I’ll let you guys in on a little secret- I’m a person that struggles daily with anxiety, and a sort of high-strung self-awareness. So I’m not good at learning board games or card games while in the company of many people. As a matter fact, I kind of suck at it. My brain just starts drawing a blank.
But recently I downloaded the Zombie Dice app, which is a digital version of a real dice game, and hit upon the idea that I could enjoy these games independently before playing them with other people. So I fervently searched for other geeky physical games that had made the jump to digital. And boy, there are a lot of them.
There are so many that Board Game Geek has an ongoing list of them.
There are many on that list that I either don’t recognize, or don’t give a crap about, but here are a few of the more obscure ones that intrigued me:
- Zombie in My Pocket – $1.99 – I already own the physical version of this (which is free), but I’ve often forgotten I have it.
- Button Men – $.99 – I picked up a couple of the buttons years ago at a con, but I never really learned the game. Mainly I just bought the app to support Cheapass Games making more apps. Plus, I’m a big James Ernest fan. I want a “Kill Doctor Lucky” app!
- Mancala – An ancient game. Always wanted to try it.
- Hive – $1.99 – I’ve seen it in stores, and now I can try before I buy.
- Munchkin Level Counter – $4.99 – So Steve Jackson thinks he can charge $4.99 for a simple level counter app, and people will buy it, eh? Well, he’s right! I hate you, Steve Jackson.
Apps I’d Personally Like to See:
- Kill Doctor Lucky
- Lord of the Fries
- Cthulhu Dice
- Galaxy Trucker (That one just screams touch-controls)