6 Board Games for Android that show the success of app-and-tabletop hybrids

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I recently took you through some of the latest trends in the board game industry today, and we’ve noticed that there’s a lot of things happening in the gaming industry. Actually, every time you go to bed and wake up in the morning there is always a lot that happens over night that we can’t cover in a single article.

From one of my latest articles on “the latest trends in the Board Game Industry ”, I revealed how board games apps have been introduced to improve the players’ experience. The apps are currently used to reduce the amount of book-keeping and to create more immersive experience in terms of enhancing memory to give players a preview of their progress.

Well, as the year unfolds you’re probably thinking about the ways you can entertain yourself after work or school. Generally, there is always a lot in store for you in terms of gaming, but the main problem has constantly been finding that one game that will blend with your lifestyle.

Board games have been part of the society for many years now and blending its tradition with modernity has really improved the experience. Besides, they have been trending recently as the latest releases come with mobile applications that are aimed at improving the user experience.

I’ve therefore prepared a list of some the best android board games apps.

Pandemic: The Board Game

Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.f2zentertainment.pandemic&hl=en

This is currently one of the most popular board games apps to hit the android platform. The mobile version simply reflects the real challenge as on the board-version.

You’re required to select a character as you start the games, and you’ll be eradicating diseases based on your capabilities. Generally, you’re needed to control a crack team of CDC officers to help you through the eradication process.

“In Pandemic: The Board Game each player has a unique role with different abilities. On a turn, players will have four actions in order to cure diseases and save the world. They can remove disease cubes from the board; fly to a city in need; trade cards with fellow players; and much more.”

The app is a faithful and artful port of probably the most popular cooperative board game.

Battleships – Fleet Battle    

Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.smuttlewerk.fleetbattle

Battleship’ board game apps is fee and it reflects the entire board game play for better user expereice. You and your opponent will have to post up your ships on the game board and trying guessing where each person’s ship are. The winner will therefore be the first on to sink the other parties’ boats.

“Fleet Battle brings the classic Sea Battle to your smartphone or tablet in a cool blueprint look. The game offers everything that made the classic so popular. Defeat ship after ship and rise through the ranks – from Seaman Recruit up to Admiral.”

Ascension

Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.playdekgames.android.Ascension

It is one of the most popular card games that have found a place on the android platform after a long life as a board game. Players need to construct decks to conquer kingdoms in a continuous manner ensuring their stable ruling.

“Step into the Dreamscape, a plane of visions and imagination created in the wake of New Vigil’s transformation. As the factions gain insight into the new world’s power, they must also be on guard for those who might abuse it for their own nefarious ends. Join the heroes of New Vigil as they explore the exciting possibilities that await them in the Dreamscape!”

Generally, the game is well-established as an in-app and there are expansions that introduce new cards over the course of game play.

Catan

Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.exozet.android.catan

The main mission is to compete with your opponents and create settlement on the board. Find resources, accumulate them at every victory point and connect the villages to ensure you expand to conquer the whole kingdom.

“Challenge other Catan fans online via cross-platform multiplayer to prove your strategy skill or play against the AI:
Various computer opponents, each with their own individual characteristics, will prove themselves worthy competitors: the pirate Jean, who knows no compromise, Vincent the merchant, who never allows himself to be cheated, Sean the knight, who takes what is rightfully his…”

Players can also buy expansion packs through in-app purchases to acquire more useful resources and play more than ten additional scenarios.

Mighty Dungeons   

Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=games.laylio.mightydungeons

The app carriers every board game aspects that involves you moving around and bad guys attack you. It’s generally an interesting blending of dungeon-crawling board game and RPG aspects.

“Wander evil-packed dungeons and battle golems, demons and other soul-less creatures with dozen of hours of gameplay through many campaigns, heroes, a plethora of weapons, armors, potions and magic spells at your disposal”

Carcassonne

 Carcassonne- screenshot

Source: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.exozet.game.carcassonne

Carcassonne is a refined version of a classic board game where players work like gods to create and complete cities, roads and cloisters in time.

In every game play session, players take turns to add a certain number of meeples onto the landmarks as they claim points with each meeple and once the structures are complete.

Players earn point with every meeple they add to the landscape and they can claim some points even if they don’t complete the structures.

“Turn by turn, the players create a landscape by placing tiles with roads, cities, fields, and cloisters. The players strategically deploy their followers, so called “Meeples”, as knights, monks, thieves, or farmers to earn points. The player with the most points after the final scoring wins the game. The ever-changing landscape makes each game a new experience. You can play against clever AI opponents or with up to 5 other players in an online or local multiplayer match.”

There are several expansion available through in-app purchases, which improve the user’s experience.

Conclusion

Well, technology has indeed taken over the gaming industry and its transforming bit of how developers create the game. And board games have surprisingly joined the wagon to take advantage of on the novelty of new technology.

Well, it’s primarily evident that the board game industry has been experiencing renaissance in recent years, and it doesn’t take a lot digging through the internet to see it reflected on our mobile gadgets platforms.  

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