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This is just a little list of card and board games that I would love to play as an iOS app (not helper apps, but full games). These range from games I know and love but would play more often with the convenience of an app (long set up or tricky scoring), games I have a hard time getting to the table and would like an AI/online opponent to play with, or simply wishful thinking for rare and expensive games I have never even played!

Feel free to make additions to the list, and comment why you think it would be great to have a certain game in app form. Maybe we can demonstrate to publishers that their games can have legs on digital devices too!
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1. Board Game: Saint Petersburg [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:229]
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This is one of those games that I have never played, and am reluctant to pay high second hand prices for (since I've never even tried it) - but it has a great reputation and looks like it would make an excellent app along the lines of the Caylus or Puerto Rico apps.
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2. Board Game: Commands & Colors: Napoleonics [Average Rating:7.98 Overall Rank:295]
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A dream. I would absolutely LOVE to have a digital version of this, particularly the Napoleonic with gorgeous artwork and a little animation - this would be a killer. Expansions as IAP, fine, I would gobble them up.
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3. Board Game: Arena: Roma II [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:1035] [Average Rating:6.93 Unranked]
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I play this game as often as I can get it to the table, but feel like I would play it daily as an app! It is fast and fun, and the publisher Queen has shown they are not opposed to app versions of board games.
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4. Board Game: Up Front [Average Rating:7.83 Overall Rank:373]
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Another game I have never tried, and am hesitant to pay second hand prices for. Has a solid reputation and could make a really fun app!
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5. Board Game: Tempête sur l'Échiquier [Average Rating:6.77 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.77 Unranked]
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Published as Knightmare Chess in the US, this game adds powers and player cards to the mix. Chess AI is common enough, and chess apps seem fairly popular - so this one seems like a reasonable enough wish. Steve Jackson Games has also recently dipped their toes in apps with the Ogre game on Steam, so hopefully this sees the light of day on the app store too!
 
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6. Board Game: Guillotine [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1001]
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Fast and light game that seems like it would be a natural fit on the app store.
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7. Board Game: Empires in Arms [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:954]
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Okay, this is probably a long shot, but EiA is a game that is criminally underplayed, probably because of the difficulty to get enough players together and invested in the insane time commitment. A lackluster PC version was published about a decade ago, so the AI is something that has been tackled before, and the publisher of that version was Matrix/Slitherine which have gone on the do dozens of iOS apps... so perhaps someday?
 
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8. Board Game: Dungeons & Dragons Dice Masters: Battle for Faerûn [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:843] [Average Rating:7.39 Unranked]
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Really any and all of the Dice Masters series of games (since they are fairly interchangeable I believe) would make for a fast and fun app. You would probably lose some of the thrill buying virtual dice as an IAP rather than as a physical blind bag, but I would like to see this come to iOS devices.
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9. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:101]
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Maybe more wishful thinking, but I would love a digital version of Cosmic Encounter! Different gameplay variations and tons of expansions!
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10. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.79 Overall Rank:53]
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A classic, still very highly rated. Lots of expansions that would make great IAPs like the Carcassone app. Would sit nicely alongside the Caylus, Puerto Rico, Le Havre, Carcassone, and Alhambra style of board game apps.
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11. Board Game: Dune [Average Rating:7.63 Overall Rank:215]
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Okay, maybe impossible due to rights issues? Heck, I would settle for Fantasy Flight's Rex or a rethemed Express version.
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12. Board Game: Hera and Zeus [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1406]
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A better version of Stratego by a much loved designer. Plays fast and I am always ready for another hand. Unfortunately the publisher Kosmos doesn't seem too interested in doing digital versions of their catalog. The only one I can think of off the top of my head is Kahuna, and that app lacked Pass & Play, which is an essential feature for these 2-player series of games!
 
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13. Board Game: Caesar & Cleopatra [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1431]
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Another Kosmos 2 player game that would make a fun app!
 
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14. Board Game: Machiavelli [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:1537]
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Okay, this is another one of those classics that are too expensive to pick up second hand without having played it first. Dying to try it, but not dying to spend over a hundred dollars on an OOP copy. Would this make a decent app?
 
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15. Board Game: Robo Rally [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:1328]
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This seems like a no-brainer! I can imagine lots of Dejarik/Battle Chess style animations when the droids get smashed and shot with lasers. Sign me up!
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16. Board Game: Legion of Honor [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:3889]
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I would really love to see more solo games make the leap to iOS apps like Friedemann Friese's Friday. I am not a programmer, but it seems from the outside that making a solo game that does not require online opponents or AI would be an easier proposition? Legion of Honor would make a really gorgeous app, and I would love to play it!
 
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17. Board Game: Merchant of Venus (second edition) [Average Rating:7.21 Overall Rank:580]
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Not much to say about this absolute classic. Could have some really attractive UI and simple animations and bring this classic to whole new generation.
 
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18. Board Game: Android: Netrunner [Average Rating:7.93 Overall Rank:39]
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Wishful thinking?
 
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19. Board Game: Roads & Boats [Average Rating:7.74 Overall Rank:271]
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Not to sound like a broken record, but this is another game I have not had a chance to play, and am unlikely to find a second hand copy cheap. Would REALLY love to give it a spin, and I think I am not alone in that...
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20. Board Game: Thurn and Taxis [Average Rating:7.12 Overall Rank:348]
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This could make a nice slick package, along the lines of the Ticket to Ride app. A few expansions, a little animation, bingo! I bring this to the table as often as possible, and it would make a nice app to take along on road trips, etc.
 
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21. Board Game: Condottiere [Average Rating:6.75 Overall Rank:789]
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Another fast paced card game that seems like it would be fairly simple to code (again, I have no experience!) and could make a nice lightweight app! Fantasy Flight has quite a few games on my wishlist...
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22. Board Game: Fjords [Average Rating:6.72 Overall Rank:1095]
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Fjords is a really great tile laying/area control game that would make a great app along the lines of the Carcassone or Catan apps. The designer is sadly no longer with us, and second hand copies of the physical board game go for quite high prices. The desire to play this game is there for a lot of folks who don't own it. Seems like a natural to adapt to digital devices!
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23. Board Game: Keydom [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:6599]
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Would love to see any of Breese's Key-series games on iOS. I think the art style with a little animation and some suitably light music would make a very attractive app! This would be particularly great for the out of print and rare Key games that many people would like to play/own but are unable to. Developers, are you out there?
 
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24. Board Game: Ticket to Ride: Märklin [Average Rating:7.41 Overall Rank:235] [Average Rating:7.41 Unranked]
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I believe the UK map/expansion is coming to iOS, but I would also really love to see the Marklin version with passengers and unique artwork make it as an IAP expansion as well! Doubtful, but hoping!
 
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25. Board Game: Flamme Rouge [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:321]
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I could see this making a really slick app, and it would be a must have for me.
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