If you have been playing games on your iPad or iPhone, then you know that several board game implementations have been made available on that platform.  However, if you want to game on your Mac, often times you are out of luck.  Days of Wonder looks like they are trying to change that, as Small World 2 is available on the Mac today through Steam.  Here are some of the facts:

  • The Small World franchise (physical game, expansions and digital game combined) has generated more than $20 million global sales
  • The physical Small World board game has sold more than 650,000 copies worldwide across its digital and physical versions.
    • To put that number into context: a “hit” independent/hobby board game typically sells between 5,000-10,000 copies.
  • Small World 2 does something no other digital board game can: it allows players to challenge friends to a real-time game across iPad, Android tablets (including Amazon’s Kindle Fire), and PC’s via both Steam and Days of Wonder Online.
  • Small World 2 on Mac Steam includes just about anything a Small World fan could ask for:
    • 2 to 5 player maps to conquer, in glorious high resolution!
    • Play Online games in real-time or turn-by-turn, with friends & strangers from the world over; and Local games over Wifi
    • Playing with friends online is easy with extensive Days of Wonder Online Buddies integration
    • Solo Play against up to 4 built-in AI
    • Pass’n Play with up to 5 live players on a single device
    • 14 original Small World Races and 20 Special Powers
    • 20 additional Races & Special Powers to master through in-app purchases of Cursed!, Grand Dames, and Be Not Afraid… expansions
    • Online, Solo, & Face to Face scores with daily, weekly, and perpetual rankings
    • A comprehensive Small World Encyclopedia detailing all rules, races, special powers, icons, & more!
  • The game can be downloaded on Steam for $14.99
  • To download and/or join Steam visit the Small World 2 Steam page.http://store.steampowered.com/app/235620/.
  • If a player has already purchased Small World 2 for Steam, they can download the Mac version from your Steam account for free.

Being able to play with any one on any platform is a great feature, and since you can download it on Steam, you can get it almost instantly.  If you like area control games and haven’t checked this out yet, then be sure to give this a look.