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Android versions of actual boardgames
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This is a GeekList of Android versions of actual board games, that is board games that have an entry in BGG / are in the BGG database.
If in doubt it probably belongs on the Games for Android devices list.
Coming Android Board games releases should be added here: Board Games Coming to Android
To find the apps listed below a smart place to start is Google Play
You'll sometimes see QR codes likes this one:
You can use a barcode scanner to read this image and it will translate into a link and take you directly to the app in question. Try it out on the QR code listed here, should take you to the BGG main page.
Most handsets include a barcode reader from start, otherwise get one here.
RULES FOR THIS LIST
1) Only add released official versions of board games or games that are extremely similar to an actual board game.
2) Do not list helpers and similar programs. Those along with other cool Android games should be added here: Games for Android devices
3) Coming Android board games releases should be added here: Board Games Coming to Android
Board Game: TZAAR
[Average Rating:7.65 Overall Rank:273]
DroidTZ is an unofficial implementation of TZAAR for Android.
Disclaimer: I'm the developer.
* Allows playing against AI
* Choice of AI strength (search depth)
* Play as white or black
* Fixed or random starting position
Optimized for phones but should work well on tablets as well.
This program is based on an academic master thesis and is distributed for free. No adds, no in-app purchases, no nothing!
For those who care, more technical details:
Uses classic AI techniques (minimax alpha-beta search with a simple material evaluation function) so it *does* not play as well as my other program for computer (HsTZAAR). On the other hand, it is quite lite on resources, and should play fast on low levels even on modest phones or tablets.
It plays well enough to for a quick challenge. I've been using on my phone for the last month and like playing against it, so I thought other people might like it too.
Feedback and comments are welcome. Enjoy!
Spotted ahead of official release date (Nov 25th) ... :-)
-Levels mode, with increasing difficulty and tips for beginners
-Free mode, with more than 6,000 random levels
-Time-Attack mode, for long-term gaming fun
Board Game: UNO
[Average Rating:5.31 Overall Rank:11465]
I hope I'm not missing something, but I think this one is not already present:
It's an official release, licensed to Gameloft. It's UNO: not your average milestone, but it's simple and well made, and it does multiplayer. Also: very low price
Just arrived, after only 2 years from the iOS release
looks like it includes most (f not all) expansions released for iOS as IAP but the game is fully playable and complete without any IAP.
Note the 50% promo discount at launch time.
Néstor Romeral Andrés
Way of the Dragon for Android is now available for free.
The app is still beta, and some bugs are still pending, but it works very well!
Notice that the special powers and the immunity are not implemented yet (probably in a paid version).
Werewolf looks pretty good from my initial exploring. Haven't tried it with live players in a game, though.
Only problem is that it only has two specials, Detective and Doctor.
There are several implementations. I've tried HD Chinese Chess (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.longo....); it has a pleasing interface and what seems a decent AI, though I'm not skilled enough to judge.
UPDATE 7/2015: There are now dozens of apps in Chinese, Vietnamese, and English.
Unofficial Clone listed as The Walking Dice.
Change ratio of Green, Yellow, Red dice.
Change total number of dice in the bag.
Can handle 10+ players.
Has AI for solo game.
Draws & Rolls 5 (not 3) dice per hand.
Simple 2D Graphics.
Original Zombie Dice only (no expansions).
Just released today - Link
This is VPG's all-time best selling game, and was recently released in the 2nd edition. I think the app version covers all of the 2nd edition changes, however I never played the 1st edition (and sadly, the physical copy of my 2nd edition sits punched and unplayed).
The iOS version was released last week, initial reports are very few bugs if any, and that its tough to beat, even on easy, until you play it a bunch of times. $5.99 for the app.