Updated November 7, 2018: New entries added


Most of us will have grown up playing board games of some sort. Few of us, though, will have really seen what board games have to offer.

If you delve a little deeper, there are physical board games out there that are way richer, deeper, more strategic, and just plain more interesting than Monopoly or Game of Life.

Fortunately, the advent of smartphones and tablets has led to a second life for many of these more thoughtful board games in streamlined digital form - and a fresh chance for everyone to check them out.

Generally speaking, we've steered clear of pure card games, which deserve their own list. These are all games that are played around a virtual game board, with many starting out life in physical form.