Are you bored? Then the best board games you can play on Android are the best remedy. If you are an old guy like me, you’ve already played a ton of board games during summer vacations and know all about them. So getting into a board game for Android would be second nature for you. With the best board games you can play on Android you don’t have to relearn the mechanics of a new title, everything you already know is there and you can simply enjoy the board games without setting a board. The best thing about the best board games you can play on Android? No one is going to be a sore loser and flip the board.
You know what I really hate about the real world board games? You have to set up a table, laid on the board and most of the time get all the cards and units that go with it. After that you have to pack it up and God forbid if you miss a single piece that will render your whole board game useless. Thankfully none of these problems exist on the Android versions of the games you already love. I highly recommend playing them on a tablet, especially if there is a co-op option available in the game. The larger the tablet, the birth experience will be.
Note: The best board games you can play on Android were tested on a Sony Xperia Z smartphone. Apps performed fine and no problems were faced during the testing. Some of the apps may require an Internet connection to work properly.
Let’s get one thing straight, this is not monopoly. This is bingo developed by the monopoly team and it is a highly addictive game. However, the game combines classic Monopoly rules with the bingo board to spice up the experience. This is a must have game if you love monopoly as well as bingo. I really like how fresh the game feels even though I have played Monopoly to death myself. The game uses bingo balls to generate numbers and then allows you to move around your favorite Monopoly properties. This is a free to play game and there are some restrictions but they are very lenient. Overall you’ll have a lot of fun engaging with this game and I highly recommend it for veteran board game players.
With its advanced 3-D graphics, real chess presents a realistic looking chessboard right on your Android screen. If you fancy yourself a good chess player, this is a game that you must install. The game is an online chess game with more than 1 million registered users so there is no shortage of players to challenge. The matchmaking is really fast and gameplay is smooth. I also like how you can easily chat with your opponent while playing online. If you don’t want to go online, the AI comes with 2400 levels of difficulty. For beginners, the game highlights possible moves so they can learn as they move forward. If the 3-D board is true distracting for you, you can opt for a 2-D board as well. I was surprised to see that the game supports both landscape and portrait modes, a feature which is almost always missing from Android games. So whether you’re playing chess on a tablet or a smartphone, you’ll have a great experience.
This is classic Scrabble game without the hassle of having people over at your house. Now you can play Scrabble with your friends, even Facebook ones without any hurdles. Challenging friends via Facebook or getting a match in an instant with an online opponent, everything is fast and smooth in this game. There is also a single player mode that allows you to play against computer to improve your skills. You can also start multiple games and resume them at your own will. I really like how the teacher feature is implemented, this feature basically allows you to see what the best word could have been after your every turn. This helps you in learning more words and improve your game significantly. There is also a built-in official Scrabble dictionary, so you can learn new words as well as improve your vocabulary. The app is not only available in English but also French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
This is the simplest board game in the best board games you can play on Android list. Right from the get-go you’ll notice that the interface is minimal, the game modes are well-defined and the board is devoid of any fancy effects. Checkers supports 9 different set of rules that you can easily select between. There are 7 difficulty levels, so you’ll have no problem selecting the one that challenges you the most. There is even a 2 player mode that allows you to play checkers with your friend on the same device, I highly recommend using a tablet for this. There is a game assistant that helps you in gameplay, and allows you to become familiar with the rules of the game. Overall, the game takes very little system resources and can provide good level of interactivity to those who seek a simple checkers experience.
Real Carrom is a popular board game from Asia. It is basically similar to billiards and pool but it is very inexpensive. Owning a billiard table is kind of unaffordable for a lot of people, so many Asian gatherings have a Carrom board laying around. In the game you have to use the striker to pocket the carrommen, the first player to do so wins. I would go on describing the game but once you get into the game you’ll understand how it is played. The game has good graphics and realistic physics, so you’ll have a lot of fun playing it. There is an option to play multiplayer straightaway to challenge other players around the world or you can check out the single player mode to hone your skills. The app also allows you to challenge a friend from Facebook to an online face down. There are 2 different gameplay modes available on this game as well as 4 different modes to choose from.
These were some of the best board games you can play on Android and I’m sure they’ll keep you busy for a very long time. I actually spent around 45 minutes on Scrabble myself during the testing and had a lot of fun trying out different board games. I will definitely be keeping chess and Scrabble around on my smartphone.
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