Board games on iOS

12-12-2013, 07:43 PM
#1
Board games on iOS

I was unable to find a thread for the various board games converted to iOS

Is there one or list of them??

Thanks!
12-16-2013, 03:31 PM
#2
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 87
Try looking over at BoardGameGeek.com. They have a section dedicated to iOS board gaming and it's what I use as my source. They have a comprehensive list somewhere.

12-16-2013, 04:00 PM
#3
I've played Monopoly and Risk on ios, they were alright, but board games play better on boards.
12-16-2013, 04:18 PM
#4
There is a decent amount of them if you are interested in euro-boardgames and some Amer-trash as well (still don't know why that is the preferred term for those made here in the West) as well as a good amount of card games as well!

Off the top of my head:
You can find a good amount of Reiner Knizia's games on iOS
Space Hulk
Quarriors
Suburbia
War of the Roses
Lost Cities
Ketlis
Cafe International
Cargo Runners
Blue Lion
Warhammer Quest
Talisman
Elder Signs Omen
Ghost Stories
Agricola
Eclipse: New Dawn for the Galaxy
La Havre
D&D: Lords of Waterdeep
Caylus
Brief History of the World
Small World 2
Yggdrasil
Alien Frontiers
Dominant Species
Forbidden Isle
Titan
City of Thieves
Zombies!!!
Pandemic
Puerto Rico
San Juan
Chainsaw Warrior
Summoner Wars
Bang!
Nightfall
Ticket to Ride
Timeline
Its Alive!
Stone Age
Food Fight!
Catan
Carcassone
Fluxx

And many, many more that I can't think of off the top of my head!
12-17-2013, 08:37 AM
#5
And HROOGAR - Fantasy Board Game!!! Don't miss out







iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hroogar-with-friends/id588222640&mt=8

Have a nice day!
12-17-2013, 09:04 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Canton, Ohio
Posts: 2,796
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
I've played Monopoly and Risk on ios, they were alright, but board games play better on boards.
Actually lots of board games play better on iOS, some board games have hundereds of little pieces or lots of rules and these games are much easier on iOS.
12-18-2013, 11:11 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
I've played Monopoly and Risk on ios, they were alright, but board games play better on boards.
I'm very happy that developers like Playdek and Code Monkeys disagree with you.
12-18-2013, 11:13 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 9,818
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Originally Posted by MrMojoRisin View Post
I'm very happy that developers like Playdek and Code Monkeys disagree with you.
I agree. Its like people saying Sonic plays better on consoles, or playing MAME/Gameboy you need the original hardware

Yeah of course board games are better on the actual boards and same for those consoles but we're talking about having a quality portable experience here and the board games i've seen are great, i can take them anywhere with me and play on the train rather than getting out a board/all the pieces and invite strangers to play (rather than play on my device against the computer !)

That previous comment sounds like my dad who moans 'how can anyone read a book on those tablet things, use the real thing...' !
12-18-2013, 11:21 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by Bool Zero View Post
There is a decent amount of them if you are interested in euro-boardgames and some Amer-trash as well (still don't know why that is the preferred term for those made here in the West)
"Ameritrash" refers to dungeon crawlers and other games that rely heavily on luck and "brute force" as opposed to the "more refined" and strategic "euros".

And it's not really a preferred term. It's just one that kind of stuck in the community.
12-18-2013, 11:24 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
I agree. Its like people saying Sonic plays better on consoles, or playing MAME/Gameboy you need the original hardware

Yeah of course board games are better on the actual boards and same for those consoles but we're talking about having a quality portable experience here and the board games i've seen are great, i can take them anywhere with me and play on the train rather than getting out a board/all the pieces and invite strangers to play (rather than play on my device against the computer !)

That previous comment sounds like my dad who moans 'how can anyone read a book on those tablet things, use the real thing...' !
Indeed. I'll go so far as to say that the MAIN reason I even got an iPad was for the many great board game conversions available for it.