Cracked LCD Countdown: Top Ten Apps for Board Gamers

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MB Updated January 28, 2015
Cracked LCD Countdown: Top Ten Apps for Board Gamers

Hey, did you know that you can play board games on those fancy iPhones and iPads? No, seriously, it's true!  And there's some really good ones too!  Yeah man, like, REAL board games that you might actually have heard of!

Wait, what's that you say? Board gaming isn't board gaming unless you're staring at a slice of cardboard placed properly in the middle of the table with your buddies Charlie Calculator and A.P. Fiddlefarter?  Bullshit says I, a board game is a board game whether it's physical or not. In fact, there's a couple of board game apps I've bought for games I don't even really like in RL- like INGENIOUS and SAMURAI. But they play just fine when a full game is ten minutes long and with a simple, touchscreen interface.

This month's Cracked LCD Countdown is all about these IOS board games, at least ten of them that I think are worth your dollars. I mean, you can play NEUROSHIMA HEX, the full game, for literally a fraction of the cost of the physical game.

Now if we could just get some other publishers and designers on board...who here wouldn't want to see REALMSPEAK for the iDevices, or even something like VASSAL?

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Sometime in the early 1980s, MichaelBarnes’ parents thought it would be a good idea to buy him a board game to keep him busy with some friends during one of those high-pressure, “free” timeshare vacations. It turned out to be a terrible idea, because the game was TSR’s Dungeon! - and the rest, as they say, is history. Michael has been involved with writing professionally about games since 2002, when he busked for store credit writing for Boulder Games’ newsletter. He has written for a number of international hobby gaming periodicals and popular Web sites. From 2004-2008, he was the co-owner of Atlanta Game Factory, a brick-and-mortar retail store. He is currently the co-founder of FortressAT.com and Nohighscores.com as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Miniature Market’s Review Corner feature. He is married with two childen and when he’s not playing some kind of game he enjoys stockpiling trivial information about music, comics and film. 

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