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 to 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…
15 Best iOS Board Games in 2019
When you talk about classic games, Sudoku is the one that comes to the mind instantly.
This game features a pretty interesting point system and also support Game Center. Therefore, you can challenge your buddies to compete with you and put up your top show to grab plenty of coveted achievements. Plus, there is also a chance to go right on top of the leaderboard by delivering consistent performance.
As for customization, it lets you select from lush tile and classic board style. Moreover, it also provides essential hints so that you can solve even hard levels.
#2. Chess – Play & Learn
Boasting over 16 million users, this one touts to be the best chess app for iOS. After giving a long spin to what it has to offer, I can go with its claim.
To get going, you can challenge your friends for duels or go against the willy opponent. It’s packed in with over 65,000 puzzles to keep you engrossed with gaming.
The app comes with plenty of adorable themes to let you bring in some customization into the mix. On top of all, you can also watch the tutorial videos to master tricks and become the undisputed chess champion.
“Dominos” has been a good find for the lover of board games. You have three versions to choose from: All Fives, Draw Dominoes and Block Dominoes. All of them are intriguing and offer plenty of challenges to encounter.
The game offers as many as 28 dominos (a rectangle with two square ends). And each end sports several pips from 0 to 6. So, how do you play it? Well, all you have to do is match the same number of pips on both the ends of a tile.
Though Dominos does seem to be quite easy, it requires plenty of logic to master.
#4. 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!
#5. Four In A Row
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!
#6. Board Kings
Board Kings has been one of my top picks for long. What I like the most in this game is the option to collect coins and build landmarks to adorn the board city. And along the way, it also offers a chance to win extra prizes.
The game requires you to collect all the funny stickers to get to the root of the story. Ah, you also have to play bravely to defend your precious board against other rival players. Lastly, through in-app purchase, you can unlock exciting bundles like a stack of rolls and awesome bundle and more.
#7. SCRABBLE Premium
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 an 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.
#8. Chamy – Color by Number
There are very few board games that are as fun-loving as Chamy! If you have a fascination for coloring, this one has got to be your top bet.
This app offers lots of images to color and features a wide range of artworks such as Mandalas, Animals, Birds, Flowers, Places, Food and more. As it updates the art collection regularly, you will always have plenty of options to experiment.
Besides, Chamy also provides the needed hint to help you easily find the missing cell.
#9. 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.
#10. Unblock Me
Keep “Unblock Me” away from your premier collection of board games at your own peril! The reason why I’m so bullish about this game is that it’s pretty intriguing to play.
To me, the best part about this game is the massive library of over 18,000 puzzles which can empower both your problem solving and cognitive skills. Besides, you have four impressive modes to pick from: Challenge, Multiplayer, Relax, and Daily. So, based on your mood, you can choose the play that can light up your gaming.
#11. The Game of Life
Having got four and a half stars out of over 3.5K ratings, The Game of Life is rightly ranked as world’s number one board game. There is so much to talk about this exciting game, which you will love to play endlessly.
What makes this game so intriguing is the multiplayer mode that takes the best out of you. The online matchmaking contest is so exciting to play.
It also features a fast mode to test your speed and skill. Besides, it has a variety of different mini-games to keep you completely engrossed for more!
#12. Boggle With Friends
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 the length of the word. If you ever find being constrained, use in-app purchase to unlock more features. Happy Boggling!
#13. 2048 – Puzzle Board Game
Time to try out some really cool puzzle games! 2048 comes with tons of intriguing puzzle games which you’d love to play during your free time for relaxation.
Talking about the gameplay, you have to swipe to move the tiles. And if the two tiles of the same number come across, they turn into one.
Give your best to get on top of the 2048 tile. Also, kickstart the challenge mode to collect specific tiles in just a few moves.
#14. 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.
#15. 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.