Classic board games have made a smooth transition to mobile devices. Here are the top mobile board games.
Monopoly (99 cents)* Monopoly, arguably the world’s favorite commercial board game, gets new life in digital form. Pass and play, play via Wi-Fi or play with others worldwide. (Mobilewalla score: 97/100)
Mahjong (99 cents) This version is different from the board game; it’s a solitaire version, for one person. But the goal is the same: Remove all of the tiles to win. (Score: 95/100)
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Risk ($2.99) The classic game of empire-building comes to mobile devices with extraordinary depth and color. Play in-game competitors, or challenge your friends. (Score: 95/100)
The Game of Life Classic Edition (99 cents)* The Game of Life playfully teaches kids about things like making money, buying property and even purchasing insurance. (Score: 93/100)
Clue (99 cents) If you’ve always been a master of mysteries, figuring out the whodunit that is Clue will be right up your alley. The digital version has layers of new content. (Score: 93/100)
Checkers Free (Free) Checkers Free is designed to attract both beginners and old pros. Choose your level of difficulty, your board and your rule set. (Mobilewalla score: 98/100)
Chess Free (Free) Chess Free is great for beginners and experienced players alike; the game will teach you or challenge you, depending on the level you request. (Score: 97/100)
SCRABBLE (Free)* This crossword favorite allows you to play with your friends or against the game. Be warned: The game knows all the weird high-scoring words! (Score: 93/100)
Tic Tac Toe Free (Free)* This is the first game many people learn to play. It’s simple, but this mobile version has several difficulty levels to challenge you. (Score: 90/100)
Stratego ($4.53)* This classic capture-the-flag battle game is perfect on digital: Play single-player mode (no Wi-Fi needed), or challenge your friends to an epic battle. (Score: 85/100)
*Available on Apple and Android.