Top 5 Digital Board Games

I subscribe to the philosophy that playing a wide variety of games is a great way for a game designer to grow. For that reason, I love digital adaptations of board games. They offer a cheap (and sometimes free!) way to experience different game designs. Here is a list of our five favorite digital board games:

1. Carcassonne

Carcassonne

iOS | Android | Amazon Fire (Reviewed)
Board Game Geek Rating and Weight: 7.4 / 1.94

This modern classic has translated very well into the digital format, and can occasionally be found for $0.99 on Amazon Fire devices!

Players: 1 to 6
Local Multiplayer: Yes
Online Multiplayer: Yes
Solo Play: Yes (versus AI)
In-App Purchases: Yes (5 paid expansions)

2. Neuroshima Hex!

Neuroshima Hex

iOS (Reviewed) | Android

Board Game Geek Rating / Weight: 7.5/ 2.60

This game plays great on devices and helps smooth out some of the finicky resolution order issues in the tabletop version.

Players: 1 to 4
Local Multiplayer: Yes
Online Multiplayer: Yes
Solo Play: Yes (versus AI)
In-App Purchases: Yes (9 paid army expansions)

3. Patchwork

Patchwork

iOS | Android | Amazon Fire (Reviewed)

Board Game Geek Rating / Weight: 7.8 / 1.71

One of our favorite 2 player only games (and now with a solo mode versus AI on the app.) You can even get it for free on Amazon Fire devices, via Amazon Underground!

Players: 1 to 2
Local Multiplayer: Yes
Online Multiplayer: Yes
Solo Play: Yes (versus AI)
In-App Purchases: Yes (free in-game backgrounds)

4. Star Realms

Star Realms

iOS (Reviewed) | Android

Board Game Geek Rating / Weight: 7.6/ 1.97

One of the best deckbuilders available digitally – it even plays well on a tiny iPhone 5s screen. This is free on both iOS and Android!

Players: 1 to 2
Local Multiplayer: Yes (with paid full game)
Online Multiplayer: Yes
Solo Play: Yes (campaign mode and versus AI)
In-App Purchases: Yes (paid full game)

5. Onirim

Onirim

iOS (Reviewed) | Android

Board Game Geek Rating / Weight: 7.4 / 1.65

A new release, with promotional pricing of just $0.99 … only the base game and solo mode are currently included.

Players: 1
Local Multiplayer: No
Online Multiplayer: No
Solo Play: Yes
In-App Purchases: No

Honorable Mentions:

Pandemic: iOS (Reviewed) | Android | Amazon Fire
– Ascension: iOS (Reviewed) | Android

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What do you think of our list? What games got snubbed? Comment with your thoughts below!