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  • Summary: Sit on the throne as a benevolent (or malevolent) medieval monarch of the modern age and swipe your royal fingers either left or right to impose your will upon the kingdom. Survive the seemingly never-ending gauntlet of requests from your advisors, peasants, allies, and enemies whileSit on the throne as a benevolent (or malevolent) medieval monarch of the modern age and swipe your royal fingers either left or right to impose your will upon the kingdom. Survive the seemingly never-ending gauntlet of requests from your advisors, peasants, allies, and enemies while maintaining balance between the influential factions of your kingdom. But beware; each decision you make might have implications and unfortunate consequences down the road that could put your reign and family’s dynasty at risk! Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 11, 2016
    90
    While there isn’t much to do after your first playthrough, Reigns is a short and sweet micromanagement adventure game filled with quirky characters and amusing conversations.
  2. Aug 13, 2016
    80
    Reigns is shrewd and playful, with a straightforward interface and a handful of terrific twists thrown in for good measure. Whenever things risk getting too stale, a new event or set of cards can turn up to keep one hooked, and a single playthrough won’t uncover all the secrets, as well as the ways to meet some grisly fate.
  3. 80
    Reigns is definitely meant for a touch screen, but the PC version plays okay. Press the left/right arrow once to view the selection and again to confirm your choice. But choose wisely, as the game reflects real life in at least one way by not providing an undo button.
  4. 80
    Reigns provides hours of entertainment for a cheap price. Presenting more of a balancing act than a moral dilemma, it can be equally as satisfying as it is frustrating at times. One thing it always does, though, is it keeps players interested.
  5. Sep 24, 2016
    80
    Despite the banal gameplay mechanics, Reigns is a great little game that will keep you engaged for hours. Nerial is another studio proving that minimalism can go hand in hand with great gameplay.
  6. CD-Action
    Nov 18, 2016
    80
    A humorous, easy to pick up kingdom simulator inspired by... Tinder. [11/2016, p.71]
  7. Sep 7, 2016
    60
    Reigns offers a pretty, innovative and charming diversion, then, but don’t let yourself care too deeply about what actually happens, or the charm will give way to frustration fast.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Aug 29, 2016
    10
    A clever idea that's perfect for smartphones. Reigns has ample thought put into it's complicated yet easy to grasp idea. Being a King hasA clever idea that's perfect for smartphones. Reigns has ample thought put into it's complicated yet easy to grasp idea. Being a King has never been more fun and challenging. Perfect to play for short bursts on the go, or long stretches at home. And there's no microtransactions, even on tablets and smartphones! Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2017
    10
    A clever idea that's perfect for smartphones. Reigns has ample thought put into it's complicated yet easy to grasp idea. Being a King hasA clever idea that's perfect for smartphones. Reigns has ample thought put into it's complicated yet easy to grasp idea. Being a King has never been more fun and challenging. Perfect to play for short bursts on the go, or long stretches at home. And there's no microtransactions, even on tablets and smartphones! Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2018
    8
    Reigns has a original game design but sometimes game is so boring.But this game is soo funny and enjoyable
  4. Apr 15, 2018
    7
    Reigns is a good game, but there are some flaws. The lack of cards in general make you alway see the same cards, which frankly become quiteReigns is a good game, but there are some flaws. The lack of cards in general make you alway see the same cards, which frankly become quite boring. I have come to the point where I just spam yes and hope to see a special event.

    But otherwise, it is a original and funny game that is '' acceptable '' compared to the price. I'd recommend it for a bored person, but not for a person searching serious gameplay.
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  5. Aug 6, 2018
    7
    Very entertaining distraction to spend time while waiting for something else) Perfect for phone, decent for PC.
  6. Nov 5, 2016
    6
    Es una idea original y entretenida pero no muy rejugable. La primera vez que lo juegas lo disfrutas mucho y sientes que cada decisión esEs una idea original y entretenida pero no muy rejugable. La primera vez que lo juegas lo disfrutas mucho y sientes que cada decisión es importante y decisiva. Al final se hace corto y repetitivo. Experiencia interesante de un solo uso. Expand
  7. Jan 21, 2017
    4
    A rather pointless and randomness-driven game where you pretend to be a king making decisions, mostly by saying "yes" or "no".

    The good: -
    A rather pointless and randomness-driven game where you pretend to be a king making decisions, mostly by saying "yes" or "no".

    The good:
    - the system is unque, I haven't seen any game simplify what usually is a strategy game to simple yes/no swipes

    The so-so:
    - primitive, yet stylish graphics
    - quite a lot of situations and different decisions which generally don't repeat themselves. Even on your 3rd playthrough you will be seeing new stuff and reading new text

    The bad:
    - the outcomes from the decisions feel very random and sometimes don't even make sense (e.g. the military asks for your permission to attack a neighbor island because it's a "menace", yet when you agree the attitude of the military drops)
    - sometimes the decisions are very unclear, and one leads to your death. E.g. will you go hunting? Yes, why not. But during the hunt you fall from a horse and die. Game over. WTF? This isn't decision making.

    I'd call this game an "excercise in futility": intelligence generally doesn't help to be good at this game. You could be just a well playing the following game: throw a dice. If it's a "1", game over. Otherwise you proceed to the next turn and get 1 score point. Dull? Well, let's add to that the requirement that you read a medieval-themed paragraph of text before each throw of your dice. Not so dull now.

    Actually, on mobile this game can be quite appropriate because tired office plankton returing from work on a subway will find it "relaxing" to mindlessly sweep left and right and see what happens. Here I'd suggest an even better mobile game for 1 year olds: you touch the screen, and a random animation plays, e.g. birds fly across the screen. You could keep a toddler's attention for a couple minutes with that. Sadly, you need to be able to read to play "Reigns". They didn't make the game accessible for 1 year olds!
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