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Home » Apps with tag 'board game'

Bananagrams Review

Review Majesco Entertainment By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 10 months ago
Bananagrams Review

Bananagrams is a Scrabble type board game where players must try to use up the bunch of letters they are given in order to create a large joining series of words. The game focuses more of its attention towards online play, requiring you to create an account so you can share leaderboard scores and play versus other players, but there is an offline mode available to players as well. Seeing as how the game is banana themed, players are given a ‘bunch’ of letter tiles that the…

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grabl Review

Review Rocketmaker Productions By Andrew Nesvadba, 4 years, 10 months ago
grabl Review

What would happen if you took a popular word based board game, paired it with an arcade style and a time limit to keep you on your mental toes? Ok to be honest that does cover most of the word-based games on the iPhone, but grabl by Rocketmaker Productions is all about making the largest word web your mind can conjure and showing it off to your friends. A lot of the standard board game controls are used here; pinch controls the board zoom, single touch swipes let you move the play fie…

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BOGGLE Review

Review Electronic Arts By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 11 months ago
BOGGLE Review

Boggle is a port of the well known, word based board game for the iPhone. The gameplay is still the same; players are given a 4x4 square full of jumbled letters and they have to make as many words using those letters. Players are given a time limit and score based on the length of the word. You construct words by tapping on the letters in sequence and submit them by tapping the final letter again. The words must be 3 or more letters and only adjacent letters can be selected for each w…

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THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition Review

Review Electronic Arts By Damian Chiappara, 4 years, 11 months ago
THE GAME OF LIFE Classic Edition Review

For those of you who are familiar with the Milton Bradley series of board games, you will have heard of Life; the game where players progress through various stages of life earning money, buying a house, and starting a family in order to retire rich and happy. Well with the release of The Game of Life for the iPhone, players can access this classic board game at the touch of a fingertip. The gameplay remains the same as the original board game; players must spin a dial to move their p…

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Lux DLX 2 Review

Review Sillysoft Games By Andrew Nesvadba, 5 years, 1 month ago
Lux DLX 2 Review

Board games are a booming field for game developers on the iPhone and it's easy to see why, with the ability to essentially "pass the phone" between players you eliminate the fuss and hassle of setting up a game with dozens, if not hundreds of pieces. Lux DLX by Sillysoft Games attempts and succeeds at being a clone of the popular board game Risk while saving you from shifting around the extraordinary amount of tokens and dice required for each game. The game's controls are its only r…

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Croke Review

Croke Review

Croke is an iPhone version of the action board game Crokinole and has similar rules to shuffleboard. Players must push their discs towards the middle of the board to get a higher score, while knocking other player’s discs off or away from high scoring sections. Players control their discs by sliding their finger to position they wish to shoot from and then pull back on the spring behind ti to launch. The disc speed and power is measured by how far you pull back the spring. There…

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Trivial Pursuit Review

Review Electronic Arts By Damian Chiappara, 5 years, 1 month ago
Trivial Pursuit Review

Trivial Pursuit is a port of the popular board game for the iPhone. Players move around the game board answering questions in different categories in order to earn wedges for their game piece. The first person to get all 6 categories right and earn all wedges wins the game. The controls are easy, everything is controlled by tapping on the screen. Players can tap or shake their iPhone to roll the dice and again tap to choose the direction of movement. The games questions are presented…

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SCRABBLE Review

Review Electronic Arts By Andrew Nesvadba, 5 years, 1 month ago
SCRABBLE Review

Scrabble is an iconic board game that has been around 1938, popularised in the 50's and is almost globally known in its gameplay. Simplicity reigns supreme in EA's release of Scrabble on the iPhone and you couldn't expect anything less from such a simple, yet challenging game. The letter tiles all use a simple drag and drop system for placement with the rest of the interface being responsive to simple touches. The iPhone has also been well considered by the use of a "Recall" button to…

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