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Board games that turned digital

Who doesn’t love board games? Gathering with friends or family, sharing laughs, points, adventures and whatnot. What could be better? In the strange times we live in, getting together has been more difficult than ever. Thankfully, creative thinking and programming were there for the rescue.

We do love programming. Because it’s there to give solutions and make the world a techier place. A better place. When games and getting together took the hit, software development was there to give the best solution there was: digital board games. Interesting as a concept to say the least, digital board games keep players together, even if everyone is at their own home. Let’s take a look at some of the best — for us — digital adaptation of board games.

5. Codenames

A truly classic when it comes to modern era parties, codenames has been a hit for a long time now. The spymaster gives a hint and a number and the team tries to find the right words that match with the hint. Sounds easy? Well, it isn’t. The point is, this classic is now digital and people can invite their friends from all over the world to “spy out” and have fun.

4. Ticket to ride

According to “Days of wonder” the company that developed the game: Ticket to Ride is a cross-country train adventure in which players collect and play matching train cards to claim railway routes connecting cities throughout North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn.”. Imagine this game in your tablet or mobile, trying to claim the longest route while playing with friends all around the world. Magic.

3. Isle of Skye

We know you were all thinking of becoming the lord of Scotland. Don’t deny it, we’ve all been there. “Isle of Skye is a multiple award-winning, tile-laying game where you and up to 4 of your friends draft and purchase tiles to build the terrain in your portion of the isle. Connect roads to whiskey barrels to earn coins and use those coins to purchase desirable tiles.”. In the digital adaptation there are also some modes that players can try. A lot more fun for everyone, even if they’re not together per se.

2. Catan Universe

We don’t need to say a lot about The Settlers of Catan, do we? It’s been around for many years and most of us know the struggle of acquiring the right resource to build our new road or city. At the same time, we know how fun it is trying to convince a rival to give you some of their resources, by enticing them to some of your own. Turning Catan into Catan Universe must have been a real challenge, but the results are excellent. Definitely a “must try”.

  1. Magic the Gathering Arena

Around for many years now, Magic the Gathering has had many enthusiasts around the world. The thrill of collecting new cards, building a new deck or strengthening an old one and then showing off to your friends when you would gather to spend hours of playing… we’re at a loss for words. It was just, well, magical. One of the first card games to be adapted as well, Magic the Gathering Arena takes the physical and turns it to digital with the outmost accuracy. Played by millions around the world, this game as well is a definite “must have”.

Games, friends, good times and technology. That’s definitely our cup of tea. Because software development, programming and technology are in our DNA. And we know that, just like technology saved our “gaming with friends” throughout the pandemic, it can make the difference in the following years for even more important aspects of our lives. How do you feel about technology? Do you want to work for a company that knows the wonders technology can bring? Check out our openings here.

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