You Must Build A Boat

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You Must Build A Boat


You Must Build A Boat is one of the best $2.99 to play game in the App Store.
Developed by EightyEight Games LTD, You Must Build A Boat is a Action game with a content rating of 4+.
It was released on 4th June 2015 with the latest update 11th November 2019

Whether you are a fan of Action, Role Playing, games, you will find this game interesting and will absolutely like it.


1,408 people have rated 1.6.1097

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" * * * * * – A truly superb mash-up of match-three and endless runner that’s unique on mobile and thoroughly addictive. Buy it" – Stuff Magazine

" * * * * * – Makes the original game feel like a demo. It’s absurdly fun and nearly impossible to put down." – Touch Arcade

" * * * * ½ Gold Award – Building a boat will indeed become the most important task in your life." – Game Informer

" * * * * ½ – We will gladly build a boat again and again." – Gamezebo

You must build a boat.
You must spring out of bed.
You must bargain with the lizardman.
You must heed your undead navigators.
You must slide rows or columns of tiles on a 6×8 grid.
You must match at least 3.
You must run to the right.
You must focus intently on 2 areas of the screen simultaneously.
You must match keys to unlock chests and swords to attack.
You must literally collect your thoughts and trade them for dragons.
You must not dally.
You must not be too hasty.
You must voluntarily ramp up the difficulty by taking on multiple quests at once.
You must incrementally reach your goals. You must build a boat.
You must try again.
You must try again x5.
You must win every time, even when you don’t.
You must remain optimistic.
You must upgrade your magic staff.
You must occasionally stop playing to allow for your hand to uncramp.
You must take credit for random chain combos you made no effort to arrange.
You must trust a blue bean man to make dangerous investments with your money.
You must forget about the blue bean man.
You must mind the asp.
You must reconcile that despite the game’s title, you begin your journey in possession of what is, in no uncertain terms, already a boat.
You must build a boat.
You must go all-in on the retro aesthetic.
You must trade junk for gold with the voidorb.
You must pray for salt.
You must consume fish and tomatoes for time.
You must venture through hell.
You must disarm traps like your life depends on it.
You must make an offering at the chapel.
You must rally the Fantasy Union and the Undead Buddies to your cause.
You must weigh anchor and methodically yet joyously hop in sync with your entire crew.
You must feign interest in critiquing the gardener’s work.
You must look up at the clock and wonder how it’s so late already.
You must build a boat.
You must build a boat!

Updated on 11th November 2019

1.6.0 Changes:

  • Extra Skins – New skins to unlock in Daily Challenges
  • Skin Manager – Change your character skins
  • Localisation. Hello World!
  • Improved Resolution handling
  • Performance enhancements & bug fixing
  • View your achievements in game

You Must Build A Boat Reviews

A great puzzle RPG. A great sequel to 10000000. Great music. Great replyability.

YMBAB is a great game! Its got challenge, interesting characters, fun interactions, loot, and much more. We just wish it had more content and more explanation to an extent. For example, are the monsters we can recruit at the Beastiary randomized each run? We’ve completed the game many times, and wasnt able to complete all the combos. Other than that, its a great game with lots more potential, even years after its release.

Really fun, tiles all do different things when you match them by sliding rows and columns. Unlock upgrades and different merchants.

We’ve bought this three times so far. Twice on two separate android accounts and once on apple. Worth every penny every time.

Quality is what it is but for an all around game its fun, annoying sometimes but fun.

We’ve been playing this game nearly since it came out back in 2015. Not consistently – but every time we want something exciting and fast paced, yet simple to understand, we always come back to this game. We promise you will enjoy every second.

The game seems a little dry at first but once you get into the game it really takes off. Bye this game is extremely addictive.

We already neat this game on steam, but love it so much that we bought it for our phone as well!!

We love the retro look and feel, and we REALLY enjoy this game!

We love this game so much! But there is a glitch that allows you to move two or more tiles at once without the match processing. What we mean by that is there can be a possible pair of three. But above or below that row, you can quickly move a tile of the same kind to make it a pair of four or higher. We can admit that we have used this glitch before, but it was for the get two five in a row matches it was extremely hard for us to beat. Thank you for taking your time to read this review, if you did.

This is one of our most favorite phone titles. The loop is super addictive! However, after a point It will crash after about 30 seconds into a run. Im on an iPhone 11 and Im on the hall stage. We’ve played (and finished) the entire game once before but this is a new phone and that was before the update.

The game is fun and challenging. However, there are a lot of times where we wanted to just play the primary part of the game, not wait for rewards or unskippable scenes or the player-character to move across the ship. All that seems superfluous and does not seem to contribute to the gameplay. Maybe that was for a free version but as a paid game this feels unstreamlined.

The game keeps crashing. Stay away until the developer fixes it.

This game is not ver compelling, we dont see the draw. We do better randomly flicking the board around than actually being strategic. The main storyline is not really there? Its just an average candy crush knockoff loosely tied together by a boat.

This game is difficult and fast paced. Our wife watched us struggling with the game and asked to try it. She had a hard time too but we ended up playing it together and had a blast! Its hard to see every potential match and its easy to get in deer in the headlights moments but playing it together we accomplished greatness. We use an iPad Pro 12 so we lay in bed on our tummies like kids and play this. Im not sure the developer has heard of it being played like that. The App Store should feature it as a 2 play on one device game but your moves can mess up the others plans so usually one of us is the primary player and when one sees a great match set-up, its time to take over. Sometimes we both freeze up and spin a row blindly hoping to set up others matches. We hope we arent the only ones that have fun playing this as co-op. There is a magic to the boat and music that really sparks the kind of imagination that many old school games did. We hope to learn of a sequel to this one!

Are there any plans to implement iCloud support for saving game progress in case of formatting device or switching to another so there’s no need to play from the beginning?

This is s Super fun games. Its like candy crush but with so many different aspects and elements to it. An amazing game that deserves a lot of attention.

Match-3 puzzle rpg featuring tons of content and progression, cool lo-fi graphics, and addictive gameplay. You Must Get This Game.

Fun puzzle game that takes seconds to learn and will keep you playing for hours. Great for casual gamers and hardcore puzzle game fans. This game mixes an element of RPG, match three tile game, and strategy all in one. We recommend this game highly.

We’ve started it over twice now to play at harder levels. Too much fun.

We have played this game three or four times (from start to finish). We always wait a few months before we go back at it again. We see that some people think its a bit hard, but we like how frustrating it can be. We are good at fast-paced matching games though. It definitely helps you pass the time if you are bored – we have played it on long flights on multiple occasions. Its simple, but still entertaining.

First let us just say that we really do enjoy the game. It is quick paced and fun to upgrade your boat through challenges and your equipment through loot you find in the runs. Good fun. But we really dislike not being able to see the stats of our equipment! We dont remember which we should upgrade next. So you end up never feeling like you upgraded anything. Chests should NEVER push you off the screen. It should be a break for the player to rest a second and then move on. Instead all the keys will magically become rare drops and you need TWO matches to clear a chest. Aaarrrrrrgggggghhhhh. We die more by chest than anything else. Very frustrating.

The game is good but we dont think its worth 3 dollars. You match tiles to attack enemies and increase your boat size. This game should honestly be .99 cents.

Simple fun. The music in this game is awesome. The song that plays during the actual dungeon run, should it ever be played by a real heavy metal band, it would be an anthem. We have opened this game just to listen to that song before. :-)

This game has been a bigger headache than any other match 3 game we’ve ever played. Some would say thats good, and we definitely think that has its place, but we think this game would really benefit from an easy mode. Some people like perpetual ramping-up difficulty, but every now and again we just want to have some mindless fun and wreck shop in a dungeon. A zen mode unlocked after the main campaign could be an alternative. At this rate, we feel like Im going to reach a point where this game becomes too frustrating to be fun to play.

Or at least get everything out of the way during the tutorial. Third run and Im still getting annoying on screen text that we cant skip. Totally unnecessary.

IOS has scrolling that can detect amount of force, this makes it easier for those with trouble in their joints to scroll across. You don’t implement this. Additionally, if you tap an item, you use the item–you cannot slide the row/column from there. Again, a frustrating accessibility issue. Allow intent to match the action on the screen, and this would be a great game. As it is, this is the sequel lacking any accessibility improvements.

We were excited about purchasing this game after hearing and reading lots of good things, but after 10 minutes we already regretted it. Its a simple matching puzzle with some fluff thrown in to make you feel as if you are upgrading and getting better. Its actually quite a boring game after a while, and unfortunately we bought both versions.

Shouldnt even come up in a match 3 search. The difficult mental shift to these… Alternative… Marching mechanics makes the game unfun.

It looks like a match 3. Everyone says its a good match game. It is neither.

Sadly this game isnt what people made it out to be. As others have stated there is little strategy involved and when you just randomly swipe quickly you seem to do better than if you were trying to strategize.

This game is addicting and fun. We cannot find a flaw about it. This game in our opinion should be worth a dollar more!

Some people complain about the fast pace of this game, but YMBAB wouldn’t be as good as it is without it. The stress that the monsters create by inching you toward the edge of the screen makes for some frantic gameplay that is usually reserved for "bullet hell" shooter types. The challenges are always evolving, ranging from passable, to "why the hell is this so impossible"; yet never feel like they rely on luck.

We think we liked 10000000 a little more, but YMBAB is a worthy sequel. It’s fun to have a new game to work through!

Addicting and engaging!!! Really worth the purchase. Found myself looking to play whenever we had a few minutes of time between things!

This game is nearly perfection itself. Simple to pick up, and perfect for short bursts or longer runs. Quite challenging, yet rewarding when a quest is completed. The new daily quest adds even more to the replay value.

This is honestly not what we expected.

Simple to learn and fun to play, a matching game with a fantasy dungeon crawl backdrop, cool pixel-art style characters. Recommended!

Very addicting! Isn’t another lame Candy Crush clone, its the only tile matching game we ever had fun with! Awesome game.

Yes, we know it is 2016 right now, but this game is worth the money. Absolutely no micro transactions which is rare nowadays and awesome gameplay. It is sort of like a candy crush where you must match three or more or tiles but it executes it greatly. This game is a must-buy and an essential for gamers in the iPhone, iPad and iPod.

A lot of negative reviews are saying that it’s too hard. We’ll admit, it can be frustrating at times, but we’ve been able to progress through the game at a pretty steady pace. It is challenging, but not overly difficult. About the game itself, this is one of the only "match 3" types of games we like at all. Great game.

Love it. Much better replayability than we would have expected, too.

This game is so good and so addicting!

We really like this game! It was a bit too fast for us at the beginning, but now that we’ve had some time to get used to the controls and upgrade our stuff we’re finding it to be quite manageable. It’s fun and addicting, but you can play it in short bursts too if you want. We really like how no matter how short a run is, it always says "You Win!" It’s just a little thing that makes us feel good about the progress we’ve made, even if we didn’t fulfill a challenge during that run.

Between addictive and fast paced puzzle solving, upgrading our boat, prestiging, and the fun new daily dungeon in the most recent update, we’ve easily sunk hours into this game. Well worth the price, we find myself playing it nearly once a day even after months of owning it.

This game. This game is hard to stop playing. We just played for like two hours and we want to keep playing but we can’t!

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