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Ludo King, Monopoly & Scrabble Go: Online board games will drive away lockdown blues

Here are five online board games you should check out.

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Last Updated: May 10, 2020, 11.19 AM IST
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Play virtual board games easily by downloading an app on your smartphone.
The idea of regulating screen time has gone for a toss as the lockdown keeps people indoors. One can’t even call friends over to play board games such as carroms, chess, Monopoly or ludo. But you can still safely play virtual board games easily by downloading an app on your smartphone.

No doubt, there has been a multifold increase in the popularity of such games. So if you want some shared fun or a dose of nostalgia, here are five online board games you should check out.

Ludo King
Get it for:
Free
Available on: Android and iOS

Everyone, well almost everyone, has played Ludo. It is apparently quite the rage these days again. Ranked among the top games on app stores, Ludo King was developed by Gametion Technologies. There are four different ways to play this game: versus the computer, local multiplayer, online multiplayer and private matches with friends you can invite online.

Carrom Pool
Get it for:
Free
Available on: Android and iOS


The mobile version of carom is quite different from the regular board game — it allows upgrades in the form of various strikers such as Deep Freeze, Lucky Charm, Omega and Rosette, among others. The amount of power each striker can pack is different and so is the accuracy of each. New tables can also be unlocked in the game developed by Miniclip.com.

Monopoly
Get it for:
Rs 350 (Android), Rs 299 (iOS)
Available on: Android and iOS


Buy houses, sell hotels, built your way to wealth — it is all easy in this game by Marmalade Game Studio. But be careful, or you might end up in jail. The virtual version of Monopoly is great fun. It brings all the facets of the classic board game. However, the mobile version isn’t free. The good thing is that you don’t need active internet to play this game as it is available for online and offline play.
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When playing Chess King, you can choose from various levels such as Medium, Hard or Expert. (Representative Image)

Chess King
Get it for:
Free
Available on: Android and iOS


Chess King is the mobile version of the age-old classic board game that is widely believed to have originated in India. With each victory over the opponent, your rank receives more experience and you can climb up the rank ladder. The ranks are updated every 24 hours. The game gives a player the chance to unlock achievements and various levels such as Medium, Hard or Expert.

Scrabble Go
Get it for:
Free
Available on: Android and iOS


Scrabble by Scopely Go is the mobile version of the board game immensely popular among logophiles and English language enthusiasts. It has got some new game modes. An added fun element is that the letter tiles can be personalised.

(The writer is with Gadgets Now)


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