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Old Fashioned Board Games You Can Play on Your Smartphone

07 Mar 2020 Developer News
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Board games are like family heirlooms. They are passed onto generations. They bring families closer and strengthen their relationships. They teach you how to compete in the race of life. Board games are especially beneficial for kids. They enhance their analytical skills. A board game is a great way to learn how to refine your reflexes. It shows you how to keep yourself focused on an objective. Also, it is a great way for children to learn how to take one step at a time. Word games help you build a strong vocabulary bank in a fun way. Today, we live in an age of technological development where everything is done online. All the answers to your questions can be found online. We are essentially living in a virtual world. You can do anything and everything on your phone. From ordering food to booking hotels. If it cannot be done online, it will probably not be done at all. Thanks to the wonders of technology, you can play your favorite board games online!


Here is a list of classic old-fashioned games that you can play online to relive the memories of your childhood.



Everyone loves this classic board game. 2-8 players take turns rolling two dice on a board. They buy and sell properties in their turns and develop their properties into houses and hotels. The goal is to build as many houses and hotels as possible. Anyone who rolls the dice and lands on your property has to pay your rent. The game continues until all the players run out of cash and assets and get bankrupt. The last player to remain liquid wins the game.



Scrabble is perhaps one of the most famous board games. It holds worldwide popularity. It is a word game for 2 to 4 players. The player scores points by placing tiles to make up words in a crossword manner on a board. The evolution of technology has enabled people to use online websites to unscramble their tiles, and according to experts at, not only will you be able to stay ahead of a game, but you’ll get to learn new words as you go. All you have to do is put in your scrambled tiles and sit back and relax as several combinations of words are automatically generated. The best part of an online scrabble game is that your opponent will never know that you are using a website to help you! The game ends when one player finishes up all their tiles and there are none left in the tile bank. When the game ends both players calculate their scores and the highest score wins.



Chess is one of the oldest board games, tracing back to the 6th century. It is a 2-player game based on strategy. The chessboard has 64 squares on an 8x8 grid. Each player gets 16 pieces: a king, a queen, a pair of knights, a pair of rooks, a pair of bishops, and eight pawns. Each piece moves in a fixed direction. The goal is to protect your king and checkmate the opponent's king. All the pieces can be used to attack the opponent’s pieces. You can learn and play online. There are different levels of difficulty for you to choose from. Start as a beginner and learn to become a Grand-Master.



Checkers is another 2-player game that is played on an 8x8 grid with 64 squares. Each player is given 12 pieces that can only move diagonally. The game begins with each player’s pieces on opposite sides of the board. If one of your pieces reaches the last row on the opposite side, it becomes a king. The objective of the game is to capture the opponent’s pieces. This is done by jumping over the opponent’s piece. Regular pieces cannot capture kings but kings can capture regular pieces. Also, regular pieces can only move forwards but kings can move forwards as well as backward. You win if you either capture all of the opponent’s pieces or put them in a position where they cannot move.


Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladder is an ancient Indian game. It can be played between two or more players. It is played on a board with multiple ladders and snakes. Each player takes turns rolling the dice and moves forward according to the number on the dice. If you roll a 4, you move 4 squares forward. If your square has a snake you move downwards from the snake’s mouth to its tail. If your square has a ladder, you move upwards from the bottom of the ladder to the top. The player who reaches the finishing square first wins.


Online board games allow you to play with your friends that live thousands of miles apart. It gives you an excuse to connect with long lost friends. Board games provide a learning experience for children. Children who do not have anyone to play with can make use of online board games and enjoy learning.

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