Video games have constantly changed, and offer exciting new games and technologies. From VR to next-gen graphics, they’ve constantly been pushing boundaries and limits, but there always seems to be a need to get back to our gaming roots, and these powerhouse consoles always make room for board games.
Digital board games are a fantastic way to play classics and some modern-day board games, and the digital versions have a few distinct advantages over their traditional analog cousins. Digital board games allow players to connect across the globe and give you the opportunity to play opponents anywhere in the world.
For very complex board games, it can be a lot easier to simply jump into the digital versions. The programming takes care of all the management of complex games and lets players simply enjoy the game and strategy.
Today we’re looking at some of the best digital board games for PC and Consoles.
🏆 Our Top Picks for Best Digital Board Games
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Best Digital Board Games for Nintendo Switch
Raiders of the North Sea
Check out our review of Raiders of the North Sea before you buy.
Download Raiders of the North Sea from the Nintendo Switch Store
Catan, the classic that just keeps on giving. Once you’ve tried all of the expansions, then you can take the game on the road!
Download Catan from the Nintendo Switch Store
The beautiful board game by Elizabeth Hargrave, Wingspan is an award-winning bird game with a lot of digital potential!
Download Wingspan from the Nintendo Switch Store
Best Digital Board Games for PlayStation
Fury of Dracula
Check out our review of Fury of Dracula before you grab your controller.
Get Fury of Dracula from the PlayStation Store or grab the original on Amazon:
Slay the Spire
Risk: Urban Assault
Get Risk: Urban Assault from the PlayStation Store or grab the original on Amazon
Board Games Bundles for PlayStation
Best Digital Board Games for PC
We love Gloomhaven. You can check out our review of Gloomhaven or explore the prequel, Jaws of the Lion too!
Get Gloomhaven from the Steam Store or grab a copy of the original on Amazon:
Make sure to take a gander at our Splendor review before you buy! If you’ve already played Splendor, you can also try 5 games like Splendor to mix it up a bit.
Get Splendor from the Steam Store or grab a copy of the original on Amazon:
Ticket to Ride
Ticket to Ride is an absolute classic! Once you’ve tried all of the versions and expansions, it’s time to try it digitally.
Get Ticket to Ride from the Steam Store or grab a copy of the original on Amazon:
Through the Ages
Kendra loves this game… mostly because she always wins. Check out our in-depth review of Through the Ages: A New Story of Civilization before you ditch the analog.
Get Through the Ages from the Steam Store or grab a copy of the original on Amazon:
We hope you enjoyed our list of the best digital board games for each type of console, like Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and PC! Have you tried any of these digital games? Did we miss any of your favorites? Drop a comment below and let us know what you think! We’d love to hear from you.
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Before starting GameCows with his wife Kendra, he used to teach English Language Arts in the US. He combined his love of gaming with education to create fun game-based learning lessons until he eventually decided to run GameCows with Kendra full-time. He’s known for pouring over rulebooks in his spare time, being the rule master during game night, and as the perma DM in his DnD group. Bryan loves board games, writing, traveling, and above all his wife and partner in crime, Kendra.