There’s nothing quite like sitting down to a board game with your friends or family, but there are some occasions when they’re just too cumbersome to bring with you. Thankfully mobile games providers have noticed and have come up with loads of games that give us the same sort of experience as our favourite offline games. Whether you’re looking to save space in your holiday packing, you want to play with new people online, or you just want a game that you can carry with you at all times, there’s a mobile solution for you.
Mobile Slots Apps
If you can’t be bothered to head to the casino right now, but want to capture some of the enjoyment of being there, then online slots can be a great alternative. As well as being available on lots of websites, there are also dedicated slots mobile apps that you can have in your pocket any time. A lot of what makes slot machines so exciting is the background buzz of the casino, the sound effects when you press the buttons, and the brightly colored lights. App designers have taken note of all of these sensory experiences and made sure to include them in their slot app offerings. Some might say there’s no replacement for a night at the casino, but a really great slot app sure comes a close second.
Jigsaw puzzles fell out of favor a little while ago and now many of us associate them with something our grandmother might play. However, there’s a small group of people who are bringing the jigsaw puzzle back. Artisan makers are creating ever more complex jigsaws with beautiful designs, that millennials, in particular, are finding a relaxing way to pass the time. The big problem with these puzzles though, is that they simply aren’t portable. Mobile app designers have cottoned on to this too and now many mobile puzzle games exist. Apps are often sorted by the sort of puzzles that they contain, for example, landscapes, animals, fairytales, and more. If you want a soothing game, that helps you to really slow down then a mobile puzzle app could be just the thing you’ve been looking for.
There’s Only One Monopoly
It wouldn’t be possible to get to the end of the list without mentioning one of the most popular board games of all time, Monopoly. This game came after the success of the Landlord Game in 1903, and was first published in 1935. The rules have changed surprisingly little since then, with just one tweak to the taxation rules shortly after the first release. Though there have been many iterations from countries all over the world, as well as beloved film versions, none so far have been quite so convenient as the Monopoly mobile app. Although Hasbro still owns the rights to Monopoly, The Marmalade Game Studio have been trusted with making it suitable for use on a smartphone and they have not disappointed. The graphics are faithful to the original game, with all of the street names that we’re so familiar with.