Pokémon Duel: A Free Strategy Board Game For All Smartphones
After last year’s hit sensation Pokémon Go created by Niantic, The Pokémon Company launched Pokémon Duel, a strategy board game for phones.
The game is available for both Android and iOS devices around the world.
Unlike Pokémon Go, players need not head out to play the game. Acquiring Pokémon on Pokémon Duel can be done by winning matches and unlocking booster packs. The game is an online battle between two players. The players must form a deck of six Pokémon that will fight the battle. The aim is to get one of your six Pokémon’s to the opponent’s goal.
Through the course of the game, players must collect gems in order to unlock booster packs that help acquire new Pokémon and expand the team. Gems can be won after winning a battle or they can be purchased. Though the game is free to download, in-app purchases range from 99 cents / Rs. 80 for 12 gems, to $79.99 / Rs. 6,200 for 1,960 gems.
While two players battle one another, they need to strategize and thoughtfully make their moves. Pokémon Duel follows a turn by turn method which is supported by an artificial intelligence of sorts that helps the player make their move. While making his move, the player must also keep in mind that each Pokémon has its own unique set of abilities. These abilities, if used appropriately can help gather more gems and help you win battles.
The better and wiser the strategy, the easier it is to defeat the opponent in battle and progress in the game. As players win battles, they move up the ranking chart.
The visuals of the game, its interface along with navigation features make it an addictive board game to play online. It involves application of mind to strategize and helps you pay attention to detail in order to pick the right Pokémon for the right move.
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by techtalks @TechTalks April 28, 2017 7:15 AM UTC