Boards to Bytes

Tokaido, a game from publishers Funforge and Passport about traveling the East sea road in Japan, is now available in digital form (Android and iOS). At first glance, it appears to do a good job of maintaining the tabletop version’s beautiful aesthetic. There’s strategy for sure but the board game, at least, I enjoyed as much for the journey as for the winning. Single player, pass-and-play, and online multiplayer options are all available.

Zynga, in collaboration with Hasbro, has released Boggle With Friends. Available on Android and iOS, Boggle With Friends has both head-to-head and solo game modes, and is free-to-play with in-app purchases.

Also licensed from Hasbro, Marmalade Game Studio has released mobile versions of Clue (A.K.A. Cluedo) for Android and iOS. Right now, it’s single-player only but a multiplayer mode is planned.

Dungeons & Dragons-based Planescape: Torment is coming back in an Enhanced Edition from Beamdog playable on PC and mobile.


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A new television game show is planned based on the board game Boggle. In development by Entertainment One, Keller/Noll, and Hasbro Studios, Boggle Battle will have three teams of contestants facing off over giant-sized Boggle boards. In the tabletop version, at least, the goal is to find as many words as you can—but different words from the other players—in a 4×4 grid of letter dice. The TV show’s game play will also involve special elimination rounds tied to pop-culture topics like Harry Potter, Marvel, and Game of Thrones.

No word yet on when or where the show will be broadcast.

[image credit: Rich Brooks]

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