Small World is one of the world’s most popular board games with 650,000 copies sold all over the world, spanning both its physical and digital versions which are dynamite sales in the board game world. We reviewed its digital version, Small World 2 (read the full review here), and while it had some fairly extensive multiplayer options available to it, it lacked perhaps a more competitive approach to its multiplayer modes. Thankfully though, Days of Wonder is adding a new update, the Small World 2 Tournament Style update, which adds quite a few features that board game buffs are going to really appreciate.
Chief among the updated features is the Tournament-Style multiplayer, which allows times to be set for how long players can take to make their moves. This includes a feature that allows an AI to take over for a player that runs out of time, seeing the game to completion, and although the AI may win in the person’s place, does not count as a win for that player. This is a really neat feature as it means that games cannot be ruined by people giving up or simply leaving the game, something that has typically plagued digital board games.
The update also includes several new modes, including Single and Multi Session games, Online Arena, which features a real-time chat lobby and other community focused features, and quite a few chat options have been added at player’s request, in particular persistent chat windows being available while in-game. It’s a pretty extensive update, one which Days of Wonder is hoping will foster the same kind of community that has taken shape over at its other popular digital board game, Ticket to Ride.
If you want to take advantage of the new Small World 2 update, you can pick up the game from the Play Store at the links below. And for more details about the update, take a look at the Press Release below.