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The railroading-themed board game Ticket to Ride has made a successful transition to iOS, and it's now it will shortly be available on the Mac through the Mac App Store. The game launches April 5. The Mac release of the game allows you to compete with opponents on the Mac, PC, Linux and iPad...

April 5th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Alright, zAPPed is no GameChanger but, where Hasbro's line of iOS-integrated board games falls short in the pun department, it shines in cleverness. The Game of Life launched just a couple of days ago with a special edition designed to be used with an iPad app, while other classics Battleship and M...

February 12th 2012 at 3:21pm 0 Comments
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MechWarrior Online might just be one of the most exciting titles to be announced in recent times. If you have ever played any version of the game or have ever enjoyed stomping around in the Battletech universe, you'll be happy to know that, yes, the new online game is actually being made. While t...

December 21st 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Board games and card games are kind of dorky to begin with. And there are plenty of titles out there that hold a special place in the heart of the nerd (just ask one about Settlers of Catan). But, there is a line, a line which even the nerdiest amongst us might not care to cross. For example, c-J...

December 16th 2011 at 8:14pm 0 Comments
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Trouble Brothers is a company run by developers Jeff McCord and Steve Shippert, and when I saw them back at Macworld earlier this year, they showed me a game they were working on called Cargo Runners, destined to be released on the iPad, along with an actual real-life board game version. It doe...

July 6th 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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What happens when a robot with immaculate dexterity comes to grips with a notorious board game from our childhood? Just ask Johns Hopkins University students, who successfully removed the wish bone from an Operation board using the da Vinci Robot. If you're familiar with the game, you'll know how i...

April 6th 2011 at 9:29am 0 Comments
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The great Catan iOS game has added in its first expansion, available via an in-app purchase, and it's based on the Seafarers of Catan expansion from the original German board game. The expansion introduces ships and shipping routes to the kingdom-building simulation, and it includes 10 different sc...

January 20th 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Mancala. Chess. Backgammon. The number of ancient board games available in the App Store is long and somewhat predictable. A fresh new entry that deserves notice is Tafl, a pretty and interesting abstract strategy game that has existed in Northern Europe since at least 400 C.E. Exactly how the game...

August 17th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Medici [$5.99] is the latest in a growing, impressive line of heavy-ish board games to make the jump from the table to the iPad, and it's amazing to see this game – so carefully crafted and respected by the designer board game community – on a touch screen with an animated background. Wi...

July 30th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments