Ethan Nicholas of Naughty Bits Software, the publisher of iShoot, the #1 iPhone game in January 2009, developed an Apple iPhone and iPod Touch app. of the popular Rhumb Line board game from Games Above Board.
Rhumb Line features two player competitive play, or three levels of computer difficulty for solo action, as well as a bright Caribbean sound-scape and clean animation.
Rhumb Line is a nautical game based on ancient mariner history, seafaring lore and pastimes.
The object is to out-navigate the opposition to achieve victory.
Three ways to score on the compass rose game board and a twist in the tail to turn the tide and rule the waves.
Taking turns, nuggets are placed, one at a time, building and/or blocking point-scoring rhumb line combinations: 4 same-color nuggets in a radius is 10 points, an arc 20 points and a spiral 30 points.
More than one combination may be scored at a time.
Toward the end, and to avoid a foregone conclusion, players remove any one of their nuggets (once only) and, on their next turn, place it somewhere else on the board.
Throughout the game, the score is kept on the players’ end of the board and, when the board is full, the player with the most points is the winner.
• iPhone and iPod Touch
• Requires iOS 4.0 or later
• 8.3 MB
• Language: English
Pricing and Availability:
Rhumb Line 1.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Games category.
Purchase and Download : Rhumb Line App
Games Above Board is the home of contemporary classic, simple but twisted, award-winning, traditional, table-top board, card and dice games.
• Hijara – Games Magazine 1996 Top 100 ~ USA
• Hijara – Spiel Gut 2006 Recommendation ~ Germany
• Flippit – Creative Child Magazine 2007 Game Of The Year ~ USA
• Flippit – The National Parenting 2008 Seal Of Approval ~ USA
• Lucky Seven – Major Fun 2008 (Family Game) Award ~ USA
• Rhumb Line – Major Fun 2008 (Thinking Game) Award ~ USA
Martin H. Samuel
Designer & Publisher