Digital Board Games – April 27 Update

Posted by Jim {Power Gamer} | 27-Apr-12 | 16 comments
BoardGaming.com Digital board games

With the boom of touch screen devices, board games can now be properly re-created in digital form. What makes digital board games so exciting is that most are created with online multiplayer, local “pass and play”, and single player vs. AI. Now the dilema of not having someone to play with is no longer an issue!

Here are some of our site features related to digital board games:

  • A “Digital Board Games” link has been added to the main navigation drop-down under “Games.”
  • The color green is being used as a visual cue.
  • App store, Android Market and other store quick links are included in the publisher overviews to make it easy to go straight to where you can buy the game on your device.
digital board game identifiers on BoardGaming.com

Below is a list of the digital board games we’ve added to the site so far.

Small World
Days of Wonder

Carcassonne for Android
Hans im Glück Verlag, The Coding Monkeys

Carcassonne for iOS
Hans im Glück Verlag, The Coding Monkeys

Ticket to Ride iPad
Days of Wonder

Hey, Thats My Fish!
Fantasy Flight Games

Elder Sign: Omens
Fantasy Flight Games

Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer
Gary Games, Playdek Inc.

Forbidden Island
Gamewright, Button Mash Games Inc.

Food Fight iOS
Cryptozoic Entertainment, Playdek Inc.

Ticket to Ride Pocket
Days of Wonder

Nightfall
Alderac Entertainment Group, Playdek Inc.

Comments (16)

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Miniature Painter
Intermediate Reviewer
Master Grader

Not a bad game in the bunch.

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Sweden
Bard

This is a great addition and I just hope my favorite digital games (almost always digital version of great boardgames, somehow… 🙂 will appear here. Some already has..

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BoardGaming.com Beta 1.0 Tester
Petroglyph
Explorer - Level 3

It’s interesting to see how fast real world boardgames are starting to roll out as video/computer games.

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Arrowhead
Knight-errant
Time Well Spent - Games

If anyone is interested in a good place to play games online, regular board games, check out Yucata.de and its wide selection. It features play-by-post (asynchronous turns, technically) style against live opponents. Its easy, and fun, give it a try. Feel free to send me an invitation when you try it!

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Jungle Elves - Summoner Wars
BoardGaming.com Beta 2.0 Tester
Summoner Wars Fan
Unicorn Clan - Legend of the Five Rings

I really appreciate the addition of digital board games to the site. There’s nothing quite like sitting down across the table to play a physical game, but having access to a digital copy is great when you don’t have someone close by to play against.

For some games, eliminating setup makes the game even more enjoyable. I know I’ve played my Ascension and Ticket to Ride apps way more than I’ll ever play the physical copies.

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Novice Advisor
Knight
Baron / Baroness

This is a great improvement, can’t wait to start exploring right now!

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Tactician
Professional Advisor
Tinkerer
Senior

It seems to me like it should be easier to get from the digital game page to the corresponding board game page and vice versa. Out of a couple games I checked, one of the board games had a link from its main page directly to the digital game page, but the other did not, and neither of the digital games had a link back to the original.

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Norway
BoardGaming.com Beta 2.0 Tester
Copper Supporter

Sweet 🙂

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Plaid Hat Games fan

Very cool! Glad to see this update.

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Canada
Novice Advisor
The Gold Heart
Pick a Favorite LGS

Fantastic addition to the site and very useful! (I do wish we’d get some more boardgames added though as there’s still a ton of very well-known games from the past five years that are missing. 😉 )

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USA
I'm Completely Obsessed
Tomahawk
Knight

Great addition! It also would be neat to have a link for web versions of games. On Facebook, there are some Knizia games (Lost Cities, Take it Easy, Pickomino) and Thunderstone.

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Dragon Clan - Legend of the Five Rings
Legend of the Five Rings Fan
Phoenix Clan - Legend of the Five Rings

good to have these 🙂 happy they’re seperate, though being ana android user tbh we seem to not get much love from bg manufacturers 😛

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Intermediate Reviewer
Chief Inspector
Strategist
El Dorado

Nice one! Great to see this site improvement. There are many different apps for the ‘Catan’ series of games too, on many platforms.

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I play orange
Miniature Painter
Veteran Grader
Intermediate Reviewer

Yes. I like that there is going to be a section for the digital versions of the boardgames. The geek doesn’t have this and it’s a pain to check for them or just to reference on which devices they are available.

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My First Heart
My First Wish!
My First Favorite!
Gave My First Grade

I got a bunch of friends who love the Ascension app, but I’m really looking forward to the Summoner Wars app being put out by the same guys.

Cool time to be a board gamer when even the popular tech of the day is being used to spread the word of how cool these games can be.

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Went to Gen Con 2012
BoardGaming.com Bronze Supporter
Advanced Reviewer

I wish they also made Small World for the iPhone, but I guess that would make it a very small world. 😉

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