Thousands of years after they were first invented, table and board games are still incredibly popular. An article about tabletop games on Kickstarter reveals that table and board game projects accounted for 85% of the revenue from the games category on Kickstarter, making far more money than video games.
However, while table and board games are popular, not everyone can access them. If you don’t have a big group of friends or you don’t have enough time to sit at a table and play a game of cards, there are table and board games that you can play online, with many of them being available on PCs and mobile devices.
One table game you can play online is the classic casino table game of European roulette. On a European roulette wheel, there are 37 pockets where the ball could possibly fall and there are 0 to 36 numbers on these pockets.
Your task as the player is to take a guess at where the ball is going to fall once the wheel has stopped spinning and in European Roulette online, available at sites such as Magical Vegas, you can place a wager on this. The online game also has an Auto Play feature so you don’t have to click to wager on each spin. Not everyone has room in their home for a roulette wheel, which is what makes the online version more accessible.
Heroes of Warcraft is one of the most successful online card games. The game has 100 million players, who all put together decks made up of characters from the World of Warcraft MMORPG that Blizzard released over a decade ago.
Players can put together decks of minions (characters), spells and effects that will help them win the game, and it’s all about strategy as they try to use their knowledge of the game to beat their opponent. Hearthstone has seasons, too, and expansions with new cards are often released, meaning that the game changes regularly and keeps the gameplay feeling new.
The card game of Uno is famous for how it makes friends argue and families sit in silence. Many bring it out on special holidays, just to create drama between themselves and their loved ones. While the physical game will probably always offer that, there is also an online version of Uno for those who enjoy the game itself and not just the arguments that it can cause.
Ubisoft released Uno on Nintendo Switch in 2017, although the game is also available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It offers online multiplayer, video chatting, as well as personalized rules so that you can make new friends (or new enemies) who like Uno as much as you do.
The Kickstarter stats confirm that table and board games are hugely popular right now and it doesn’t seem to be a fad. As more people look at table and board games, accessibility and whether a game is online or not will be much more important.