Updated: Jul 17, 2020
Board games are expensive! They also take up a lot of space. If you are low on cash and/or space, you may want to check out these 8 board game apps. Some of them are free and some are frequently on sale, so keep an eye out! Also, these are all available on Android. There are many more apps out there. These are our favorites because of game play and cost effectiveness.
This is a tile placing game of building cities and farms. Carcassonne was our first board game and fittingly our first board game app as well. You can play solo against AI or with multiplayer pass and play.
This is a solo card game. It is a puzzle game that can be hard to beat. The basic game is available for free, so it is definitely worth a try.
If you like Chess, this is a great game to try. Onitama is similar to chess but with variable movement types . This is another free game to download and play. You can play it solo against an AI or play pass and play with a friend.
In Potion Explosion players are collecting ingredients to make potions. Choosing the right ingredient can cause a chain reaction that gives you many more. You can play solo against AI or with multiplayer pass and play.
This is another tile placement game. In this one you are placing lanterns in the water for the lantern festival. The lanterns you collect are used to make dedications for points. This is one of my favorite apps. I like that, in solo mode, there are achievements you can try to attain. It keeps the game play fresh. You can play solo against AI or with multiplayer pass and play.
Castles of Mad King Ludwig
In this one you are trying to build the best castle. The room tiles come randomly and have to be purchased. You can play solo against AI or with multiplayer pass and play. It also has a campaign that you can play in solo mode. It's tough but a fun challenge.
City building games are all the rage and Suburbia is a classic. The app allows play with the original tiles and the new, gorgeous tiles from the very expensive collector's edition. It also has a campaign to play through in solo mode. You can play solo against AI or with multiplayer pass and play.
This is a light game of placing settlements on the board. The game play is simple and easy to learn. Beating the AIs is a tough thing to do though. The game gives many options for game play. You can play solo against AI or with multiplayer pass and play.
Whether you are trying to save some space or some money, or just wanting a game to play at work or on the road, I hope you found a game or a few that you want to try out.