Most of us love board games as they offer both a lot of fun and plenty of food for thought. Initially, they might not appeal you, but once you get through the initial phase, you would be completely hooked. Considering their enormous popularity, we have elected the best board games for iPhone and iPad.
Think beyond ordinary lines to solve puzzles and don't let any chance go away to score a lot of points. Kick-start the multiplayer mode for nail-biting action and grab every single achievement that's there to be earned. And yes, don't fail to boast about your victory on Facebook! Find out what's more they have lined up for you…
Best iPhone and iPad Board Games
#1. Chess with friends
First on the list is Chess with Friends by Zynga which is great to play. You can either play solo or connect with Facebook and challenge your friends. Keep track of your stats, and relive your old moves.
Chess is a time-consuming game, and when your opponent starts consuming more time, it starts getting boring. To kill this boredom, you can play multiple Games with different opponents at the same time. And yes, there is also an in-game chat to interact with your opponents.
Scrabble is an exciting word game that can help you improve your vocabulary. You can play this game either with your friends or go solo.
It also allows you to play multiple games at once with different opponents. It comes with enhanced chat and notification feature that lets you interact with your opponent.
With the “Teacher” feature on, you are guided by a better word after every turn to improve your skills. For a newbie like me, it also has built-in scrabble dictionary.
With speed play mode, you can feel the real-time-in-person game, where you and your opponent mutually decide on 2 or 5 minutes turn. Moreover, the game is compatible with several languages like English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
#3. Chutes and Ladders
Remember Snakes and Ladders? Chutes and Ladders are no different. Instead of snakes, you have chutes. It has a simple gameplay where the player selects his avatar and rolls the dice; the first player to reach 100th square wins.
Sounds simple? Just don't end up on chute else you might find yourself at the start of the game. You can either play with your friend or against the computer. Enjoy the slides!
Churn your brain with random characters to make a meaningful word. In case you are seeking an adrenaline rush, Boggle has “Race to win” mode to race against time. You can either challenge your friends by email or take it solo. Just Shuffle 3D characters by shaking your iPhone, start tap and drag to make the word.
Play that favorite music on iTunes while you Boggle. Player gets rewarded based on time consumed and length of the word. If you ever find being constrained, use in-app purchase to unlock more features. Happy Boggling!
#5. Le Havre: The Inland Port
You will be competing against your opponent to accumulate most wealth by building the famous port of French Le Havre. You can play it against the computer, or you can connect with your friends.
You can also compete against global players to advance in rankings. You have the liberty to drop in and out any time of the game, without losing your progress; as everything can be backed up in the cloud. The game isn't free, but it is completely worth it.
#6. Dots and Boxes
Dots and Boxes is a classic board game with an intriguing concept. It features three difficulty modes to challenge your intelligence. You can play this game solo or invite your friend to lock horns with you.
Jump into the online multiplayer mode to showcase your skill in a tough battle. Play astutely to collect as many game center achievements as possible. And, crush all of your opponents to get the highest score.
#7. Four In A Row
With four and a half stars out of 8K rating makes it ample clear that gamers love Four In A Row. You have to connect four pieces of your color in a line before the rival. The game features a two-player mode to let you compete with your friends.
And just in case you want to indulge in some more action, trigger the multiplayer mode to play with several top players from around the world. There are three difficulty levels with plenty of challenges to keep you engrossed. So, go your all out to score the maximum and rule the leaderboards!
#8. Flow Free
Flow Free has got all the ingredients to be added in your favorite collection of board games for iOS. To create a flow, all you have to do is create matching colors with the pipe. Then, you have to pair the colors and cover the entire board to crack the puzzle! Just ensure that pipes don't cross or overlap.
The free version of the app has over 2000 levels ranging from simple to challenging ones. Moreover, there is also a feature to let you keep a tab on your progress.
#9. Two Dots
Loaded with 1435 interesting levels, Two Dots has got plenty to puzzle and give your mind a lot of food for thought! Go against all the odds to connect two dots. As there is no time limit, you can play the game at your own pace.
Invite your Facebook friends to compete with you and give your best beat them. Grab a lot of achievements to stay ahead of your rivals. And don't fail to brag about your success on social media!
#10. Catan Universe
Do you like to be a ruler and lead the way forward? If yes, you would love playing Catan Universe. To be the lord of millions, you have to build roads, cities and also try all the means and ways for a smooth sailing negotiation in case any roadblocks come in the way.
The game offers you a chance to duel against top players from around the world. There are also custom match modes to let you play games with your friends and AI. Need some inspiration? You will be able to chat with other players as well. Moreover, you can design your avatar to look standout.
That's all folks!
Now, it's your turn
Have any of these games caught your eyes? I would be happy to know its name and the things you have liked about it. Share with us in the comment.