Last updated on May 12th, 2023 at 10:00 pm
Antihero – Digital Board Game
Antihero – Digital Board Game is one of the best $4.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by Versus Evil, LLC., Antihero – Digital Board Game is a Strategy game with a content rating of 12+.
It was released on 2nd January 2018 with the latest update 15th November 2019
Whether you are a fan of Strategy, Board, games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.
264 people have rated 1.0.26
You can download the game Antihero – Digital Board Game from APP STORE.
Become a feared and revered master thief in Antihero, a fast-paced digital board game. Use stealth, cunning, and the occasional assassination to build the most powerful thieves’ guild in this gas-lit Victorian underworld.
ONE GOAL. MANY FOES. Play through the story-driven campaign, skirmish against the AI, and jump online in casual and ranked PvP multiplayer.
CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS. Invite friends to play asynchronously or increase the pressure in a Live Match. Set up custom “House Rules” and tailor the game to your tastes!
TAKE OVER THE CITY. PROTECT WHAT’S YOURS. Infiltrate businesses, sneak into estates, set traps, and steal everything. The city’s riches are yours – if your opponent doesn’t take them first.
SNEAKERY, STABBERY & SKULDUGGERY! Upgrade your guild, recruit street urchins, hire thugs, start a gang… and bribe, blackmail and assassinate the opposition. There are many paths to the top.
MANAGE A HEALTHY ECONOMY. Spend your ill-gotten riches to hire new recruits, upgrade your thieving skills, and acquire deadly weapons. Gold is a thief’s best friend!
Updated on 15th November 2019
Ni hao, fellow thieves! This patch brings iPad Pro support, Chinese localization, and some bug fixes.
Antihero – Digital Board Game Reviews
The art style is evocative, the strategy is deep, the multiplayer is great.
A perfect digital board gameI cant express our love for it enough. We can only pray that one day we may get more content, or maybe even a sequel game of some sorteven if its only spiritual.
This is quite fun and some of the levels are quite challenging and require a lot of planning to beat. The graphics, sound effects, and characters are fun and cartoony, and evocative of Victorian London (like a playable cartoony Oliver Twist).
It hasnt been optimized for the dynamic island on the 14 Pro/Pro Max. The game itself is great but there are buttons on the left side of the screen that are covered by the island. We can still interact with them and the game is still playable but we had to learn what they did through trial and error cause we cant actually read them. Still recommend the game, just hope they fix that soon cause Im pretty sure all 15 models will have the island.
Everything about the game from its art to its flavor to its play is great. But the campaign is extremely frustrating because the AI opponent is so overpowered. Rather than having an even, if asymmetrical, playing field, you feel as if your strategy doesn’t matter because it’s more of a case of having to do specific moves in a specific order to win. The AI opponent gets powers of the bat that might take you 10 rounds to earn for yourself which completely undermines the area control aspect. If the opponent can evict you in round two and you can’t get that power until round twelve, why even try to control the area? It’s unfair even to call it an AI because it doesn’t have any intelligence. It doesn’t change its strategy according to your moves. It just uses brute force to disable you. That is our least favorite kind of solo game — one that acts like a random puzzle where if you don’t make the right move in round one that will defeat the opponent, you’ve already lost. It’s a shame because everything else is so cool.
We wish that these developers would allow you to play a portion of the game before purchase. This has been in our recommended games for years. We purchased. We didnt care for it. This isnt an indictment of the game itself which appears to have great artwork, a very decent tutorial, & interesting elements. We just didnt find it to be what we thought it would be. Im not rating low because we were bored, Im rating low because we had to pay to find out that it was boring. Also, the inability to customize the main character is always death to a game for us. We are not all white men.
Very unique and great strategy game. Love the music and artwork and feel to this game! Very much worth the $5!
Is this game still getting development? Its the best mobile board game we’ve found and would love to see the community grow and game progress.
Worth the bit of money. Great game, wish they would add another campaign! A wonderful mix of strategy and thievery.
Loved it in steam but had the same problem, if you forget your password there is no way to reset it.
Im a huge board gamer, and was honestly very impressed by the mechanics of the game. Its sort of like Stratego meets Monopoly. Our only complaint is that the game is too short, and even on Hard, is a little too easy (but thats subjective). The campaign only has ten levels, and first few are just tutorial-style; probably only two or three levels where all units are unlocked. We beat the whole thing in under three hours, which is fine for just a few bucks. But even the Skirmishes against AI are pretty repetitive, and skirmishes against real players feels like Words With Friendswaiting for the other person to take turns means games last for days on end, and you end up starting so many that you forget whats happening. We wish theyd made more levels since the game is wildly addicting. Also, the win conditions boil down to mainly the same strategy and is slightly unbalanced. Make a gang, protect the gangs movements with thugs, rinse and repeat. Gangs are just so OP since they can clear out buildings, can generate up to 3 gold a kill, and can assassinate for victory points. Why even bother with other units when you can just spam and protect gangs? A fully stocked bank makes the same money per turn as a fully upgraded gang.
Thanks to the creator for this gem. Had a lot of fun. Would of given five stars had there been more depth to the characters and back story. Seems like you could add lots more ways to make the game more strategic and less repetitive by just adding a few new classes of characters with more unique buildings that provide different buffs etc. Youve got a solid game so far and to us the possibilities seem endless. Looking forward to any new games or additions from these guys!
Why are we forced to do tutorials on the hard levels? This messes with strategy, wastes turns, gives the AI opportunity to gain the upper hand. If youre playing the hard levels, you know how to play the game and dont need to be taught via throwaway turns.
We downloaded this on our old iPad 2nd generation running iOS 9 and it crashes every time about a minute in. The only way we can play it is by borrowing our wife’s newer iPad, but she’s using it to find us a new coffee table. Please help.
The ui looks terrible in xs max.
If youve got the money to spend and dont know what to buy, buy this you will not regret it. The game is extremely strategic with the nice ability to play online turn based or play a live match, which more games should do. Our only complaint is the cpu difficulties should go a little higher because we find myself not being challenged but otherwise its a great game.
…. Chapter six is seemingly impossible, even on easy mode. The developer needs to address this.
But this game is one of the most fun strategy games we’ve played in years.
Not too many games of this type that arnt word related Its definitely fun But something you HAVE to change is how every battle win usually goes to whoever was blessed by rng and has two tradehouses on their side of the map. Its real hard to come back from that And on map as small as the warf its even worse with less to work with.
This is a fantastic game. However, the AI is too easy and needs to be improved for those of us who play solo. Also, more scenarios would be nice. The developers did a good job on this.
I. Finally beat gashford in easy. So many tries. A game is only as good as its replay value. We hope this isn’t a sign of progress being stifled because you have made the change to hard… On easy. Wish we could underline the word easy!
Simply amazing game Relatively simple gaming concepts, very difficult and complex to master. The game loses one star for multiplayer (as opposed to two because this game is so awesome). The game losesone more star for lack of iCloud synchronization. Implement this! Its so easy todo so. The game is full of tactical nuances, which the single player campaign or more specifically the various AI personalities do a great job of teaching you. To beat the campaign on hard will take you a while between learning the game mechanics, absorbing tactical nuances (ex. Scouting a place that likely has a trap last), to developing your strategy to win. The game is well balanced. There doesnt seem to be a dominant strategy and there are counters to everything. Unfortunately, the multiplayer seems more dead than expected. The postal version of multiplayer works, but once again, not as lively as expected for a game of this caliber. The live match version of multiplayer, which we prefer, is dead, period. We’ve never managed to get a match. In addition, the login system for multiplayer is just amateur. You guys are obviously very talented app developers; put in a little more work to make the multiplayer login seamless. Also no iCloud synchronization. We think that sentence speaks for itself. Fix it.
Game is fun enough, but there dont seem to be options for more than 1 on 1 play.
We dont know why but there is no Sound! We downloaded on our iPhone 6 just to make sure is not the iPad Pro, but still no Sound! Am we doing something wrong?
Hey, our option to buy is not active. We are not able to purchase any cooking, thieves, etc. Our game is broken. Can someone please help? Thanks.
Too many times trying to move the map triggers a character action. Need undo or the ability to not select a character.
Unfortunately the game crashes on our older iPad and we are unable to play because of whatever is causing that. It seems like a fun game but we got nothing for our money. Before you purchase this game make sure it is compatible with your device.
We don’t even bother writing reviews but for this game we had to make an exception. At first when we saw the game, we were skeptical because normally there are a lot of games that you just play like 2 or 3 times and you end up deleting those games from your device. With this game, it was not the case, the game is so good, the mechanics are awesome, the music immerse you so much that you cant just quit the game. This is the first time in a long time that this happens to us! Thank you so much for this masterpiece!! Keep them coming!
The game is super fun and addicting. We would like to see online rankings of some sort to make online matches hold a little more weight. Also, repercussions for rage-quitting is a must. We have so many games that end at like 2 or 3 victory points because our opponent just quits.
The best mobile game we’ve purchased, and the only app we’ve ever been so impressed by that we felt it worth taking the time to write a review. Purchased this while on a work trip, and ended up playing the campaign mode 2-3 hours straight the first time. Great graphics, music and gameplay as mentioned in the other reviews. We love that you can play offline while flying in airplane mode, then go online after youve completed the campaign to play against other people. It gives you two ways to play online, live where you play till completion, or turn based. We usually opt for turn cases since you can play a quick move and play at your leisure over a couple days when you have a few minutes. Only feature we would request is a time limit of some sort (maybe 2-3 days?), where if an opponent hasnt made a move they automatically forfeit. We dont know if there is already something like this in place, but we’ve had a couple matches where we were winning and it was getting toward the end and our online opponent just stops and hasnt made a move in a couple days. We hope there is another campaign in the works, or an expansion of some sort. Would love more levels to play offline. Overall love this game! Great work!
We do love this game. The art work is great and the overall game play is fun. We are looking forward to playing some friends though, as the campaign gets to a point where it is up to the game as to whether it is going to let you win or not. The campaign stacks the odds so far in the AIs favor that it is impossible to win unless the AI basically lets you. That shouldnt deter anyone from buying the game though, as it is a great two player game.
Simple said, This game is very well done. The balancing is amazing and the art and Animations keep things interested. The only downside is we dont like the campaign mode and prefer live games which seem few and far between.
We’ve been playing Antihero, the first great mobile digital board game of 2018. You play a Master Thief in a Victorian setting. Your turn-based tasks are to scout and burgle hidden locations, build up your thieves guild, hire and deploy your army of thugs, street urchins, and other underworld characters. But wait, each level is a race against a rival Master Thief and guild. If your rival beats you to the coveted victory points by achieving each levels objectives (bribes, assassinations, etc.) before you, you are defeated, and must restart the level. Gameplay is brisk and the learning curve is gentle in the early going, gradually building the challenge as you progress. Strategy comes in the form of various upgrade decisions: do you spend your limited resources first to attract more street urchins, so they can infiltrate and earn money? Or do you focus on beefing up your gang of thugs to guard your turf and block the opposing gangs progress? Presentation is polished, with appropriate graphics that evoke the gaslight era, and brief voice clips that define each character as you issue them orders (ala Warcraft Yes, our lord!). Its a premium game with only cosmetic characters reskins available via IAP no pay-to-win here. It has quickly shot to the first spot on our iPad games screen. Highly recommended.
We love it becuase it is not a game of pay to win. You have to play smart to win. We would recommend this game to anyone.
Very enjoyable game, as fun as Catan and Carcassonne. You can tell a well executed game when there are many paths to victory. This is one of those games. Well worth the money.
Really enjoyed the story mode. The skirmishes are fun. Hoping for a great sequel.
This is by far the best strategy game to play on the iphone.
Consistent crashing on 4s we’re sure the game is fantastic as we would not have purchased if not inclined. And this problem may be that of the os itself more so than the game so we’ll keep the review a 4 star despite having not played more than a minute each session. Hopefully there is a way to fix this. Otherwise i’d advice that if you own an older model iphone to take your chances at your own risk.
Game is overall OK, but gets extremely repetitive really quickly. Frustratingly annoying at times. On the other hand very easy at other times.
Oh yeah, also the game is fun.
We like the art, the theme, the layout, etc. What we dont like is the feedback within the game, or the complete lack thereof. Theres no clear way to counter the campaign AIs strategy. In other words, we dont come away from any match feeling like we’ve learned how to play better. We cannot discern any difference in the difficulty settings either, and normally we hate turning difficulty down. Anyway, this game immediately gives us the urge to sit down with pen and paper and math it out. But we dont want to. We just want to play and get an idea of what we did wrong instead of feeling like, well that happened when we suddenly lose our maxed out gang. Also, the level objectives are vague and as dont understand them. The language they use is ol timey and cute but not helpful. Do we need to do all objectives? Do we unlock something else by doing them or not? We should be able to look in the game and not have to google to learn what the objectives are for.
Looks very good, all we have is an iPad 2, however they said it would run, it crashes every time you hit play, please fix,, you have just did an update and overlooked the few, we matter too,,, we paid ,, again very excited about playing, this is a minor issue, the running memory is the problem, bring it down a bit, it can be done for this one.
Its rare to find a game with mechanics this good AND this much love and polish put into it. Loving exploring the skill trees and trying out different strategies (the possibilities are endless) on the different maps. This is without question our favorite iOS game of the year. The devs knocked it out of the park. Loving both the campaign and multiplayer. More please!!!!
Great game! High replay-ability given the different ways to upgrade your antihero and multiple map layouts. AI isnt that great but still a very fun game and the asynchronous online play makes for some great online matches. As a mostly on the table board gamer we really wish this could be taken to the table but thatd be really tough given all the hidden information.
This is probably one of the best games well worth the money.
Great art, gameplay, sound, and story – best board game app on the iTunes Store so far.
This is the first board like we have played on a mobile app. We are glad that we decided to ore order it. Beautifully done, intelligently challenging, and fun. Gangs of New York made into a mobile app.
We really enjoy playing this game, the fresh graphics and deep strategy makes us want to come back for more every time. Five stars.
Tim Conkling and his expert team have created the ultimate digital board gaming experience by bringing role-playing, strategy, exploration, action, and resource gathering elements together into one single game and… Yes, it all happens on a board. That is to say… If you are a fan of any of these elements… Youll be extremely happy to play Antihero. A high replay of royal treasure value exists here! There is a Skirmish mode that allows you to play against AI or a friend via pass n play. The Online mode will give you a chance to play those who are further than an arms reach of you and, if that wasnt enough, theres even a Campaign mode that offers challenges with each level/stage. The chances for a person to get bored with this game is next to nil. (In our mind, the best value on the entire AppStore at this time.) Music, artwork, and character voices are incredible and suit the theme of Antihero perfectly. We rarely hit the credits button on a game but we felt compelled to acknowledge every member of the supporting staff behind the game that has set the bar on digital board games. Our only gripe is that there are too many to name here individually. But we sincerely want to thank each one personally so… THANK YOU SO MUCH! We wouldnt be surprised if more gamers do the same as we after playing this crown jewel. To sum it up: THIS IS A MUST PLAY!