Best PASS & PLAY Android Board Games
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I am creating this list to try and give a comprehensive list of great boardgames with Pass & Play. I want to see more great instances of boardgames on Android, especially as we invariably loose out to iOS so here I will recommend the Apps that do a great job.


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Does it handle hidden information? Y/N
Does it feel like being at the table? Y/N
Suitability: (How well suited is the game for Pass & Play)
Value for Money: (Is it worth it)
Rating: (This rating is for the IMPLEMENTATION and does not reflect the game itself! - I'd give 10 stars for a good app of 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.
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.

Please subscribe to these geeklists as I will continue to update them as I find and test more games.

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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1. Board Game: Alhambra [Average Rating:7.02 Overall Rank:434]
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2. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:161] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
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Carcassonne

Does it handle hidden information? There is no hidden information!
Does it feel like being at the table? Yes - this is a simple game and the app does a good job of reflecting the gameplay and feel of the original. The only slight issue can be getting a good overview of the board. This can be a problem particularly for Farmers but that is more an annoyance.
Suitability: I'd argue the app is better in some ways than the physical game - it has great graphics, no clean up and overview aside, works excellently without the risk of loosing pieces... although you do loose out on the dexterity element of trying to balance that tile on the edge of the table and not breathe!
Value for Money: I don't think the £3.50 price tag is bad... but you will probably want to buy the expansions which is another £4 or so.
Rating:

This really is a good app, well suited to pass and play and I love that all the expansions are a single purchase.
 
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3. Board Game: Catan [Average Rating:7.18 Overall Rank:341] [Average Rating:7.18 Unranked]
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4. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:78] [Average Rating:7.64 Unranked]
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5. Board Game: Elder Sign [Average Rating:7.00 Overall Rank:512]
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6. Board Game: Hey, That's My Fish! [Average Rating:6.73 Overall Rank:762]
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Hey, That's My Fish!

Does it handle hidden information? There is no hidden information!
Does it feel like being at the table? Yes - this is a simple little game and doesn't need any more than the app offers. The physical game - with setup time is actually a bit more clunky.
Suitability: I'd argue the app is actually better than the physical game - it has great graphics, no set up and for such a quick game, it's perfect.
Value for Money: I play this over the physical version so it is totally worth £2!
Rating:

This really is a great example of a boardgame app and perfectly suited to pass and play.
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7. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:224]
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Hive

Does it handle hidden information? There is no hidden information!
Does it feel like being at the table? It is lacking the great tactility of the Bakelite pieces but otherwise works well.
Suitability: The graphics are a bit basic and I miss not having the physical pieces but it does the job well. I'd still recommend Hive Pocket over the app but it is a solid game.
Value for Money: It's hard to beat free!
Rating:

This really is a great example of a boardgame app and perfectly suited to pass and play, I just miss the feel of Bakelite.
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8. Board Game: Ingenious [Average Rating:7.14 Overall Rank:377]
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9. Board Game: Kingdom Builder [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:508]
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10. Board Game: Through the Desert [Average Rating:7.06 Overall Rank:462]
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Through the Desert

Does it handle hidden information? There is no hidden information!
Does it feel like being at the table? Yes - this is a simple little game and doesn't need any more than the app offers. The physical game - with setup time is actually a bit more clunky.
Suitability: I'd argue the app is actually better than the physical game - the graphics aren't great but there is no set up and for such a quick game, it's perfect.
Value for Money: I play this over the physical version so it is totally worth £2!
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11. Board Game: Ticket to Ride [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:152] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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Ticket to Ride uses Days of Wonder's online accounts to allow you to enter games with strangers in much the same way as you could do for the online game.


Does it handle hidden information? There is hidden information and the app uses a tap screen to access the next player's turn. This can be easily overlooked by trying to play too quickly.
Does it feel like being at the table? Ticket to Ride has a reasonable amount of tactility in it with the trains and the cards. Although everything is physically there, it does miss out a bit on the feel. It does however make scoring simpler as this can be something easily forgotten in the physical version.
Suitability: It makes the game more portable, great for a moderate train journey with friends but at home I'd still be reaching for the box.
Value for Money: £4 is not cheap for an app and this only gives the basic game - upgrades are in app purchases that can see you fritter away quite a lot of money, although I'd still say it's worth it. Esp. given all the other play options.
Rating:

This a good example of a boardgame app mostly well adapted and with a lot of other features to make it worth getting.
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12. Board Game: Tigris & Euphrates [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:74]
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13. Board Game: Tsuro [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:864]
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Tsuro uses Facebook to allow you to enter games with strangers or friends in much the same way as you could do for the online game.


Does it handle hidden information? There is hidden information and the app uses a tap screen to access the next player's turn. This can be easily overlooked by trying to play too quickly.
Does it feel like being at the table? In a way I actually prefer the feel of the app. The flow of the pieces as they move along their path feels very zen.
Suitability: It makes the game more portable, great for a few minutes down time and I'd probably even opt for the app over the physical game at home.
Value for Money: $4 is not cheap for an app but it is well executed and enjoyable.
Rating:

This a great example of a boardgame app beautiful and a good game length for app play.
 
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