board games Archive

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    Ticket to Ride – great iPad implementation of the board game.

    I have a few board game enthusiasts at work and they were recommending some board games to play with Sal.  At first, I wasn’t into the idea behind Ticket to Ride, but when I was talking to another parent about games with choice versus games […]

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    Battleship; new school vs. old school.

    So we all think it is ridiculous that they are making a movie out of the game Battleship right?  But I guess if it worked for the Transformers, it should work with Battleship. Anyway, suppose you’re completely disheartened by Hasbro’s sell-out and want to relive […]

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    StackEm – great board game for two.

    * note – just got word that this game has been taken down due to conflict between Goblet and Stackem, I’ll keep an eye opened on this, but for now seems like the game has been removed* We’re at the point where the restaurant menus […]

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    RushHour – popular puzzle game in app format

    This is another popular crossover from puzzle game to app. Sal got this traffic game puzzle from ThinkFun from his grandfather and enjoyed trying to see how far he could go in the challenges. In the game you get a beginning layout that can vary […]

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    SET – Popular card game that works your mind in iPad format

    This is a game that really has some additional benefit being in an iPad format, more so then just the portability. SET is one of those games that ignores age, where you can have a 7 year old beat a 30 year old, and it […]

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    Peg games – some logic and planning ahead.

    Peg board games have been around for a long time and are still pretty popular. Some diners even have them tableside to keep you busy while you’re waiting for your food.  Idea is to start with 1 open space, then remove pieces from the board […]

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    tChess lite – free chess game

    I’ve mentioned that our little guy is into chess and though Animal Chess is better suited for him now, I figured it couldn’t hurt to explore a chess game or two.  The Game Table app is great for recreating the real world issues of chess, […]

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    Animal Chess – great transition to strategic board games

    Animal chess is a traditional Chinese board game.  As far as rules go, it’s between checkers and chess in complexity.  Our son has been interested in playing chess, but he doesn’t really comprehend all the rules yet.  We’ve found Animal Chess to be a great […]

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    Blokus – the popular board game that you’ll never lose pieces to.

    We’ve been playing the Blokus Duo game for a while now with Sal.  He’s picked up on the strategy pretty quickly so when we were traveling I thought it’d be nice to be able to bring Blokus along without the risk of losing any of […]

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    Game Table (iPad) – realistic board games with freestyle play

    Game applications with sophisticated AIs are great if you want to challenge yourself.  But not so good when you’re learning the ropes, which is what makes this app so wonderful.  There’s no game logic! At first, you might be turned off by this, thinking the […]

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