Times have changed and so has the way you play board games. You no longer reach for the box to play your favorite game but instead turn on your computer.There’s an extensive list of games you can play, and board games are still a lot of fun.
You’ll definitely have some fun with the following board games for Windows 10 users and might even become addicted to them. The following options are classic board games you may have even grown up playing.
1. LUDO Blitz!
If you like to play the game Trouble, then you’re going to love LUDO Blitz! This board game for Windows 10 is the intense version of Trouble. Each game is limited to six minutes, and your goal is to get to the center of the game board.
Starting off in the staging area, you do whatever needs to be done to reach a safe spot in the center. You earn points as you move, but you have to protect yourself from other players and their bombs. If you’re hit by one of these bombs, you have to go back to the staging area and start all over again.
You can protect yourself from these dangers by searching for bonuses and power-ups that have shields and bombs you can use as well. If you can move your piece to a space that is already occupied, you’ll move that player’s game piece back to the staging area where they will have to start over.
LUDO Blitz! can be played with a maximum of four players and is free to download to your Windows 10 computer and phone. It’s a great game to keep your mind in shape.
2. Battleship War 3D – Sea Fight
Even if you’ve never played it, you’ve still heard of the classic board game Battleship. This is the game where two players try to destroy the other one’s fleet. Player one has no idea where player two has his/her fleet which makes the game more challenging.
By using a grid that has individual squares identified by letters and numbers, you arrange your ships on the main grid and record the other player’s shots.
If the square you announce is empty, you add a white peg to your primary grid, if it’s a hit you add a red one. Just continue until you manage to sink all your opponent’s ships.
Unlike the original game, this version lets you use modern or ancient ships or even ships from the middle ages. As your ships change, so do the ship’s weapons.
If you like playing Scrabble, you’ll like AlphaJax as well. You can play AlphaJax in two modes: pass-n-play and online. You’ll need to try to put words together with the letter tiles you have.
Just like in Scrabble, the points you get depend on the value of the letter tiles you use. To multiply your score, try to create words over the point multipliers that are placed across the board.
Play up to thirty games at once and get notified about your opponent’s moves with push notifications. There’s an Xbox Live title that allows you to chat with your opponent. You can also randomly choose games or have the game match you up with someone with your skill level.
4. Free Backgammon
Backgammon is a classic board game you can play with two players and two sets of dice. Each player also gets 30 markers/checkers that’ll be placed on the board with 24 narrow triangles that are also called points.
The object of the game is for you to move all your checkers to your home board. Make things more interesting by doubling the stakes and forcing your opponent to accept or forfeit.
Make sure you roll the dice correctly. If not, you won’t find an open point to move your checkers, thus losing your turn. Backgammon is a great brain training game that will keep you thinking about how to make the best move.
Even though board games are not played the way they used to be, they are still a lot of fun. You can enjoy them on your Windows 10 computer and remember the good old days when you played them on an actual board made out of cardboard. Which board game is your favorite? Which one will you play first? Drop a comment and let us know.