December 17, 2020 – One of the most popular board games of the modern age has gone digital. The Spirit Island app launches to delight of digital fans and includes a great “free to learn” version. Developers Handelabra Games, who previously created a PC game, is behind the creation of the ios and android game for tablets. The app itself is free to download and then for pretty much everything to be unlocked you are going to be paying around $1.99 per month or $20 all at once.
In Spirit Island, you are a spirit of the land with your own unique elemental powers. Every turn, players simultaneously choose which of their power cards to play, paying energy to do so. Combos and weighing fast versus slow initiative are big here. In the Spirit phase, spirits gain energy, and choose how / whether to Grow: to reclaim used power cards, to seek for new power, or to spread presence into new areas of the island. It is for 1 – 4 players, games last 90 – 120 minutes.
You can find more information at the Handelabra Games information page, but also check out this promotional video: