Best SUPPORT Android Board Games
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I am creating this list to try and give a comprehensive list of great support apps for the Android. These are apps that help players play the physical boardgame in some way.
- This will not include apps that allow the game to be played.
- There are a lot of these apps! I will only review ones I have tested
- Given the slightly different focus, the template will be a little different and more subjective.

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Format Template:
Pros:
Cons:
Does it make things easier: Y/N (Does the game support playing in realtime online)
Is it worth the money: Y/N (In my opinion obviously - free apps get an N/A)
Rating: (This rating is for the IMPLEMENTATION and does not reflect the game itself! - I'd give 10 stars for a good app to aide playing Candy Land!)



NOTES:
I am attempting to make this as comprehensive as possible as I want to avoid prematurely rushing to judgement. This means that I will revise reviews as I discover updates, new features etc.
Unless otherwise stated testing is done on Nexus 5 & Nexus 10. Some apps many also be tested on a Motorola Xoom / Samsung Galaxy S3 / Nexus 7 if I want to check other features.
If you have an app to recommend here, please comment and let me know about it! I will add it in and help make this list as comprehensive as possible.

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Support Apps - These are not complete boardgames but rather apps designed to help you play the physical copies. Randomizers, Score Counters and Dice Rollers are some types of app you may find in this list.

Multiplayer (Online) - These are the apps that have full online multiplayer versions of the game. Some even allow you to play against specific friends.

Pass & Play - These games allow multiplayer play on a single device by passing it around the table.

Solitaire - These games allow you to play on your own, offline either with or without bots.
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26. Board Game Publisher: Stronghold Games
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Stronghold Games Timer

Pros:
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Cons:
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Does it make things easier: ?
Is it worth the money: N/A
Rating:

So, I don't own any Stronghold Games and I have not played any of the games listed in the app... so I am asking for other people to submit reviews for this one! Come on folks, get involved!
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27. Board Game: Thunderstone [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:624] [Average Rating:6.96 Unranked]
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qasu Thunderstone

Pros:
- Simple operation
- Remembers settings between loads
- Does exactly what you need
- Has the graphics of the cards
Cons:
- Would be nice to have cloud sync for settings
- Saving preferred deck combinations would be lovely.
- Doesn't much reduce what you need to take on a gaming day
Does it make things easier: Y
Is it worth the money: N/A
Rating:

This app does everything required. It doesn't massively improve the gameplay/admin/setup.

Other Thunderstone Shuffle Apps that I have looked at - and why I didn't pick them:
Thunderstone Randomizer - This costs money when other great options are free.
Thunderstone Shuffle - This is great but qasu edges it on the graphics.
eThunderstone - No longer maintained as qasu has replaced it.
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28. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:152] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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TtR Scorer

Pros:
- Simple Operation
- Nice group view for game play
- Good individual view for game end
Cons:
- No Stats trawling
- No cloud sync
Does it make things easier: Y
Is it worth the money: N/A
Rating:

This is a handy app for quickly counting up the route scores but the lack of performance tracking is a bit of a disappointment.
 
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29. Board Game: Twilight Imperium (Third Edition) [Average Rating:7.86 Overall Rank:57]
 
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TI3 Stats

This Review is by Mr G

Pros:
- Easy to adjust which expansions are in play
- Up to date stats at a glance
- Side by side stats for combat
- Includes racial tech and bonuses
Cons:
- Will not remind you of additional effects of tech (but it never claimed to)
- No way to link with other nearby devices running the same app and sync stats.
Does it make things easier: Y
Is it worth the money: N/A
Rating:

This has decided it is going to take care of a lot of the bookkeeping associated with technologies and done precisely that. Every device needs to keep on top of everyone's tech for the combat to work smoothly - but that’s a small price to pay.

*please note: This was tested on a Samsung Galaxy S3*


TI3 Race Randomizer

This Review is by Mr G

Pros:
- It does exactly what it says on the tin
- Clean crisp interface with clear information.
- Blacklist option if you want to remove races from the selection.
Cons:
- What it says on the tin isn’t much
- No pick 2 choose 1 option (see below)
Does it make things easier: Y
Is it worth the money: N/A
Rating:

This app does what it says it will (randomly assign everyone a race) and does it cleanly. You pick a player number then the option of Base, Base with Shattered Empire, Base with Shards of the Throne, or Everything. It gives you a set of races, a refresh button if you don’t like them and a layout map with guides for the number and types of tiles to take. My second con is the lack of how I do the selection with these games which is everyone picks two (I get people to draw facedown home system tiles to randomise) and pick one of the two. You can do this by getting 1 randomised list and then hitting refresh for a second, but you might get overlap of options and you need to take a note. But consider that I’ve had to go to that to find an issue. All in all this is a fantastic app which set itself a goal and hit it. I can’t fault it for what it does, just what I want it to do.

*please note: This was tested on a Samsung Galaxy S3*
 
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30. Board Game: Zombicide [Average Rating:7.19 Overall Rank:414] [Average Rating:7.19 Unranked]
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Zombicide

Pros:
- Simple operation
- Remembers games between loads
- Nice graphics
Cons:
- No game logging or statistics
- Doesn't replace the card decks
- Doesn't much reduce what you need to take on a gaming day
- Only has basic characters
- Doesn't have Zombivors
Does it make things easier: N
Is it worth the money: N/A
Rating:

This app has everything for a base game, the lack of newer characters is really disappointing but my main issue is that without simulating the decks, you aren't really eliminating that much from the game.
 
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