Small World 2 game and in-apps are on sale! 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...
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Release Date: Dec 11, 2013

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July 30

Small World but Big Discount

Hello, fellow slaughterers!
A new bundle is now available for Small World 2! Called “Complete Bundle”, because it should make you completely rule the world, it allows you to get 30% off the regular game + its expansions!

If you already have the game, you get only charged for the expansions you don’t own yet, and still save 30%. A great deal to complete your collection!

We hope to see you soon on Small World 2!

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About This Game

Small World 2 game and in-apps are on sale!

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


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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • 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
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • 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
    • Storage: 300 MB available space

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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
The AI is stupidly cheap. They'll target the player and work together to get more points, often ignoring each other's pieces and taking free land.

And really, the point of board games is to play with friends in person. Don't do this to yourself.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
It's great if you love the boardgame version and you'd like to play it with your friends who are far away. It's also helpful for learning more about the different races and the various moves you can make. AI can be a little cheap as others have stated, but if you you and your friends team up, it can be pretty satisfying. ;)
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!! From the second it loaded and went to windowed I had a bad feeling. No full screen mode available. No tutorial or walkthrough, just some bs video poste on Youtube. DONT BUY THIS GAME!!! The developers should be flogged!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
280 of 338 people (83%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
My review is becoming riddled with updates, as the developer has been fixing stuff. Rather than keep trying to patch it, I'm just going to add my latest thoughts up here.

They've been very good about fixing issues quickly, and in particular the fact that it no longer pauses or resets when it loses focus is a massive improvement. There are some lingering issues related to the game's touch-interface-heritage (e.g. the requirement to drag tokens around, rather than being able to just click on a spot), but overall I'm much more satisfied with it now.

To be honest, I still don't heartily endorse it at the current quality and price (especially considering the price of DLC), but the steam rating system requires a thumbs up or a thumbs down and I think it narrowly makes the cut. Hypothetically, it should only get better from here.

I also should mention that at the moment, my review says 164 of 197 people (83%) found this review helpful. Those ratings were from before these updates, when I was giving the game a thumbs down, and that negative review. Hopefully my review is still helpful, but I don't want those people to feel like I hijacked their endorsements or something.

------ Mostly-original review below ------

Board games are my thing. I have almost 500 board games, and Small World is one of my favorites. I even kicked in for the collector's edition in the kickstarter that brought Small World 2.

And... I can't recommend this. Besides being overpriced (the Android version is $10; no idea what DLC costs for Android), it's really poorly designed for PC.

Doing everything requires dragging tokens from one place to another, which would be fine on a touch display but is a huge hassle with a mouse.

The game pauses if it ever loses focus, which means you can't browse the web and such during the computer's turn. Also, if you're playing an online game, and you leave the window's focus, even if it's played every other player's turn for you and it's your turn now, the game rewinds and plays back every turn again. What the hell?!

UPDATE: Quick play is now working, although the sub-minute estimates are quite optimistic. Took me a couple minutes to find a game. I'd previously written that only quick play wasn't working at all (and it wasn't, at the time).

There's support for a friends list, but it uses Days of Wonders' servers to manage your friends. There's no way of seeing your steam friends, as far as I can tell, which is particularly baffling since it already goes out of its way to tie your steam account to a Days of Wonder account.

That said, the quick play issues is the only real 'bug' I've encountered in the hour or so I've had it. All the other problems I have with it are design issues. Technically, it runs well. There's no full screen option, but the window resizes smoothly to whatever size you want (including maximizing).

I'm enjoying it, but I've already sunk the money for it. I don't recommend purchasing it until at the very least the online issues are ironed out, and ideally some more thought is put into how the game should work on PC differently from tablets.

UPDATE: Match making for online quick play is working now
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172 of 203 people (85%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
When Small World 2 functions properly, it's a fun and faster incarnation of its tabletop predecessor. The game is arguably easier to play than its tabletop incarnation because it prevents players from making invalid moves and sometimes indicates possible moves. It also makes it easier for players to keep track of numbers like turns and quantities of troops. The game also captures the aesthetic of Small World very well, and actions are played out rather pleasantly. However, the game crashes or bugs-out frequently. The game is locked at one specific resolution, which cannot be changed (except by maximizing the window, which may sometimes result in letterboxing). There are no settings options whatsoever, aside from game volume and music volume. And finding a game online is horrendous because creating and joining games is tedious, and that's if there's even anyone online to play with (which there more often than not, is not). Many of the UI elements can be confusing, especially since the tooltips (when functional) aren't always informative. Parts of the UI, particularly text, will even change the game's cursor to the system or text cursor, making the entire game feel cheap and poorly made. One would expect many of these issues to be solved, or at least addressed, shortly after the game's release, but since at the time I'm typing this the game has been released for over a year, I believe that it's safe to say that these issues will not be addressed any time soon, if at all. The entire game feels like a half-♥♥♥♥♥ money grab, and despite the genuine entertainment it may provide, albeit in small amounts, I cannot recommend this game while these issues continue to exist.
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207 of 275 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
81.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2013
The core small worlds game is fun and a lot of people want to see a computerized version of it to play online with friends. However it's quite expensive for what you get, only took half a year to make and the DLC option is an insult to any other passionate developer that works his ♥♥♥ off to go that extra mile who truely deserves it. Back in my day DLC was called an expansion pack and it was worth every penny. Here we have a set of simple and over priced DLC packs on day 1, something alreay made & a number of fans could poop out in an afternoon if they spent that time to support mods. OK, It's understandable that a company seeks to maximize profits but this developer goes a little too far with asking consumers to purchase an aditional andriod version even after they have brought the PC one. Not sure if that also requires purchasing the DLC twice but its deserves critisim because the combined price tage is approaching a tripple A title.

As for the quality of the game itself, there are a few bugs with it. The race descriptions don't always render properly, it appears to use flash/html pages for that and suffer from a font issue on my machine. I also caused the game to freeze when attempting to read the rules as the bots were taking their turn. There are limited graphical options for resolution & sound. All said and done, its entertaining for an hour or so but for that price I think you can find something else that will keep you going for far longer.

*update* Some parts of the game looks nice, but the quality of developement feels rushed in how it responds, the screen doesn't scale well in places.

The application must also be active at all times to play multiplayer otherwise you get a re authorization message followed by the turn replaying itself from start which means no browsing on your 2nd monitor to pass the time and even reading the in game rules causes this issue to occur. I like the game but the quality could be better.
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63 of 74 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 22, 2015
This is a fun board game, and I thought I would give it a go with some friends online, but playing online games with friends is extremely buggy with non stop connection and "authenticating" issues.
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61 of 90 people (68%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2015
2/10 Buy the board game, it will run smoother and have more graphical options.
Tutorial video won't run. Despite having no idea what the game was about, I managed to win a few games by randomly clicking on stuff.
It crashed.
It crashed a lot.
It's a port of a mobile version of a board game. Which gives you all the thrills of broken drivers, low resolution graphic, no options, and a game lacking any real life or depth. Nor does the game require any skill, strategy or basic knowledge of what you're doing, s you can beat it by just blindly guessing what it's about.
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30 of 45 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2015
I LOVE the Small World board game (own nearly every expansion, including the hard-to-find ones). Unfortunately, this game is terrible. The computer strategies are often broken, some of the rules aren't implemented correctly (prevents legal moves), and some combinations short-circuit the AI, rendering it useless.

...all that was when the game actually worked. Now it just bugs out every time I try to play, shutting down the game completely. In it's current status this game is unplayable.
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50 of 82 people (61%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2015
Rampant censorship. If you cuss, it not only censors you, but even goes so far as to presume to mute you (even if you are just playing with people you know, who couldn't care less if you cuss or not). So, congratulations, now you can't type anything to your friends at all.
Accidentally clicking the "redeploy" button automatically ends your turn. No take-backsies. Given that the arrows to skip forward to your turn are positioned in the same place as said redeployment button, it is very easy to accidentally click it.
Similarly, if you accidentally drop your tokens on a space (or change your mind about where you want to deploy your troops), too bad.
There is no way to change your mind about your turn, even before clicking to end your turn (which is totally ridiculous given that it is a turn-based game. No one can make any moves until you click your "done" button to indicate that you are finished with your turn, so what does it hurt to let you change your mind about what you are going to do during your turn?)
Other problems with the game:
It crashes out frequently.
Game options are embarrassingly sparse. You get sound volume, music volume, and some minor profile edits. That's it.
Tooltips take several seconds of hovering to show up and are uselessly vague.
As I understand it, this was a cellphone game that was ported to the pc, which could explain why it is so restricted.
You have to set up an account online to play it, which is an annoyance.

My conclusion:
Not even worth $2
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4.7 hrs
Posted: November 25
If you're a fan of the board game, you've got to check this out! Now you can play with your friends and never have to put on clothes! Boxers or briefs, you can take your Flying Amazons to victory!
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9.2 hrs
Posted: November 23
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Li'l Sebastian
5.6 hrs
Posted: November 23
One of the best board game conversions that can be played in single-player. 10/10
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Hatchet Hawk
2.1 hrs
Posted: November 21
Just like the board game. Pretty fun. Difficult game. Really need to play it a lot to come up with the best strategies. A lot of luck is needed too. Once you get how the game works and the rules, it's still difficult to master. Maybe I just don't fully get it, but every game is still pretty challenging.
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1.3 hrs
Posted: November 10
I bought the board game first and didn't understand the point of it. So I bought this thinking I was missing something, and that I would discover the grand strategy of this beloved game. I still don't get it, where is the game, what is the point of it. Its a pretty good conversion, it's just a bad game.
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Why So Serious
42.4 hrs
Posted: November 7
This game is quite fun if you like the original Small World board game. I prefer the mobile version over this though because that's what it seems like it was originally designed for. I like that it includes some of the expansions if you are willing to purchase them (They are much cheaper than buying the real life ones) and the AI can actually be pretty smart. Overall I would say that this was a great remake of the original game.
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4.0 hrs
Posted: October 31
Requires a seperate account to play with friends and online.
Crashes a lot.
Horrible UI.
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