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'Lost Cities' finds its way to iOS this month

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''Lost Cities' began as a two-player card game released in 1999.'

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Lost Cities, the award-winning card game from designer Reiner Knizia, is headed to iOS later this month.

Lost Cities, the award-winning card game from designer Reiner Knizia, is headed to iOS later this month, according to the game's official Twitter account.

The objective of the two-player card game "is to mount profitable expeditions to one or more of the five lost cities (the Himalayas, the Brazilian Rain Forest, the Desert Sands, the Ancient Volcanos and Neptune's Realm)," according to the game's website. The iOS port from developers TheCodingMonkeys will include matchmaking via game center, four A.I. opponents with varying play styles and difficulties, and an interactive tutorial.

Lost Cities began as a two-player card game released in 1999. In 2000, the game won an International Gamers Award for best two-player strategy game. Though it was ported to Xbox Live in 2008, the port was pulled in 2009 following Vivendi's merger with Activision, which caused Activision to lose the sales rights.

Kotaku reports that the game is set for an August 23rd release. In the meantime, you can check out a gallery of how the card game's iOS translation looks below.