Games Workshop has released Talisman Prologue, an app for tablets and smartphones based on its old Talisman board game (now produced by Fantasy Flight Games).
Games Workshop has dealt out licenses to various smaller app and tablet-game developers, so it is about time that the first of these games are rolling in.
Unlike Games Workshop’s own in-house app-development for Codexes, Army Books, etc.., Talisman Prologue is available to a variety of non-Apple devices as well.
Talisman Prologue, the digital version of the classic adventure board game, is now available to play on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire and BlackBerry, making it our first ever digital game to be released on phones and tablets.
#1 – Talisman Prologue
The most exciting news is probably that this is available to greater variety of devices than Games Workshop’s own apps. Talisman, while not free or particularly cheap, is also priced more in line with other app-based games, not with Games Workshop’s Codexes or Army Books (electronic or otherwise). The iPad version costs £2.99.
- Talisman Prologue for iPad and iPhone
- Talisman Prologue for Google Play
- Talisman Prologue for BlackBerry (!)
- Talisman Prologue for Amazon’s Kindle Fire
#2 – Games Workshop and Apps
Games Workshop appears to be in the middle of a major effort to bring its various IPs to Apps and Tablet/Phone-based gaming. Some of the recent announcements (I know of) were Games Workshop partnering with
Last year, there was also
As many different developers make these games, it will be impossible to judge the quality of one of them based on the experience with another. There’ll likely be hits and misses.
As far as Talisman Prologue goes, the reviews seem to be positive for the most part, averaging at about 4 out of 5 stars in iTunes, Google Play, etc.. .
Many reviews note that Talisman Prologue sticks close to the classic board-game.
“Talisman: Prologue is a fine port of the original classic board game” – Android Shock
4/5 An excellent nostalgic romp – Boardgamegeek.com
No big experiments there, though that is hardly a surprise.
#3 – Are You Interested?
I am somewhat puzzled by the idea of a board-game on a tablet. I guess I wait for a more “video-games-style” app before I take the plunge (Warhammer Quest?).
What about you? Would you play (by all accounts) old-school Talisman on your tablet or phone, especially as a personal Apple-embargo is no longer an excuse not to?
Let me know in the comments!