Is there any way to backup either in the game or on icloud so that you wouldn’t have to start over on a new device? Just curious. Maybe iPhone iTunes backup saves the state of the game? I have just upgraded phones and am just wondering for future reference.

Icloud will do this. Go to settings, iCloud, and make sure Documents & Data is On. This will automatically save the data of certain apps that use this backup method whenever your IOS device performs an iCloud backup. You can see the date of the last backup when you tap Storage & Backup. It will be displayed as Last Backup: xx:xx on the bottom of that screen. You can also perform backups to your iTunes on PC, which will backup not only your data but your apps as well. iCloud doesnt store the apps themselves only data.

Awesome!! Thanks so much for the reply!