Board Game Apps

I have a $25 gift card to the Apple App Store. I’ve been hanging on to it because I really don’t know what to get. Today I thought, “why not board games?”

And here we are. 

What are your favorite board game mobile apps? Here’s what I already have:

  • Star Realms
  • Onirim
  • Ascension
  • Latice
  • Magic Duels

What are your favorites?

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13 months ago

Raiders of the North Sea and Lords of Waterdeep have apps! Star realms is a go to for sure on the phone though. 

13 months ago

I have Star Realms—even some of the paid stuff! So good and great while waiting around for pretty much anything. 

13 months ago

Raiders of the North Sea. Great game, great app presentation.

13 months ago

I like the Evolution app on my Android phone. I can't remember if it's paid or freemium, but the app is good if you like the game.

13 months ago

I have wanted to try Evolution, so this might be a good opportunity to do so.

13 months ago

I love it. It was my first "cool" game purchase, after 7 Wonders. Although I bought the full game with the Climate expansion, which I don't think is in the app at all unless they added it.

The game has some engine building aspects, and really cool interactions between different cards. It's very thematic as well. It can feel a bit mean sometimes, so it needs the right group, but it's one of my favorites.

There's a sequel of sorts called Oceans coming out in the next few months that I backed and am looking forward to. According to the designers, it will feel less mean than Evolution, so that's cool.

13 months ago

Would anyone be interested in a review of Evolution? I think it's a fantastic game that doesn't quite get the attention it deserves.

Supporter13 months ago

I would be interested as well!

13 months ago

Cool! Not sure when I'll get it done but I will post one in the coming weeks!

13 months ago

Yeah, I'd definitely be interested in one. Would love to hear your thoughts on it.

13 months ago

Sweet, I'll start thinking about it. Never written a game review before, so I'll have to think about how to approach it.

13 months ago

Reviews typically are your thoughts--good or bad--on the product. Even if you love it, try and do it from a critical perspective. That doesn't mean you can't gush over it; please do! But if there's something you recognize that might be a weakness, or even not as strong as the rest, let us know. As a reader, I want to learn what makes you like the game, and what things you don't particularly care for (if anything).

There are plenty of approaches, so find one you're comfortable with and go to town with it. I'm looking forward to learning more about it!

Also, I just downloaded the free version of the app, so I'll have to give that a spin soon to see if I want the full version. Thanks for the suggestion!

13 months ago

Hope you enjoy the app! I do wish it had the Climate expansion, but oh well. Thanks for the tips, I'm looking forward to posting it!

Supporter13 months ago

Through the Ages is fun! I also have the Sentinels of the Multiverse app. 

Supporter13 months ago

How does through the ages feel compared to the board game. 

Supporter13 months ago

I only have the app for through the ages. But from what I’ve heard it’s a very good rendition of the game. Many people said that it’s the best way to play through the ages. 

Supporter13 months ago

Thanks. I'll have to think about it. 

13 months ago

I've also wanted to give Through the Ages a go, so I'll have to consider this one. Thanks!

Supporter13 months ago

I expect that you’ll like it. We have exactly the same tastes, after all. 

Owner13 months ago

The only app I've played has been Ascension which was fantastic! Not the best modern interface but I certainly got to play a bunch of Ascension!

13 months ago

It's actually a really good game on mobile! I used to play it alllll the time.