If you fancy yourself a board or card game geek then get ready for a squeal-worthy collaboration. Legendary game designer Reiner Knizia’s original 1999 card game Lost Cities is heading to iOS, and it’s being handled by TheCodingMonkeys who brought Carcassonne [$9.99] to the App Store in 2010.

In case you were unaware, Carcassonne is one of the finest games available on iOS and a benchmark for how every digital board game conversion should be, especially in the area of online play. That talent should go to good use in Lost Cities as it will feature 2-player online play against friends or random opponents and 4 different computer AI opponents to battle against solo.

There will also be a fully voice acted tutorial and comprehensive instructions to get new players up to speed, and a fully orchestrated soundtrack as well. I’ll be taking advantage of those thorough instructions since I haven’t played Lost Cities before, but it’s been described as “2 player Solitaire with an extra portion of suspense” which sounds pretty interesting to me.

Lost Cities is set to hit the App Store on August 23rd, and if you're a fan of the fantastic Carcassonne or the plethora of other Reiner Knizia titles then it's something you'll want to keep an eye out for.

  • http://twitter.com/LostCitiesApp Lost Cities

    There's a typo in the title: Should say TheCodingMonkeys, not TheCodeMonkeys. 🙂

  • http://twitter.com/Neumannium Dave Neumann

    Is this iPhone only, or Universal?

  • http://twitter.com/Micahsa Micah Peterson

    Dominion and Lost Cities on the same day? Christmas is coming early!

    • http://twitter.com/Neumannium Dave Neumann

       Lost cities is August 23rd, Dominion is the 16th.  So, you'll have to wait one week between releases, unfortunately.

      • http://twitter.com/Micahsa Micah Peterson

        Yeah, I should clarify..."Hearing about Dominion and Lost Cities in the same day?  Kwanzaa is coming early!"

        Although now that I think about it, do you give gifts for Kwanzaa...?

  • Tim Harding

    Also would like to know if it's Universal, if there's plans for single device multiplayer, and if online can be asynchronous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.guest.790 Jason Guest

    Klaus Jurgen did Carcassonne. Reiner did lost cities. Code monkeys ported these games from these two excellent game designers to ios. Will download this on launch. I hear Agricola by Uwe Boll is coming from some other dev team within the next couple months. Love board games.

    • Guest

      edit: curse you disqus

    • nonen

      Agricola was designed by Uwe Rosenberg.  You probably knew that and just mistyped.  🙂

    • http://twitter.com/Neumannium Dave Neumann

      Agricola is being done by Playdek, the guys who did Ascension, Nightfall, and Summoner Wars.

  • Gatada

    Code Monkeys are awesome, and this game has a 7.13 geek score - which is close enough to Carcassonne (7.46).

    I have never played Lost Cities, but this is an instant buy. Considering everything CM must have learned from making Carcassonne, the UX of Lost Cities should be spectacular.

  • Mark Compton

    Awesome, was just talking about this game to someone yesterday, planning on buying the board game, now I'm going to have to get it digitally too, anything made by TheCodeMonkeys has got to be worth getting, I love carcassonne it's one of the best turn based games I own, and mainly due to how good it's multiplayer turn based system is implemented.  makes this in instant buy.