FAQ

What is Caylus?
Caylus is a game for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. The game is based on the Caylus board game.

What is the story of Caylus?
The year is 1289. To strengthen the borders of the Kingdom of France, King Philip the Fair decided to have a new castle built. For the time being, Caylus is but a humble village, but soon, workers and craftsmen will be flocking by the cartload, attracted by the great prospects. Around the building site, a city is slowly rising up…

What is the aim of the game?
The players embody master builders. By building the King’s castle and developing the city around it, they earn prestige points and gain the King’s favour. When the castle is finished, the player who has earned the most prestige wins the game.

How much do games cost on the App Store?
Caylus costs 4,99$.

When will Caylus be available on the App Store?
Caylus will be released in January 2012.

Is it an universal application?
Yes, Caylus is universal application. You buy once and you can use it with your every device (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch).

Do your games support the Game Center?
Yes, Caylus provides Achievements.

Is it the official game version? Do you have an agreement with Ystari Games (owner of the board game’s rights)?
Yes, it is the official version of Caylus. We are allowed to use original game rules and have full support from Ystari Games.

Can I fight versus Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Caylus?
Yes, of course. You can compete against other players or AIs.

What about multiplayer mode?
Caylus provides local pass & play mode (Hotseat) and online mode (asynchronous).

What about Android?
Currently we are not working on Caylus port for Android devices.

What about other platforms?
Yes, we are planning to port Caylus to many other platforms, but we can’t write more now.

Is Caylus popular in the board game community?
Yes, Caylus is well known in the board game community. Caylus holds 10th place in the prestige BoardGameGeek ranking (which contains more than 50,000 games from around the world).

Did Caylus receive any awards?
Many.

  • 2011 Juego del Año Tico Nominee.
  • 2006 International Gamers Award winner.
  • 2006 Deutscher Spiele Preis winner.
  • 2006 Nederlandse Spellenprijs winner.
  • 2006 Spiel des Jahres winner, Special Award for Complex Game.
  • 2006 BoardGameGeek Golden Geek winner, Game of the Year’ and Best Gamer’s Game.
  • 2006 Hra roku (Czech Game of the Year) nominee.
  • 2005 Tric Trac d’or (France), Game of the Year, Winner
  • 2005 Meeples’ Choice Award winner.

Which version of board game rules is the iPhone version of Caylus based on?
Caylus for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch is based on the most recent edition of game – 3rd edition.