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Woo hoo for this event! Even though we own 3 other consoles, we play games mostly on our iPads, so this event really works for us! Although I started out playing all kinds of games, I play mostly boardgames now, as does my husband. So that is what this list is about; our favorite boardgame implementations for the iPad.

And what says mobile more than the places you play them? Well probably other things... But this list is really more about where we like to play and where we've played in the past. We purposefully didn't want to be in the shots themselves since we're both fairly camera shy. But those are our hands Since our iPads don't have cellular service, I chose to take pics where we're playing the AI. And sorry for the quality of some of them... Its not easy to get a good picture without glare or reflection on the screen.

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1. Video Game: Star Realms [Average Rating:7.58 Overall Rank:436] [Average Rating:7.58 Unranked]
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Star Realms is our most played game by far! Both of us play a great group of folks from the Women and Gaming forum. I joined the BGG Star Realms league in August and had lots of fun with that. This is an excellent digital implementation, but I'd give anything for an undo button!

This is a pic of me playing on our backyard patio:

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2. Video Game: Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:156] [Average Rating:7.87 Unranked]
Video Game: Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer
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Ascension has always been a big hit with us. We are always so looking forward to adding new expansions and promos. To be honest, we find playing this far easier than dragging out the game and shuffling everything.

We have a weekly game night with Sarah and this is one we play a lot! Here is a pic of me playing in the car:

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3. Video Game: Lords of Waterdeep [Average Rating:8.10 Overall Rank:252] [Average Rating:8.10 Unranked]
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This a pretty good implementation of the boardgame and its also a big favorite for both of us. The only thing that bugs us is that when we navigate away from the app and then try to go back to it, the video freezes. So if we navigate away, we just close the app altogether. Grrr....

This is another one we play a lot with Sarah. Here is a pic where I'm playing it at Wendy's

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We played this app a TON... That is, before the previous 3 came out We still enjoy playing it but only play local games via bluetooth. We refuse to pay DoW to play it on their servers after purchasing the app and the expansions. We're cheap

We are looking into trying out the pocket edition to see how well it's asynch play via Game Center works. Here's me (again) playing it in the living room in front of the TV. We have been on a Ken Burns kick lately; that is The Civil War we're watching in the background:

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5. Video Game: Dominion by Donald X. Vaccarino [Average Rating:7.44 Overall Rank:969] [Average Rating:7.44 Unranked]
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So we were lucky enough to get this before the developer was forced to remove it from the app store. Even though it was a decent implementation, we didn't play it a ton. We own all of the physical games, so if we felt like playing we'd play the physical game in order to have more options. But we still enjoyed playing this.

Here is a pic of me playing it at Max 'n Ermas (where I had a fairly decent french onion soup and a salad, IIRC):

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Although I own this app, I haven't played it yet. My hubby really enjoys playing it though. He especially likes playing it at work. Here is a pic of him playing it on the office balcony (that's the 5th floor I believe):

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This is a game my hubby plays a bunch. I am not a Scrabble fan, so I don't own this app. He plays with a bunch of family and friends. I'm not sure what his win rate is. I should've asked him!

He plays this everywhere, but here's a pic with him playing at his desk:

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We were so jazzed when we heard this was getting a digital implementation. Its a pretty decent one, but it of course really lacks from not having online multiplayer mode. We can't wait until that functionality is released!

Here is a pic while playing at our local library (with the iPad on mute of course!):

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I played this quite a bit when I first purchased it, but its been displaced by the previous games listed. I don't think my hubby even owns this one. This is another one that needed online asynch.

Here is a pic while playing it in the park. There was a lively baseball game going on to the left of us off-camera:

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10. Video Game: Can't Stop [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:1975] [Average Rating:6.84 Unranked]
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We discovered Can't Stop only in the last year or so. When I saw that there was an iOS app for it, I pounced. I didn't realize it was only pass and play. But we solved that by setting the iPad to mirror to our apple TV so that the other players can see what the current player is doing. It actually works quite well!

Here is a pic of us playing once again in our living room:

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This is not, in our opinion, the best of digital implementations. It bugs us that you can't really see what your opponents are doing. And its play via Game Center su-ucks. But I still enjoy paying it solo.

Here is a pic of what it MIGHT look like playing this in the bathtub Don't worry, the tub was empty and I was fully clothed!

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Ok, last but not least...

Who hasn't played a game or at least taken a turn while on the john? Ok, probably most of you. I wasn't going to even attempt a pic for this one, but here is the next best thing. I give you the view from our toilet

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