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Best Android Board Games

In this modern age, technology has undoubtedly taken over the world. Just like news and information have spread through the web, board games have found their place within the digital sphere.

Although, not as nostalgic as the traditional table-top setup, these digital games don’t lack in the fun department! They’re not only perfect for the on-the-go, but the versatility of this platform offers a plethora of new and exciting gaming options.

If you’ve got that aching for a board game with only an Android device in hand, look no further, because we’ve got you covered! These Android-based games have been adapted from famous, fan-favorite, award-winning traditional board games, so we know that they’re sure to please. Here is our list of the best Android board games available!

🏆 Our Top Picks for Best Android Board Games

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Best Adaptation

Galaxy Trucker
Galaxy Trucker’s mad dash gameplay pairs perfectly on digital platforms. Playing on a device is just as fun as flipping tiles, and the developers managed to capture the essence of the game perfectly.

Best Cooperative

The Pandemic app is great fun on the go or when social distancing by yourself at home. It’s a great way to connect and play the classic cooperative game from afar. 

Best Overall

Terraforming Mars
Terraforming Mars is a fantastic board game, but it can be intimidating. The app does an incredible job of adapting the game digitally and automates a lot of the bookkeeping that can take away from the experience.

#1. Terraforming Mars (Asmodee Digital)

Terraforming Mars Single Player Board Game

Game Features:

  • Play: Solo, Online Multiplayer, Local Multiplayer
  • Modes: Corporate Era, Solo Challenge, the Draft

Get transported to outer space with Terraforming Mars! In the 2400s, giant corporations are working tirelessly to make the planet Mars habitable for humankind. As one of those corporations, it is your job to work together under the instructions of the World Government on Earth to raise the oxygen level, increase the ocean coverage, and warm the planet until the environment is sustainable for the human population.

Earn points for your commendable contribution to advancing humankind – building infrastructure, creating cities, constructing forests and oceans, and managing resources. Compete against your rivals, show off your revolutionizing skills, and win the race to terraform Mars!

Click here for the Android version from the Play Store or grab a copy of the original.

Terraforming Mars
  • Compete for different milestones and awards worth many VPS
  • Over 200 different projects to complete
  • 1 to 5 players ages 12 and up

#2. Pandemic (Asmodee Digital)

Pandemic Board Game Featured Image

Game Features:

  • Play: Solo, Local Multiplayer
  • Modes: 5 levels of difficulty

The human race is on the brink of extinction, and it is up to you to save the world! Simultaneously, several virulent diseases have broken out and are continuing to spread across the globe. As a member of an elite team of disease control specialists, it is now up to you and your team to treat the diseases, discover a cure, and stop the spread of infection!

In this co-op strategy game, you must recruit a scientist to find a cure, a quarantine specialist to control the spread, and a medic to treat the diseases. Each role offers new possibilities and new strategies to help you control the diseases! However, you must work fast before the spread takes over the world. The fate of humanity is in your hands! Are you up for the challenge?

Click here for the Android version from the Play Store or grab a copy of the original.

  • STRATEGY GAME: Players must work together playing to their...
  • COOPERATIVE BOARD GAME: Only through teamwork will you keep the...
  • WORK TOGETHER AND SAVE HUMANITY: Four diseases threaten the...

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#3. Raiders of the North Sea (Dire Wolf Digital)

Raiders of the North Sea Board Game Box and Art

Game Features:

  • Play: Solo against AI, Online Multiplayer, Local Multiplayer

In Raiders of the North Sea, gather your warriors and plunder your way to adventure because it’s raiding season! Bringing strategy and fun to digital life, this game whisks you back to the central years of the Viking Age. 

To impress the Chieftain, you must assemble a crew of warriors to raid unsuspecting settlements. Gather your provisions, hire a Viking crew, and outfit a longboat. Journey through the North, and send your crew on daring raids for iron, gold, and glory. 

Claim victory in battle or honor your Chieftain as you die at the hands of the legendary Valkyrie. You have a chance to win a place amongst the legends of the North Sea, but only if you can find glory amass the plunder.

This official digital adaption of the award-winning board game also offers cross-platform play. So you can play with and against friends, regardless of which system or platform they use. 

Click here for the Android version from the Play Store or grab a copy of the original.

Raiders of the North Sea
  • Spiel des Jahres Kennerspiel 2017 nominee (enthusiast game of the...
  • Impress the chieftain by raiding villages!
  • Part of the North Sea Runesaga Campaign Trilogy!

#4. Ticket to Ride (Asmodee Digital)

Ticket to Ride Board Game

Game Features:

  • Play: Solo, Online Multiplayer, Local Multiplayer

The official adaptation of this award-winning, railway adventure game is out, and available for Android devices. From India to Europe, you can travel the world, facing new challenges at every turn.

Rediscover this ultimate classic by competing against your opponents to link up your cities and reach your destinations. This strategy game is for all ages, and no game is ever the same. With endless tactics to use, you can play it over and over again, finding new ways to improve your skills, block your opponents, and claim railway routes. 

With so much suspense and tension-building, this adventure will not only excite but become addictive all over again.

Click here for the Android version from the Play Store or grab a copy of the original.

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#5. Catan Universe

Catan Board Game Logo Featured Image

Game Features:

  • Online Multiplayer
  • Single Player A.I.

The classic Catan made its way into the digital world shortly after it was rebranded from Settlers of Catan to simply Catan. The app offers the classic gameplay you know and love, and attempts to add a little side story and quest modes as you play through the various rulesets. You can even purchase the expansions in-app to mix and match your favorite Catan rules and setups.

Unlike the real version, you can play with an AI if you can’t find someone to play online with you. The AI isn’t the worst I’ve seen in a game. It’s either crushingly hard or super easy, but it does let you try out different setups and strategies that you might not try with other players. 

Click here for the Android version from the Play Store or grab a copy of the original.

  • STRATEGY GAME: Trade, build and settle the Island of CATAN in...
  • BUILD AND/OR JOIN A COMMUNITY: Whether you play as a family, a...

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#6. Elder Sign: Omens (Fantasy Flight Games)

Elder Sign Board Game

Game Features:

  • Play: Solo, Online Multiplayer
  • Modes: Adjustable levels of difficulty (i.e. normal, hard, and very hard)

Within the museum rests an ancient evil that may soon awake. An entity that, at all costs, must be prevented from transporting to our universe. A danger to the world, and a threat to the fate of humanity.

The all-powerful Ancient One is threatening to invade our universe and there can only be one team to save the world. It is now your turn to build that elite team of intrepid investigators to protect the human race. Scour the earth for the most unique investigators, face the most challenging of arcane tasks, and explore the ever-changing, danger-ridden museum.

Only the world’s four greatest investigators can evade evil and total destruction. Do you have what it takes to save the world? 

Click here for the Android version from the Play Store or grab a copy of the original. Be sure to check our our in-depth review before you buy!

Elder Sign
  • COOPERATIVE MYSTERY GAME: Players take the roles of investigators...
  • FAST-PACED STRATEGY BOARD GAME: To locate Elder Signs,...

#7. Isle of Skye (Asmodee Digital)

Isle of Skye Board Game Box and Logo Header

Game Features:

  • Play: Solo, Local Multiplayer
  • Modes: Select 4 of 16 different objectives for unique gameplay each time

In a tactical fight to rule over the Isle of the Skye, only one clan can win, and only one chieftain will become king! The goal is to acquire territory, construct castles, and build a kingdom. Every game is different, so be tactful with price setting, sales, purchases, and trades, in order to win the game!

On the eponymous island, race against your opponents by expanding your territory and amassing resources. Enhance your landscape by adding beaches, mountains, lakes, and grassy plains. Buy some livestock for your farmland, or buildings for your metropolis. Build infrastructure, trade goods, and develop the best kingdom of all the lands to become the ruler of the Isle of the Skye. 

Click here for the Android version from the Play Store or grab a copy of the original.

Isle of Skye: From Chieftain to King
  • BECOME RULER OF SCOTLAND: Isle of Skye is a multiple...
  • STRATEGY BOARD GAME: Isle of Skye is a classic tile-laying game...
  • CHALLENGING AND COMPETITIVE: Instantly recognizable to anyone...

#8. Lanterns: The Harvest Festival (Dire Wolf Digital)

Lanterns Harvest Festival Board Game Box and Cards

Game Features:

  • Play: Solo against AI, Online Multiplayer
  • Modes: The Emperor’s Gift expansion pack included

Set in imperial China, this thoughtful tile-placement game will inspire awe with its beauty and vibrant visual effects. The delightful Zen of the harvest festival is translated through the meditative atmosphere and soothing music of this digital game. 

As artisans, you and your opponents are to decorate the palace lake with colorful floating lanterns. Take turns arranging tiles, with every complete set earning Honor. The player who garners the most Honor at the end of the festival wins the game as the best artisan of the Harvest Festival.

Click here for the Android version from the Play Store or grab a copy of the original.

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
  • Voted most anticipated abstract strategy game of 2015 on board...
  • Beautifully crafted components
  • Tons of replay value

#9. Galaxy Trucker (Czech Games Edition)

Galaxy Trucker Board Game Box and Components

Game Features:

  • Play: Solo, Local Multiplayer, Online Multiplayer
  • Modes: 14 challenges and 3 levels of difficulty

This goofy, space-faring classic has made its way to the digital sphere and is sure to please audiences of all ages!

In a galaxy far far away, it’s up to you to build spaceships, race for loot, dodge meteors, and fight off danger! The ultimate goal is to survive the journey, and only the best galaxy trucker will come out to take the win.

The game operates in two phases: building and flying. First, you as a brave and fearless trucker will rummage through warehouses, collecting components, and grabbing the most valuable and useful tiles to build your ship. Your ship must be able to endure the perils of the galaxy, so make sure you put your strategic wit to the test as you frantically gather all your materials.

Once your ship has been built, then it’s time to launch. However, as you navigate through the galaxy, be prepared to fly into danger. The galaxy is full of pirates, meteor showers, disease outbreaks, and many other obstacles. Only the best of the best will persevere. Do you dare to fly?

Click here for the Android version from the Play Store or grab a copy of the original.

Galaxy Trucker
  • Haul sewer pipes across the galaxy in this fun, chaotic...
  • Enjoy a faster, more accessible Galaxy Trucker experience
  • All-new art and graphic design

#10. Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small (Asmodee Digital)

Agricola All Creatures Big and Small Board Game

Game Features:

  • Play: Solo against AI, Multiplayer

In this farming simulation, put your skills to use as you breed livestock, barter for goods, and compete for the best farm! Agricola takes you back to the Middle Ages in Central Europe, and it’s your job to plow the fields, sow the seeds, harvest the crops, and live off the land. 

Don’t be fooled, this may sound simple, but as the seasons change, you’ll also need to manage your food resources to ensure survival through the tough, dry winters.

There are eight rounds in every game, and only three workers in each. In each round, you must perform a task such as acquiring resources, growing crops, or building fences for the animals. However, as your farm grows, the game will become more complex, so ensure that your decisions count.

Click here for the Android version from the Play Store or grab a copy of the original.

Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small
  • A NEW TAKE ON THE CLASSIC FARMING GAME: This version of Agricola...
  • STRATEGY BOARD GAME: Start with a 3x2 game board that can be...
  • CHALLENGING AND COMPETITIVE: The player who amasses the most...

Wrap Up

We hope you’ve enjoyed our picks of the best Android board games on the market! Whether you’re on the go or just after a different way to play, there are endless possibilities for fun and excitement with these digital games.

We’ve scoured the digital sphere and gathered the top strategy, thematic, and family-style digital board games, here, all in one place. That’s why we’re sure that these brilliant Android board games will please all types of game enthusiasts. So, if you happen to give them a try, or if we missed any of your favorites, drop a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!

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