Review: Triple Town
At a Glance
|This game is recommended!
This game is not just good fun, it also stays fairly true to Christian moral values, making it a great addition to anyone's library!
|ESRB Rating:||NR - Not Rated|
|Review Published On:||January 16th, 2017|
The settlements you're building are saved when you leave them (either by quitting the game or by returning to the main island). To resume work on them, just select the ship that has its sails unfurled.
Trapping bears turns them into gravestones. In turn, the gravestones can be matched in groups of three to form churches.
In addition to being a central location for gathering and growing general goods, your capital city acts as a hub that allows you to select what sort of colony you'd like to create. There are always several ships in the harbor, and each one represents a different type of colony.
When you've selected which colony to start, the boat leaves port and you're taken to the playing field. This is literally a field with grass, bushes and other things littered about. Each turn, you'll be given a new object (usually grass) to plant in the field. By placing three or more objects side by side, they merge into a new, higher level object. For example, three clumps of grass becomes a bush, three bushes form a tree, and three trees form a house.
Making things problematic are bears. These miscreants are an annoyance that might be handed to you instead of something useful. They take up a spot on the map, preventing you from placing anything there. Each turn, they'll wander one step in a random direction, unless you block them in with other bears or other objects. When they can't move, they "die", becoming gravestones. These will combine like other objects, forming churches, cathedrals and eventually treasure.
A possible aid in your city building is the Marketplace, found to the right of the field. You can use items stored here to help build up your colony. If you have enough coins and the store has something you want in stock, you can also purchase what you need.
The game simply continues until you run out of available spaces.