The Killer App: IPad Board Games

Posted: Jan 31 2010, 12:46pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:09pm CDT, in News | Gaming


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There are two problems with board games. The first is that they take up way too damn much space, and the second is that they are a pain to clean up. Now, thanks to the iPad, the board game can finally reach perfection. speculates that the perfect board game apps could be created for a tablet environment.

And they're right. Imagine buying an iPad or an Android or Windows tablet and loading it up with digital copies of all your favorite board games. You wouldn't have to carry boxes everywhere or spend three hours setting up the board for Axis and Allies. Board gaming on car trips will now be possible (without creating an enormous mess). Tablets have the potential to create a better board gaming experience than any physical medium.

The larger the tablets get, the more possibilities there are. Imagine loading RISK onto a 15.6" tablet. Even if your opponent had a fit and flipped the board, he wouldn't upset all the pieces. And if your game lasts over nine hours and your friends start begging to sleep, you can just save the map without leaving the board out for your cat to ruin.

Developers: get on this. The iPad is a potential goldmine for family entertainment.

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The excitement about new smartphones, tablets and anything mobile drive Robert to unearth the latest rumors and developments in this fast moving space. He adopted 4G as soon as it become available and knows where the mobile market is going.
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