you cannot edit posts and delete them because you don’t have root access to my server. This is similar to android, In android all you can do is install and delete ONLY the apps you downloaded from play store and view only the the data, files and folders that android allows you to. But, if you gained root access you can delete any app you want, and view hidden files and folders. Also you can install many kinds of apps that provides amazing features such as Titanium backup, link2sd, Greenify etc, which you can’t install on unrooted devices.

Q. If I root my device and then after sometime unroot it, will my warranty continue?

Ans. Yes, your warranty will be continued because they won’t know that you have rooted before.

Q. People say rooting is dangerous. Should I do it?

Ans. It is up to you to decide. Actually few people brick their device during rooting and now you can also root your device with 100%safe method. So I think there is not much to worry about, but if you fear so much, please google whether people got error while rooting the device you are using.

 

Q. WHY SHOULD I ROOT MY DEVICE?

1. After rooting your phone, you can delete some software from the system. There is no installing option in the software management inside the root. But after rooting, they can match some file management software to delete the system applications in your phone. This can help save memory space in your phone (suited for low-end smartphone).

2. Some apps need to have the root access to open their functions. For example, Titanium Backup has awesome feature that it can Backup data as well as app/game. But, to use this feature you need root access.

3. Some top android optimized software like towelroot needs the help of rooting to achieve the best optimization. Like some small functions must be used through roots.