Top board game apps
With the rise of smart phone convenience it makes sense why we’d like to have some of our favorite games available through the app store. I know I have a couple friends out of state that I’d love to be able to play games with but unfortunately can’t because of the obvious distance between us. So, the availability of some of our favorites via the app store has helped us be able to enjoy the experience of gaming through some of the top board game apps. Aside from the distance between friends some of these titles just provide us with the convenience, and the space, of these large titles in the palm of our hand. When applied with pass-and-play or AI–the game will feel as epic as the analog experience can.
Top board game apps
Star Realms (Apple and Android) is one of the first board game apps I downloaded to play with a friend of mine from New York. I was skeptical at first because I never played Star Realms before. It’s a 2 player deck-building combat card game by Darwin Kastle. It combines the beauty of deck building with a trading system. The game supports a trade row made of cards that we can purchase and use as we draw up from our deck and play from our hand. As you build your deck, you’ll be discarding, reshuffling, and playing these cards to victory. I love the app because I don’t think I’d find this game as easy to get down if it weren’t for the convenience of automatically summing my points up for me and highlighting my actions. I see this as a game that works better virtually than through the analog version. Definitely a number for our top board game apps.
up to 2 Players
Camel Up (Apple only) was just recently released on the app store for Apple and support up to 8 players online! While it’s still in it’s first few versions we can expect a lot of fun to come out of this gem. Bet on the 5 racing camels and try to come in first and second as they circle around the pyramid. Dice shuffled and folled from the pyramid control the fate of these camels as they race to the finish in line to hopefully win your bet! The large multiplayer support and easy game mechanics make this an easy choice for the Top board game apps.
up to 8 players
Ticket To Ride (Apple and Android) is a automatic modern board gaming classic that highlights the best of Eurogaming and classic gaming. Ticket to Ride has players collect cards of various locations and different train type cars and colors in order to claim railway across North America. Create long routes, tactical rail ways, and strategic positioning to claim victorious at the end of the game. What provides this game one of our top board game apps is it’s ability to conveniently store away the expansions all on 1 piece of programming. The convenience of multiplayer rooms and the full games in the palm of your hand not only saves you money on standalones and expansions, but has it conveniently stored in your pocket.
up to 4 players
Pandemic (Apple and Android) is probably something many will like to see at the top of this list. It’s a fantastic cooperative board game about containing an outbreak. Another unfortunate app that is missing their online component but is quickly forgotten with the pass-and-play availability from solo play to up to 4 players. It’s a game of moving around the board, clearing cases of the outbreak, and drawing cards hoping you don’t pull a outbreak card. The game is a tough cooperative experience and is beautiful to look at via mobile gaming.
up to 4 players
Hey That’s My Fish! (Apple and Android) is a game that I’d consider easily managed via virtually than as an analog experience. The game is interactive and the design is easily a catch. It provides players with the pass-and-play up to 4 players or allows for solo play as well. The game is simple, pick up fish to collect points and hope to not get trapped by falling land. What is great about this title is how simple it is to pick up and enjoy.
Up to 4 players