Based on the phenomenally successful Small World fantasy board game with over 500,000 copies sold! Take control of insanely fun fantasy race & special power combos, such as Berserk Halflings, Triton Merchants, Alchemist Ratmen and Dragon-master Amazons, to grab all the land you can in a world that is just too small to share with your...
User reviews: Very Positive (274 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 11, 2013

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June 11

Small World 2.5 Update is Available!

Introducing Small World 2.5

Featuring an even more refined online game system that delivers the best of both asynchronous and competitive online play, Small World 2.5 now gives you:
  • A full-featured Lobby with real-time chat, list of connected players, game creation and list of open games to join. Within this Online Arena you’ll find a thriving community of avid Small World players ready to play 24/7.
  • New Single-Session Online games – real-time gaming with bots taking over when someone quits. Even better, all games now run with a Speed Chess-like competitive Player clock that controls how much time each player has left to play.
  • Multi-Session Online games – the asynchronous gaming already in Small World 2, but with even more options to control who gets invited, how long your game will last, and a myriad of other options regarding ranked games, karma filtering, starting player selection, and more.
  • We’ve also implemented more of everything: More ranking, persistent in-game chat, chat in the final score screen, and a super detailed statistics screen at the end of each game to analyze how each player performed with various race/power combinations.
  • And last but not least, we now provide a Linux version, included in the same SteamPlay™ package!

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“Best iPad Strategy/Simulation Game of the year!”
Pocket Gamer Awards

“Game of the Year !!!”
Games Magazine

About This Game

Based on the phenomenally successful Small World fantasy board game with over 500,000 copies sold! Take control of insanely fun fantasy race & special power combos, such as Berserk Halflings, Triton Merchants, Alchemist Ratmen and Dragon-master Amazons, to grab all the land you can in a world that is just too small to share with your opponents!

A host of new features await you in this colossal update:
  • 2, 3, 4 and 5 player maps to conquer
  • Play with friends on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2nd gen) and of course Windows, OSX, Linux and SteamOS
  • Play Online games in real-time or turn-by-turn, with friends & strangers from the world over; and Local games over Wifi
  • Play Solo against up to 4 built-in AI; Pass’n Play with up to 5 live opponents on a single device
  • 20 new races & special powers to master through in-app purchases of Cursed!, Grand Dames and brand new to digital Be Not Afraid…
  • Online, Solo & Face to Face scores with daily, weekly and forever rankings
  • Comprehensive Small World Encyclopedia detailing all rules, races, special powers, icons & more!
  • Extensive Days of Wonder Online Buddies integration
  • Brand new musical score, sound effects, graphics and animations
  • Video Tutorial by Master Glandulf himself

MAJOR KUDOS TO THE 7,042 KICKSTARTER BACKERS WHO HELPED US MAKE SMALL WORLD 2 COME TO LIFE!

What’s new in this version?

  • New "Online Arena" with lobby to set-up online games.
  • New "Single Session" game mode for real-time play, with AI Bots hot-swapping when players quit a game or run out of time.
  • New invitation system with preliminary acceptation round before game start, in asynchronous mode.
  • New "Players’ Clock" letting you set the amount of time available to each player, for competitive, Speed Chess-style play
  • Detailed stats at end game: analyze how your and your opponents’ combos performed!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.6 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 or better recommended with OpenGL 1.5 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: MacOS X version 10.8 "Mountain Lion" or higher
    • Processor: Intel 1.6 GHz or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 or better recommended
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or more recent
    • Processor: Dual Core 1.6 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024x768 or better recommended with OpenGL 1.5 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
A well-written port of the boardgame by the same name. The AI plays well enough to not be boring, and the game itself plays well. This port works hard to recreate the feeling of playing the boardgame, and does so quite well. However, it's no substitute for having a few friends sitting at the table with you.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
is gud i like irl much fun
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0 of 12 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
This is like a very bad version of Risk. Every turn, all of your extra cards go back into your hand, and you can not place them on territories you already have, so territories can not be reinforced by other units. Some strategy game. This game also has the worst tutorial I have ever seen. If you want a game like this, just buy Risk, it is much better. The only thing I liked were the races, which I thought were pretty cool, and the placing victory coins on them was a very good way to increase the stakes. This game is almost good. 4/10
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17.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Great boardgame gets a great videogame treatment! Local multiplayer makes a great alternative to getting out the box and playing tabletop when kids are around to grab at the 100+ pieces in the game.

As for the game itself:
It's a Risk-esque territory accumulation game, set in a fantasy world, but without the massive luck based elements of risk. Over the course of the game you'll control different factions (elves, orcs, sorcerers, etc.) all with different attributes that tweak the core rules. Each faction gets assigned a random special ability like flying, berserking or dragon master that further tweaks the rules.

Each territory requires 2 soldiers to conquer, with 1 additional required for each additional factor like terrain, fortifications or opponents troop occupation. Eventually your troops will wear thin and you'll have to put your active race in decline; all but one troop in each location is removed from the board. You still collect points for those territories; but special abilities & troop movement are no longer an option. At the start of your next turn you'll be able to select a new faction.

Play continues for 10 rounds with points being accumulated for each territory you control at the end of each turn. It's fast paced, with fun art and concept; and also scales very well. It supports 2-5 players, but has a different sized game board depending on how many people are playing!
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Awesome game, plays exactly like the board game and ensures that you won't make any rules mistakes. Random bugs do happen and would love to see a patch. It's totally playable right now and it's a lot of fun.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I enjoy this game. I haven't really had an easy time finding multiplayer games though... This edition has allowed me to correct mistakes I have been making with the rules while playing the board game so it was worth the price of admission for that alone! :)
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
This is a very sloppy port of the mobile version of a very fun board game. The text has letters stuck together. The game runs in a window. When you choose a new race to play as, the description of their abilities needlessly covers the map (which you need to be able to see to choose the appropriate race to kill off your friend's filthy Merchant Orcs) and if you click "Show Map" then the races you can pick from also disappear along with the bloated help text. That's right - the area beside the map that's used to show the races you can pick just goes BLANK when you show the map. Just an awful, sloppy port.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Superb translation of the board game. The AI isn't too bad and often provides a good challenge, which is impressive given the number of different races and special powers they can be combined with. The online and local multiplayer options are truly superb. The game isn't without some bugs however, the android version often crashes but works ok when rebooted and the final scores occasionally disappear only to reappear a few days later. This can be quite frustrating when all you want to do is see who won. The DLCs only work on the platform they've been purchased on, so a steam DLC won't work on android or IOS - you can however, continue or join a game started using the DLCs on a platform where you don't own them. The game is great fun, particularly if you like the boardgame but I've introduced it to friends who've never heard of the boardgame and they've loved it too.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Decent version of the boardgame experience, although latest version does seem to have some issues playing on fullscreen.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
Exactly the same board game for the work days between the fysical smelly encounter with your frie....wait. Why do i still meet up with people when I can sit here naked without judgement? Excactly, neither do you! Get this game and laugh at them without ever seeing each other.

Due to the syncing via DaysOfWonder server you can play the same games turn based on android and steam. They sync is instant...man i love the instant sync. Did i mention you can just do a move via the steam client, go to the toilet with your android device in hand and do your next turn on the stairs while breaking your neck? I know what your thinking, easy win for the ranking.

Indeed.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
The digital version of this now iconic TableTop will definitely deliever on the co-op experience. If you are looking for turn-based fun for the whole couch party!
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Fun, just like the board games, but without all the setup.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
My fiance and I own the board game. This version is faithful, and has a lot of the fun elements of the board game, and plays very quickly versus the computer. The random attributes + race attribute combo keeps it from getting dull, and there seems to be a very active comunity. Additionally, it seems like they are putting all the expansions out as DLC over time, so there's gonna be a lot of content on the horizion. Its a fun time!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
83.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Small World 2 stays true to the board game. The graphics and strategies remain. It keeps the game mechanics, so anyone who has played on the table can translate their experience to the game here easily. I chose to buy the online version for a couple reasons:
1) No set up and no accidentally missing or moving pieces.
2) No accidentally mistaking a rule.
3) The online experience lets me play with friends who have moved far away.
If you play German board games or if you like strategy, Small World 2 is fun because there are so many variations on the player’s character choices. You might play trolls or amazons out of habit, but the attributes they have in a given game can completely change the way you play them.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
coool
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
One of my playgroup's staple board games - a sure favourite
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
The game is so bugged, while you are playing the game, all of a sudden no one has a turn, and you cant do anythiing in the game other then leave befour your done.... that is pretty lame
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
A solid implementation of one of my favorite board games of all time. What more can you ask for?
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
LOVE THIS GAME
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Decent port of the awesome board game. Linux support as well!
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