The best board games on mobile

Posted by Jessica Famularo on December 2nd, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Sometimes you need to ditch all of the high speed, high action games in favor of something a little more traditional. If you don't feel like parting ways from your mobile device, though, there are still plenty of ways to get that old-school fix. Here are five amazing board game remakes for mobile when you feel like you need a change.

Ticket to Ride - Train Game

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-05-18 :: Category: Game


This faithful remake of the classic board game contains everything you love about this railway tycoon builder, including original artwork. Ticket to Ride is a game of great tension that'll leave you desperate to know who wins once you approach the end game.The interface is beautifully designed, and this new version of Ticket to Ride includes single and multiplayer campaigns giving you a number of new ways to play.


+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2013-06-13 :: Category: Game


Agricola takes some learning, but it's well worth the effort. What looks like a cute farming game on the outside is a deep strategy game that will see you scrambling to find ways to feed your family while raising a farm well-stocked with a variety of farm animals--a feat that's more difficult than it seems. To add an extra layer of detail to all of the resource gathering, you can choose professions and add on to your house in creative ways to gain some sweet bonuses.

Colt Express

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2016-11-28 :: Category: Game


Another classic remake, Colt Express is a newcomer to the mobile realm. This game casts you as a bandit competing against other criminals to rob a train. The schtick here is that you play all of your actions before revealing your actions turn by turn in the second half of the game, meaning your well-laid plans could be thwarted depending on what your opponents decide to do. It evokes equal parts frustration and laughs, and the cartoon graphics are a delight.

Pandemic: The Board Game

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2013-10-03 :: Category: Game


Pandemic is a favorite among board game enthusiasts, and it's easy to see why in this mobile version. You can play the single player or multiplayer cooperative campaign, and both provide hours of strategic twists and turns. Save the world from a deadly contagion by travelling around the world, using your chosen profession's skills to get the job done.

D&D Lords of Waterdeep

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2013-11-21 :: Category: Game


This unique board game brings Dungeons & Dragons to life on mobile. Rather than getting into roleplaying shenanigans, you're maintaining resources and placing your workers around the board to get an edge on your opponents. The mobile version is lovingly animated and even features sound effects to add spice to the classic high fantasy setting.

You don't even need to worry about the hassle of planning a board game night thanks to these great mobile board games that features strong multiplayer components. Choose one that excites you and have at it!

Which board games do you like to play on mobile? Share in the comments below!

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