Board Games You Can Actually Play Online


Board games have always been a fun way to bring people together. In fact, some great board games have already been discussed here on Simply Nerdy Mom. However, there are often circumstances where you can’t all meet in person. Fortunately this is the digital age. It’s a period where you can connect with loved ones from millions of miles away, whether it’s through a video call, email, or instant message.

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That being said, if you want to up the ante on your long-distance communication with others, you can actually play the digital versions of some of your favorite board games. Here are just some of the popular board games you can play online.

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride is an often recommended choice for people who are new to the world of complex board games. The goal of the game is to be the first to complete a train set based on the card you get. Because of its wide popularity, the game now has multiple expansion sets, which can be overwhelming for the first-time buyer. Thankfully, IGN has created a guide on which version to get.

The online version can be downloaded on Steam, App Store, and Google Play Store. Like its physical counterpart, it also has numerous expansions available.


Just in case you haven’t heard of it yet, Splendor is a resource management type of board game where you battle three players for the highest prestige points. Here, you take the role of a rich merchant who is tasked to use resources for acquiring mines, transportation, and artisans. These will help you create jewels and attract nobles, which both increase your prestige.

Board Game Billy said in his review that Splendor is a great choice for both casual and hardcore players. It is an easy game to learn but tough to master. If you’re feeling competitive, go ahead and grab a copy from your local geek store. But in the event that you and friends can’t meet up and play in person, you can try the board game’s digital port on Steam.


Bingo has always been a fun table game, because of the fact that you spend a large part of your time talking to the people around you. What’s also great is that Bingo is very adaptable, and can be injected with a variety of themes.

Naturally, this feature has also translated well online. Take a look at the list of online Bingo games on Gambling and you’ll notice how each one has its own unique theme. They also have their own bonuses for players. So if you’re looking to play Bingo online with friends, be sure to check which theme and bonus fits your preferences.


If you feel like driving your friends into bankruptcy in a fictional setting at least, the classic board game Monopoly is the one to turn to. Thanks to the Internet, there’s an online version of the game available on a number of different websites.

The digital Monopoly features cool animations of the dice and the money that would make you feel like you’re playing the real thing.


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