Games have kept people entertained for centuries. Even the cave people whipped out the old Monopoly board now and again (well, one can only presume they did, anyway). Today, however, we have the wonder of technology, and this means that traditional games are now available on our tiny digital computers for us to enjoy anywhere and everywhere.
But are these modern versions of old-style games better than the physical ones? The answer is easily yes! Along with improved graphics, more rewards, and fewer arguments, mobile games allow us to access and play a bigger variety of titles with people from around the world.
Here are just a few that make much better mobile games than they did traditional ones.
Bingo has the reputation of being a lot of people sat around, holding dabbers and shouting odd phrases like “house”, “one little duck” and, yep, you’ve guessed it, “bingo”. But bingo is actually much more enjoyable than stereotypes imply.
It’s an opportunity to play a fun game with friends and shout exciting things at the same time. And, what’s better is the mobile version is just as entertaining. When looking on bingo comparison sites, for example, you will soon see that modernized versions of the game let you play titles inspired by your favorite TV shows, such as The Chase or Deal or No Deal, as well as having special daily features with cash prizes.
With all this fun on a phone, shouting ‘dirty Gertie’ whenever you get the number 30 won’t seem so oddly retro anymore.
Board games have kept us entertained on the dullest of days or at the fanciest of dinner parties. So, let’s not slate them too much. However, as fun as they are, the mobile versions have added that little bit extra. They’re more enjoyable, if not for the reason alone that you don’t lose half the pieces under the sofa.
From the perilous snakes and ladders to the thinking person’s crumpet, chess, pretty much every traditional board game now comes in the form of an app. However, after exploring contemporary board game phone apps, you can straight away see that they are more interactive, have better aesthetics, and are even more dynamic. Plus, you can play with friends right next to you, or randomers across the world.
What’s not to love about a digital board game?
Nothing’s better than heading out on a sunny day to play a game of football or tennis. Apart from playing the same games on your phone instead. There is no doubt that sports are a lot of fun. But enjoying them in a digital world just has that extra element of excitement to it.
Participating in sports through your phone gives you the ability to be skilled in so many areas. You can be a pro-cricketer whilst also being a world-famous goalkeeper – without having to spend years in training. Plus, when looking through the sports playing apps available, you may notice that it isn’t just the ‘mainstream’ sports that are getting the attention.
Activities like golf and archery are also having their day. This proves that playing sports on mobile is giving people athletic, if not stationary, opportunities that they otherwise never would have had.
Whether enjoying modern versions of bingo, board games, or sports, playing traditional games via your mobile certainly jazzes things up a bit, and provides an element of interactive fun all around.