Buggy updates and terrible customer service
The last two updates have left my game broken. Though I've leveled up 4 times during that time, I have repeatedly been returned to a board 5 boards behind where I should be, effectively leaving me unable to move forward in the game.
When I tried to contact customer service with this issue to alert them to the fact that the bug had not been fixed, I received a response full of attitude. The rep basically implied that I should have been happy with the 100 dice they gave out to everyone as an apology for the bug and that the issue had been fixed already. Clearly it has not been because my game is still not working and I have noticed many other players who have complained about the exact same issue within the last few hours. I have no reason to lie and I resent the implication that I would, especially since I initially refrained from leaving a poor review so as to allow them the fair opportunity to fix the problem. This is extremely rude and disappointing.
While I'm here I will also point out that using slanted eyes to represent Asian bunnies is very offensive. It has been bothering me ever since the Chinese board was introduced but I have held my tongue because I previously respected the game developer and trusted that they did not intend offense. After the disrespectful exchange with their customer service, I have concluded that they simply do not care about their users' experience.
The update seemed fair but..
by AVerySadPlayer 😔
The update seemed pretty cool at first because now I have 80 rolls instead of 50 each time I play and the regeneration speed is a little faster now. However, the game is still made almost impossible because I have to spend 7 million coins to update certain landmarks and buildings. Which honestly is ridiculous. I didn’t complain at first because originally I only had to update one board twice but so far I have updated my board 2 times already and it sent me back to the same board yet a third time. This is game is stating to longer be fun. When the update happened I thought it would be great at first but the update had no real difference if the roles go up and the prices skyrocket too you might as well have left it at 50 rolls with the same prices.
It shouldn’t be easy but it also shouldn’t be impossible. The fact that there is no cap on how much money someone can steal from you also makes it extremely hard to update anything then you play the waiting game so you can get more rolls when you run out and try to save your coins but when you come back all of them are gone. Being about to steal 6 Million coins from someone is crazy to me...honestly. Idk when I get enough coins to upgrade to a new board then maybe I’ll update my response on how many times I need to upgrade one single board but so far, like I mentioned before, I am on my third upgrade for the board I am currently on.
Really fun but you pay to advance
This game is really fun and I’ve been playing it for probably over 2 years but I will be undownloading it because I’m tired of paying. I’m on level 170 and the newest board and I can say for certain that this game has gotten greedy. In order to advance in the events, you need to buy rolls if you ever hope to get the final event rewards in the time frame that the event runs. And they keep track of what you pay for the bundles because the cost will keep going up. I ran a little experiment because it started wanting me to pay $30-50 for a bundle that used to cost maybe $5-10. So I stopped paying for awhile. After about 6 months of not paying and not playing, bundles started costing close to $10-15. Ridiculous that this company plays people like that. Also, after spending god knows how much to finish that Christmas album, the developers send some of us something to “reward” our hard work. I got stickers. STICKERS! Seriously??? I pay hundreds of dollars to finish that album on time for the final reward and I get stickers?? Also, carrots for events are harder to get. I used to be able to get carrots at least 10 times across my board. There’s only 3 carrot tiles on my board right now. Absolutely ridiculous. Like I said, fun game and obviously addicting, but be prepared to pay if you want to advance.
I Love this game, but there are some bugs and flaws
by Emerald D.G
This game is amazing dont get me wrong, but Im starting to get bugs and glitches every now and then. Starting when i moved to the Robot board, when i landed on the tile to fight the robot, he had 780 health! He only had 280 when i first checked too! But when the time ran out to defeat him, he went back down to 280 health again. That annoyed me since it happened three times in a row, but then it didnt matter anymore because today i moved to a new board, the Sugar Rush board. I rolled a few times and landed on the tile that lets you bake with chocolate. Once again, the “health” or amount i needed to add was 280, but then when i put in the chocolate, it went up to 780 again! And i only can get 48 in per chance with 6x boost, so literally i can only get in 8 with a normal roll. Thats not enough to fill the bowl within 24 hours. I dont know if this is supposed to happen, but please change it back to normal. Besides that, the suggestions i may have is that you get to make your own board piece or skin. Like have you be able to take and mold shapes, color them, and make your own piece. That would be cool, other than that, the game is great and i hope you fix every problem you find, Thanks.
Too many issues with in-app purchases
It’s impossible to get anywhere in this game without spending money, you will quickly get bored and/or lose interest because you can’t move up with the small amount of rolls they give and the fact that it takes almost a full day to earn more. Other than that, I haven’t had a lot of issues with the game itself except for occasional slowness and crashing when there is a special event happening which I attribute to server load balancing/performance issues. The biggest problem I’ve had involves dealing with their support team when something goes wrong with in-app purchases. I’ve been double-charged or didn’t receive what I paid for a few times and each time I have to argue with their support team despite having sent receipts to prove I was either double charged or didn’t get what I paid for, the most recent time being a double charge that they responded back claiming it was legitimate without actually reading what I explained or the attached screenshots. (Based on the mention of incorrect dates that weren’t in the screenshot.) It’s very frustrating. When they finally do acknowledge the mistake they still don’t send you what you paid for, but what they consider to be the equivalent in Gems, which can be annoying if you purchased based on a special that was related to an event and were supposed to get other extras.
Throw the whole game away
UPDATE: as you can see the developer responded asking for more feedback. When I responded back through email asking what they wanted to know I never received a response. I once loved this game and would love to play again but not until they make major improvements. And it seems the sleepovers want to look like they’re trying by not actually do anything. So if you see them respond don’t be fooled thinking they give a crap about our feedback
When I first started playing I loved the game it was really fun. I even liked the introduction of new boards. But they made several fatal mistakes and I’m finally done with the crappy game. They changed the prices of stuff in the store so you pay more and get less and they added mini games that started out fair but only get more impossible to win anything from, hey do constant contests but unless your outing money into the game it’s impossible to win. This game has become such a greedy cash grab. And they don’t give players anything worth while in return. Don’t waste your time. They also don’t scale things properly. They said with the new boards we would never lose tiles. I’d visit boards at a Mac lower level than I that had significantly more tiles. That hardly seems fair. The game I once loved I now hate. They only give you 4 rolls an hour and your expected to save millions for upgrades so that it takes weeks instead of leveling up every few days. Throw the whole game away
I love this game and have been playing for about a year and a half now but I have to say I was a little irritated with a glitch that happened to me recently- as in today. There are these really cute promos where you earn flags or carrots or flowers as it is this time. The game seems to have a problem though, as I had 98 flowers when I logged off yesterday but when I logged in today I had to restart because it erased all of my progress! Now I’m only at 96 but the promotion doesn’t end for another day and four hours. The sketchier part is you are supposed to be listed with people who start essentially at the same time as you; as you have to earn so many to get into a list to begin with; and then see who wins the biggest prize from there. However, now not only have I’ve been pooled with the same exact list of people (which if I had to restart I would have had to earn into a different group) but some of these dedicated players have four hundred or more flowers; which is awesome work on their part but not nearly fair to players such as myself who suffered from this glitch. I am confused as to why mine were taken away. These are something earned by visiting a friend, owning a building, landing on a cop car etc so it’s not like they can be stolen such as the steal space or bank when someone visits. Please fix this.
Pass the rolls please
I was kind of iffy about this game at first, but I kept seeing ads for it so I decided to give it a try. This game has me feigning for my rolls. You start out slower like you do on all games, start building up your board as you think to yourself “this isn’t so bad, how hard can this game really be? This is it?”. Then it happens, someone takes the train to your board, they visit and leave. That’s when you think “ok what was the point in that?”. You start building your board up even more, gaining some mad coinage and building up your buildings worth. You sign off because you’re out of rolls. An hour or two you come back and you just see smoke. Check your alerts and someone came along and wrecked your buildings, own your buildings, and stole your money and all you want to do is seek revenge. You will take from others as they have done to you and you will not feel bad. This game is amusing and entertaining. I’m back on the prowl for rolls. I even made my kids and husband download the game so I could get more rolls for them joining. Now they play until they cannot play and then wait impatiently for their rolls. So if anyone has the secret on how I can roll more, pass the rolls please 😊
Even though I usually get very *board*, very quickly, with simple games like Board Kings, I can’t seem to put it down! It’s cute design, complete with little buildings, scenery, and, of course, adorable bunny citizens, creates a calming atmosphere while offering an excitement analogous to gambling when the player casts the die.
While leveling up within your own board is the main goal, there is a multiplayer feature in the game called the Train, which allows the player to steal from others and see what your board can become in later levels. The experience is oddly humbling, and festers a sense of community in the game.
The only real criticism I have for Board Kings is that the board does not offer much customization early on, which tends to bother me to the point of quitting a mobile game. However, I’ve fallen in love with the game’s 3D style so deeply, that I can’t bring myself to lower my rating.
Overall, the subtle details within the game, like the placement of shadows and the cartoonish, yet intricate, movements of things such as bunnies, the die, and even the serene motions of the trees, create a lovable game where I am happy to escape the real world to watch a tiny mayor give a speech to bunny paparazzi.
Addicted to this game!
I enjoy this game as it reminds me of the popular classic game we all know and love. The first thing I do when I’m half awake in the morning is check my game. It’s gotten so addictive that I’ve had to make some purchases because I just couldn’t turn the game off! I do lots of reviews but never really review games. I just had to share my love of this game and I hope my suggestions are taken into consideration to help make the game even more fun for everyone else. A big one I think could help is when asking questions and tagging a friend just have a link for a certain amount of time or clicks. Another big one would be to have friends help protect your board as well as give daily prizes. I had the maximum amount of friends and wasn’t fun to be attacked by friends. We could all be more beneficial if we help one another. Also, why not have auto throw of the dice just we we get in the mini boss games as well as purchasing a variety of juice packs? Making mini purchases for me in multiple transactions is more appealing to me than to spend $29-$49 at a time with other things I didn’t want to purchase. Just some thoughts! (BloggingMama aka Crystal Warrenfeltz)