Quarriors! (from WizKids/MFV) is a "dice-building" board game that's been adapted to iOS. Board game to digital conversions are becoming more and more common, they offer some unique challenges that purely digital games don't need to deal with. Not only do they need to make a fun experience, there's also the need to emulate real-world components in a usable and realistic way.
With that in mind, today I'm going to run through a quick usability review of Quarriors! for iOS. There are four topics that I'd like to point out, and they are...
- Rolling virtual dice
- The GameCenter icon
- Chaotic notifications
- Visible highlights and hidden gestures