iChapaev by MaxNick is supposedly fashioned after a Russian board game, but I have no real idea. At first glance, it resembles checkers a great deal. However, once you start playing it, it more so resembles a checker fight between two rivaling siblings.
iPhone and iPad apps tagged "board games."
Battleship By Pen - Sink or Swim?
If you ever played battleship as a kid, then no doubt you can appreciate Battleship by Pen. Created by RedMadRobot, Battleship by Pen gets bonus points from me for originality in design. An app that appears to have been drawn entirely by hand on graph paper with a blue Bic pen, Battleship by Pen is the same concept as the original board game, but with some original features of it's own.
Clue: No Longer a Boring Board Game
An update of the classic Hasbro board game, Electronic Arts' Clue is a killer modernization of the old-fashioned who-dunnit. The pace is fast, the women are faster, the men and the weapons are cool.
Build from Start-Up to Web Mogul with iNetMania
Fans of Monopoly (either the board game or app) will probably like TechPad Productions' iNetMania, its first game for the iPhone and iPod touch. iNetmania is based on TechPad's ServerMania board game.
Who Wants to be a Millionaire App Plays Like the Real Thing
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is now officially an application for the iPhone. Train Rides, field trips and Friday nights will never be the same now that you've got host Meredith Vieira and more than 900 questions along for the ride.
Beast Brings Retro Monster Crushing to iPhone
Beast, a remake of a 1984 DOS game, seeks to capture some of the retro game love flowing from the App Store. Games like Candy Wars have shown that it isn’t just the console ports that are grabbing all the attention. Unfortunately, Beast is a bit too buggy to live up to the hype. A few freeze-ups while playing the game keep it from living up to the promised potential.
Chess Club Plays To A Draw
Chess Club iPhone app by Visionary Bits is an online chess game that allows you to play chess from your iPhone against anyone around the world. The company states that they have more than 13,000 members.
Mahjong Epic Stacks Up Against Similar Tile Games
Add Kristanix Games' Mahjong Epic to the the stack of 20-plus Mahjong games in the App Store.
Mahjong is so popular, not just on the iPhone/iPod touch, if you were to throw a stone in any direction, there's a good chance you'd conk a Mahjong player in the head.
Mancala: FS5 (Free) — Marble Game Gets Everything Right
Mancala: FS5 (Free). For those of us that didn’t already know, "The word mancala comes from the Arabic word naqala meaning literally ‘to move.' There is no one game with the name mancala; instead mancala is a type, or designation, of game.” (Wikipedia)
This is a wonderful game that I remember from my childhood and it brought a smile to my face to see it in the app store.
vConqr: World Domination is Closer, but still Just out of Reach
The Risk knock-off vConqr has undergone quite the revamping since our original review of the game when it was known as Virtual Conquest. This version is more playable and should appeal to both Risk fanatics and iPhone/iPod touch gamers.
Coins N Rainbows - Coin Sliding Fun
Coins N Rainbows was an original idea that involves the user having a coin and sliding it along the board to land on rainbows. The user would take his or her iPhone and slide it forward which sends the coin along the board and depending on where it lands on the rainbows, determines how many points the user gets.
Scrabble, Just Right for Tough Times
Scrabble was invented by Alfred Mosher Butts, an out-of-work architect, during the Great Depression. Hmm, I wonder whether it's coincidence that Electronic Arts has just released its version of the popular word game for the iPhone, or a sign the economy is set to go further down the drain?
The Only Thing Missing from Monopoly is Bailout Money
Monopoly: Here and Now: The World Edition - Who doesn't know how to play Monopoly? You buy low, sell high. You buy properties you really can't afford in hopes you can flip them to someone who can.
Yahtzee! Adventures: Roll the Dice for Family Fun
Yahtzee Adventures brings the great family game of Yahtzee to the iPhone. I have to be honest, I have never played Yahtzee before and I had no idea what I was doing on the application until I read the great help section that comes along with it.
t Chess Would Put Bobby Fischer at Your Side, If He Were Alive
Chess terrifies me. I learned to play when I was only 7-years old and in the too-many years since, I can count the number of games I've won on my right hand (that's the one I almost lost fixing a combine harvester on my granddaddy's farm).