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Top 10 Android Board Game Apps 2020

We have a list of all of the games we have reviewed on our review database. From there you can see ratings as well as some info about the games to help you decide which are the games you might want to download. So why would we make a list of the top 10 Android board game apps then?

This list will not simply be a list of the apps with the highest ratings from our reviews which are available for Android devices. We will be curating a list of Android board game apps which we think the most people will enjoy, which we think should be in your collection and games we have the most fun playing whether they are rated highly or not.

Don’t worry if you don’t have an Android device, you can check out our Top 10 iOS Board Game Apps article here instead

So without further ado here is our list of the top 10 Android board game apps…

Top 10 Android Board Game Apps

10 – Eight Minute Empire

Being able to play an empire building area control board game in 8 minutes is a feat in itself; then put it onto my phone and make it easier to follow and I’m completely in. Eight Minute Empire is a fantastic port of a great game and one I find myself playing on my phone all of the time, whenever I have 8 minutes spare.

9 – Sentinels of the Multiverse

Comic books come to life in this card game of hero vs villain. Sentinels of the Multiverse takes the card game and ports it to your Android device with all the bright colours and characters you expect from this deep battle game. What the app does well is takes out all of the book keeping from the original game which means it’s finally accessible to the masses.

8 – Carcassonne

This port of Carcassonne makes the table top version a wonderful pick up and play app, implemented beautifully. With a slew of expansions available this Android board game has the longevity to be worthwhile keeping in your collection. A perfect gateway level game this board game app is one for the whole family or just for you alone on the sofa.

7 – Santorini

Another interesting take on the game of chess; Santorini is a two player strategy game in a cute cartoony ancient Greek box. Traverse the 3D modelled board building towers. The first player to reach the 3rd level of a tower wins. However add in any one of the 36 Greek Gods and each player has their own rule to help themselves win or stop you winning. Really fun and a beautiful implementation.

6 – 7 Wonders

After a much protracted development and years of waiting 7 Wonders finally hit our devices and it was worth the wait. The ever popular board game came with slick gameplay, a challenging AI and 2 expansions available plus the ability to play with up to 7 players means this Android board game is one we keep coming back to.

5 – Race for the Galaxy

Race for the Galaxy has never been the prettiest game or the easiest to pick up and play if you don’t know what you’re doing; once you do though you will find a wonderfully in depth engine builder with plenty of replayability. Strong AI means you can play this game solo on the move and not miss anything. A worthwhile app for your collection.

4 – Small World 2

Small World 2 has been one of my most played board game apps for the last 2 years on any device. A smart area control game with an endless combination of races and special abilities which change every game you play. The interplay between these races is so wonderful and varied that it is a true favourite.

3 – Raiders of the North Sea

One of the flagship releases of 2019 Raiders of the North Sea brings a wonderful take on a worker placement game to your Android device. Play a worker for an action and then take a worker for an action is a lovely mechanic. With a brilliant art style and nice 3D graphics Raiders of the North Sea is a tonne of fun to play.

2 – Through the Ages

A game that I simply don’t play when not on an app; this is why board game apps are great. Through the Ages as an Android board game is streamlined and easy to understand, the book keeping is all taken care of for you and it makes what is a bit of an unplayable game for me into a delight to play.

1 – The Castles of Burgundy

Another heavy euro game, The Castles of Burgundy gives you the chance to play this table hog of a game on your Android device. Collect resources and build up your estate ultimately collecting victory points; this is what board games are all about. The app lets you get through a long game in about 20 minutes which means The Castles of Burgundy is finally accessible for the masses. Well worth a download.

And there you have it, this is our current list of the top 10 Android board game apps. We’ll update this as more games come out and we enjoy more apps on our Android devices so keep checking back to see if things change.

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