iOS Universal, Android •
At the end of last November, Asmodee Digital started their deluge of board game ports with Colt Express and haven’t let up yet. In fact, if my counting is correct, Onirim will be their sixth release in just over four months. One constant of the Asmodee releases has been their failure to adhere to the tenets of our multiplayer manifesto, creating multiplayer experiences that have been less than stellar. Onirim manages to dodge that bullet by being a completely solitaire experience and it just happens to be available right now for iOS and Android.
Onirim is a cooperative/solo experience on the table, but Asmodee has turned it into a strictly solitaire endeavor on your touchscreen. The goal is to escape a dream by finding doors before the dream ends, trapping you inside the dream world…FOREVER!
You must work against the game to gather the eight oneiric doors before the deck runs out. You can obtain door cards either by playing cards of the same color three turns in a row or by discarding one of your powerful key cards when a door appears from the deck. In both cases, you will have to decide the best use of each card in your hand and carefully play around the Nightmares. Those cards are hidden in the deck and will trigger painful dilemmas when drawn.
I have yet to play the digital version of Onirim–I said I wouldn’t cry–but I know a few others who have had a pre-release copy and have been saying pretty great things about it.
The app includes the base game only and doesn’t include any of the game’s expansions. It’s out right now for both iOS and Android and is currently on sale for only $1.