Going Digital: Boardgames slated to come out on iPhone/iPad/Android/Microsoft Surface
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I consider myself a post video gamer. I used to play hours and hours of video games for entertainment but it was mostly a solitary activity. When I discovered board games I found that the social aspect was so much more rewarding. So now great board games have been coming out in digital form that can be played on the table in a similar way.

My son and I have played Zooloretto on iPhone and scaled up on the iPad many more times than the physical copy of Zooloretto. With setup and break down time reduced to nothing and scores instantly tallied we can play three games in the same time as one of the physical game. Also, with the price coming in at 5 dollars or less (after you spend hundreds on the unit, granted) you feel like you really get a lot of value out of it.

Lately there has been a string of announcements of some great games making their way to the digital medium. Here's a list of a few. Please add any news about up and coming games you run across, bonus points for source links.

The iPad List http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/53671
The iPhone/iTouch List http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/27829
The Android list http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/54397/android-board-games
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1. Board Game: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization [Average Rating:8.21 Overall Rank:4]
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Codito development. Release Fall 2012.

Target 2013 release by unknown software developer in a partnership with Czech Games Edition
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2. Board Game: Agricola [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:6]
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From playdek, summer 2012.
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3. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:26]
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Codito Development Inc. for the iPad

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4. Board Game: Age of Industry [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:254]
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Codito Development Inc. for the iPad

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5. Board Game: Colosseum [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:290]
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Coming in 2011 from Codito according to their Facebook page.
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6. Board Game: Yomi [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:428] [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked]
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I'm excited about this one. I can't bring myself to spend 100 bucks on a card game. iOS seems like a great affordable medium for this game.
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7. Board Game: Manoeuvre [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:423]
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GMT is planning to bring this to the iPad as well.

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/633427/gmt-to-bring-games-to...
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8. Board Game: Cartagena [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:652]
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I can't find any official announcement anywhere, but check out this picture: http://www.milan-spiele.de/spielemesse/2011_01/IMG_1712.jpg?...

That's from a series of pictures from the International Toy Fair Nürnberg 2011, and you can clearly see that (in Germany at least) Cartagena is coming to the iPad. Cannot wait.
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9. Board Game: Wits & Wagers Family [Average Rating:7.03 Overall Rank:974]
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For the iPhone

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/40458/item/1297949#ite...
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10. Board Game: A Brief History of the World [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:1118]
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Codito Development Inc. for the iPad

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11. Board Game: Masters Gallery [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1257]
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We announced this today for the iPhone as part of our roll-out of _High Society_. We'll definitely be doing the _Modern Art_ version and we're looking into the costs to do the _Masters Gallery_ version as well.

I hope to see it by December 31, but it could push into next year.
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12. Board Game: Pocket Rockets [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:2100]
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Hazgaard for iPad

Can anyone cofirm this?
http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/53671/item/1268851#item126...
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