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At our house it's known as the bag of many bags. Between X-Wing and Castles of Mad King Ludwig we had a tonne of extras and started keeping them all in one spot. It's helpful when you get a new game a little light on the organizational tools. Looking at you Xia.
And while I'm hijacking, get these apps:
If you are using the awful cards that are provided in the box, then yeah, the point-tracking is esoteric and clumsy. I suggest using an app. Simple Points Tracker is my personal favorite, though White Wizard made one for one of their other games (Epic ScoreKeeper) that works if you have more than 2 players. If you prefer to keep phones off the table, even a set of D10s is better than those clunky cards.
Now gameplay-wise, I personally enjoy it immensely, but I can see how it wouldn't be for everyone. Unlike Dominion, where you have a limited number of actions and buys, Star Realms works off a "play everything in your hand" mentality, which can get crazy in the late game with combo chains. "I play this card and the loyality gives me this or that, and then because of this other card, I get to draw 2 cards, and hey, one of those cards interacts with cards I've already played, so I get another loyalty which gives me this and..."
I use Simple Point Tracker myself, but yeah, this is one of those games where an app is much better than the alternative. I also bought a bunch of D10s for use when I don't have access to the app (say, my phone is dead or I'm out of town and my wife wants to play with someone). a couple D10s apiece is still better than those silly authority tracker cards.
Great list, thanks. You can also add Simple Points Tracker for Star Realms (it will work for many other games, but was build with SR in mind), if it suits your selection criteria.
On Android I use Simple Point Tracker for Star Realms: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=local.drive.simplepointstracker
I actually tried using some of those apps, I best liked: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=local.drive.simplepointstracker&hl=en
However, I kinda like the real stuff best :D I know, the cards aren't the best solution, and it would probably be best if there was some kind of a spinner or something to track authority :)
I'll throw this app into the mix too. Made by a redditor, simple, and well maintained.
Happy Holidays to all of you guys! A little more than one year ago I've shared with you SPT - my Android app for tracking the score in Star Realms (and similar games) and you gave me some valuable feedback and supported the effort. It now has 5000 downloads, and SPT+, a paid version for those of you who want to support the developer (and get 4 player layout). Since Christmas is a time of giving, I want to share with you some codes for SPT+ you can redeem on Google Play:
They are valid for redeeming untill Jan 1st. The only thing I'll ask you for - please use them only if you really will use SPT+. There is no way I can check whether your intentions are good or if you're redeeming it for no real purpose, but I beleive in you guys, because boardgaming community is honestly one of the best communities I've ever been a part of.
Have fun, play games and stay awesome!
Simple Points Tracker app on Android is great for this.
I like this one, too, for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=local.drive.simplepointstracker
There is one for Android.
Of course: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=local.drive.simplepointstracker
No ads, no issues. It's been great for us. The sound effects are kind of cool too.
For Android, there's Simple Points Tracker.