Tabletopia Mobile App Help

For players

Tabletopia Mobile has three available game modes – Solo, Hotseat and Online Multiplayer. Many games from our main library are already available in the app and we are constantly working on adapting more games for mobile format. Tabletopia Mobile App can be downloaded for free from the App Store or Google Play.

For game designers

Playtest your own games by yourself and give access to your games to playtesters from your inner circle. More information on that below and in a special article from our Help database.

Supported platforms

Tabletopia Mobile client is now available for both iOS and Android and can be downloaded from Apple App Store  or Google Play.
IOS version supports iPad 4, iPad mini 2 and newer models.
Android app requires version of Android 4.4 or newer.
Cross-play feature is currently in the active development.

Recommendations

Important! As the mobile client doesn’t support voice chat functionality, to ensure smooth game flow in the Online Multiplayer Mode, we recommend to use third-party apps for voice communication, like Skype, Discord etc.

Tabletopia Mobile for players

What to play

Our main, regularly updated game catalog is called Featured Games.

Catalogs

Typical game consists of one or more setups. Each setup can be can be either Free (available to all users) or Premium (available with subscription).

Who can play

We distinct several different access levels:

  • Anonymous user (without logging in)
  • Guest account (without registration)
  • Free registered users (Bronze account)
  • Premium users (Silver & Gold accounts).

Depending on the game mode and type of the setup, players have different restrictions when creating new tables, joining games and having simultaneous play sessions.

Anonymous Guest Free (Bronze) Premium (Silver, Gold)
Solo / Hotseat,
Free setup
Play Play Play Play
Solo / Hotseat
Premium setup
Play
Online Multiplayer,

Free setup

Join table Create table,

Join table

Create table,

Join table

Online Multiplayer,

Premium setup

Join table Join table Create table,

Join table

Simultaneous Tables 1 (Join only) 2 6 (Silver),

10 (Gold)

Important! Limits for simultaneous play session are only applied to Online Multiplayer mode. Refer to the sheet above for number of tables for different types of players. Offline play is not restricted.

How to play

Solo and Hotseat Modes

Solo mode is for just one player. Hotseat mode in intended for multiple players passing the device on their turns. You can play in these modes without established internet connection (after you download the game files before your first game). You can choose any game we prepared for you in Featured, open previously accessed games in Shared Games or play one of your own games in My Games catalog.

Featured

Starting the game

  1. Enter the game’s page.
    game
  2. Click on Download, if you haven’t downloaded this game before.
  3. Pick one of the available setups.
    select-setup

  4. Specify number of players, if needed.
  5. Click either on Play Hotseat or Play Solo, depending on number of players.
    hotseat-play
  6. The game will start loading. After loading is completed, table will open and the game will be ready to begin.

Accessing Premium content

When you open Premium setup without having proper access level, you will be notified about that. To access premium content, you should first upgrade your account on Tabletopia website and then return to Mobile client.
profile-upgrade

Continuing game

Game state is saved automatically. When returning to the game, you can simply choose the same setup with the same number of players and it will be the exactly as you left it.

Restarting the game

If you want to start a new game with the same setup and number of players, open in-game menu and choose Restart option.
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Online Multiplayer Mode

Opening new table

To play in Online Multiplayer mode, select a game from any catalog, start new online table and share its code with your friends. By using the code you provide, they will be able to either play or spectate the game.
Featured

  1. Enter the game’s page.
  2. Click on Download, if you haven’t downloaded this game before.
  3. Pick one of the available setups.
    select-setup

  4. Specify number of players, if needed.
  5. Click on Create Online Table button.
    online-play

  6. Upon creation of new online table you will get a prompt with a special code. From here, you can proceed to playing or open Manage Tables screen for organizing currently ongoing online sessions.
    online-created

  7. Access code will be automatically saved into your clipboard. You can send this code to your friends, so they can connect to your play session from their own devices.
  8. This code can also be accessed from in-game menu later.
  9. You can restart the game by selecting Restart option from in-game menu. This is only available to the host of the table.
    online-code-and-restart

Limitations for simultaneous online sessions

When you create a table, you may get a message saying that you’ve reached limit of simultaneously opened online tables. In this case, you may proceed with one of the two following ways:

  • Upgrading your account

To increase your limit for simultaneously open tables, go to your profile on Tabletopia website and click on Upgrade button.

  • Closing or leaving one of your tables

You may close or leave one of your online tables by pressing Manage Tables button in a dialogue window telling you that you’ve reached that limit. Select one of currently open tables and press either Close or Leave button.
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Accessing Premium content

When you are trying to create new table for Premium setup without having proper access level, you will be notified about that. To access premium content, you should first upgrade your account on Tabletopia website.
profile-upgrade

Continuing game

  1. Open Online Tables window.
  2. Select one of your current tables.
  3. Press Play button.
  4. You can leave tables created by other players by pressing Leave button.
  5. You can close tables hosted by yourself by pressing Close button.
    online-tables-play

Joining other player’s table

When you got sharing code from your friend:

  1. Open the in-game menu and select Online Tables option.
    online-tables

  2. You will see all your currently active tables, both created by yourself and joined via access codes. Press Join Game button.
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  3. Enter your code and confirm. If you have code in your clipboard, it will be entered automatically.
  4. After code verification, app will initiate game download, if necessary, and then will automatically proceed to loading table itself.
  5. Once you can see the setup, select your player seat by pressing one of the colored “+” on the right side of the screen. Or you can just spectate the game, if you want.
    take-seat

  6. Once you take your seat on the table, it will appear in your Online Tables menu and you will be able to rejoin it later, without having to enter access code again.

If you get a message about reached limit for simultaneously opened online tables, you may either upgrade your account, close or leave one of your previously opened online tables or join game as a spectator without occupying a seat.

Tabletopia Mobile for game designers

Playtest your own games

Users with active Premium Designer Plan (Workshop Advanced and Workshop Pro) can create their own mobile setups. You can learn more about it in our instruction for game authors. Your setups will appear in My Games catalog of the mobile app.

Share your games with others

Users with Premium Designer Plan can create access codes for sharing their mobile setups with others. You can learn more about it our instruction for game authors.

Codes for game sharing

Any user can use a sharing code to access specific private setup. This can be used for the purposes of playtesting, game concept presentation etc. To use the code, press Access Game button in Shared Games catalog. All games currently accessed via codes, will be listed in your Shared Games catalog. Please, refer to instruction for more details.

Games from Shared Games

With shared games, any user with access to the setup may start the game in Solo or Hotseat Modes. For online multiplayer mode, you have to be a registered user to be able to create a new table. To join currently open table, you need at least a Guest account.

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