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.
Arguably the most important thing a digital boardgame can add to their physical counterparts is accessibility. Stone Age: The Board Game does that wonderfully, easing you in gently to its deep worker-placement mechanics.
One of the masters of the digital boardgame, Playdek, tackles one of the contenders for 'best boardgame ever'. That's Twilight Struggle in a nutshell, and the result is an endlessly absorbing simulation of the cold war and a truly epic digital boardgame.
If you thought boardgames needed to be sedate and deliberate, check out Colt Express. Not only does it have you robbing a Wild West train, but all of your moves must be initiated in advance, making for a games that's always full of surprises.
Carcassonne remains as compelling a game in this updated version as it did in the initial digital port that launched back in 2011. Take turns laying tiles to build a map of medieval France, but pick your moment to launch a treacherous land grab.
Though it's set in the classic Dungeons and Dragons tabletop RPG universe, Lords of Waterdeep is actually a worker-placement game that sees you strategically occupying spaces and resources on a board. It's a very attractive and accessible example of the form, too.
Proper boardgame conversions don't need to be complex, esoteric affairs. Forbidden Island is a simple co-operative game that even young kids can play, as you work together to try and rescue four treasures from a sinking island.
Here we have a stripped down card-based version of the popular tabletop role-playing game Pathfinder, and it feels perfectly suited to mobile. Pick your team, kit them out, and embark on a series of combat-filled quests.
This is arguably where the whole digital boardgame scene started - a conversion of The Settlers of Catan, one of the biggest boardgames around. It remains and irresistibly strategic game of trading and acquisition, with just the right hint of randomness stirred in.
Pathogen is that rare beast - a digital-only boardgame made entirely with mobile in mind. It adopts a beautiful abstract design and features an enchantingly novel twist on Othello's assimilation mechanics.
Based on the works of esteemed fantasy horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, Elder Sign: Omens is packed full of magic, monsters, and apocalyptic events. It's also full of tactical variables that require time and effort to master.
Economic engine boardgames aren't always the most thrilling examples of the form, but Splendor manages to buck the trend. You're still speculating to accumulate, but it's easy to learn, quick to play, and surprisingly exciting.