Blowhard, Esq. writes:
I decided to take a dormant Nexus 7 and turn it into a casual gaming machine. I haven’t been too impressed with the offerings in the Google Play store, but one game I’ve quickly become addicted to is Carcassonne, one of the most popular of the German-style board games. Some reviewers have complained that the game is buggy or crashes on certain platforms but it runs wonderfully on my tablet. The graphics are attractive, the animations are smooth, and there’s multiple AI opponents of varying ability to choose from. I miss the tactile qualities of the actual board game — it’s fun playing the pieces — but it’s hard to beat the convenience, flexibility, and price of the electronic version. The base game is only $5 and there are five expansions available for a few bucks more each. It’s also available for iOS.
Which are your favorite games to play, be it on your tablet, phone, or actual tabletop?
- I really want to like Ticket to Ride, but I’m just not clicking with it.
- There’s a Gold Rush edition of Carcassonne I may have to buy. The South Seas one looks fun, too.
- Anyone know why Hasbro/Parker Bros doesn’t make an electronic version of Risk? An Android version of Civilization 2 or 3 would be nice too.