Find your sync cable and grab your dungeon masters, friends, and loved ones. The oft-teased Universal update for Carcassonne [$9.99] is now available, meaning you can now play the tabletop-game-turned-App on your iPad without having to maximize or deal with UI not intended for use on the device's much larger screen.

As a result, the game's price has also been raised to $9.99. Bummer at a glance, but if you haven't purchased Carcassonne, don't see this as a deal breaker -- the original game is a fantastic port of the beloved tabletop game and it appears as if the iPad update is just as good.

Granted, my time has been limited, but I haven't spotted a single bruise. The UI looks sharp and reacts well and the touch controls are solid, too. Heck, even the visuals remain appealing. It's like The Coding Monkeys spent a lot of time on this update or something, right?

Oh, the parties I am already planning. If only I can convince my "cool" friends that playing Carcassonne is more fun than drinking jungle juice. Challenges. Life has them.

  • Anonymous

    don't worry, jungle juice stops being cool before you are even 21.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Boy did I miss the memo on that one.

    • EastsideStompers

      What the hell is Jungle Juice??

      • Bob Sirot

        Its a type of alcoholic drink with cocaine in it.

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    Awesome. Downloading right now.

    Next is Game Center support, I hope. My iPad gets shared and having one account tied to the hardware makes much less sense on the iPad than on the iPhone.

  • Mr ED298

    Why do some tiles look blocky?

    • starmonkey

      to support ummm... that other game that I forgot the name of. some retro game.

      • http://twitter.com/nicholsonb Brad Nicholson

        Yeah, Frank's titles come out like that. In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have used that character in my game.

      • Bob Sirot

        Some stupid cross-promotional bs for some garbage game that has nothing to do with carcassonne. Its so annoying. They were going out of their way with dumb, ugly updates like that and putting stuff like this update off longer. They need to prioritize.

  • Wigge

    This game is incredibly addictive. But some expansions wouldn't be too bad.
    Anyway, worth every penny! (or cent, or whatever your local currency is)

  • Anonymous

    Best game on the app store.

    Wigge, they've said that after the iPad version, they'll do expansions. So hopefully we'll see them soon.

  • Bubbagump

    Why does this sound more like an ad than news?