First Look: Café International — The Award-winning Board Game Coming Soon to iOS!

For his follow-up to unique paper-and-pencil racing game Dash Race, indie developer Hans-Juergen Richstein has partnered with Application Systems London to bring another classic game into the 21st century and onto iOS. This time around Hans has set his sights on the “legendary” board game, Café International. He describes Café International as being “a completely different genre than my last game, but no less addictive!”

Now, I must admit, I’m not familiar with Café International in its original form, but it did scoop ‘The 1989 Board Game of the Year in Germany’ according to Wikipedia, so that’s a definite feather in this one’s cap. Features like pass-and-play and full online multiplayer modes, retina enhanced visuals and Game Center-powered Achievements/leaderboards mean Café International is likely to pick up plenty of new fans when it hits the App Store a few weeks from now.

Check out a gameplay synopsis and teaser trailer below:

“Using the officially licensed caricatures from the original board game, you’ll find that not every guest wants to sit next to each other in Café International. So it’s up to you to keep everyone happy, by seating them at the right tables, according to their nationality and gender to score maximum points.

Every puzzle fan will simply love Café International! Although the rules are straightforward and the game is easy to play, it’s sure to challenge even the most strategically gifted minds. To be awarded maximum points, you’ll need to clear as many tables as possible by really thinking about where to seat your randomly chosen guest cards… Café International is packed with endless fun – it’s the perfect way to test your strategic might against friends, family and colleagues!”

Find out more on Application Systems London’s official site and on Twitter.