Roll the Dice
When you think of board games, it’s likely that you imagine sitting around a board and waiting for your turn to throw the dice. Dice can feature in many traditional fruit machine slot games as they appear on the reels, and they can also be a part of Board Games Slots. Slots such as Microgaming’s Big Kahuna Snakes and Ladders and Yahtzee from WMS are based on highly popular games that involve all of the family, yet these slots will hopefully add a real-money prize to your family fun. Of course, you can also play just for fun with slots such as these available to play at Online Slots NZ, where you can play free demo slots.
The most popular board game?
Ask anyone what the most popular board game is, and you will arguably find that Monopoly is mentioned the most. It’s a classic game that has many variations, just like the wide range of slots based on it. While many theme-based slots are often made by the same software provider, the Monopoly board game is so popular that many game makers have created their own version. Barcrest, Gamesys, IGT and iSoftBet, among others, have their own collection of Monopoly slots, yet it is WMS who takes the lead with their range of Board Games Slots.
With their huge collection of slots based on board games, WMS have one of the best selections of Monopoly slots going. Their titles include Monopoly Party Train, Monopoly Luxury Diamonds, Monopoly Once Around Deluxe, and Super Monopoly Money, but this is only a small taste of what they offer. If Monopoly is the game for you, you know where to look.
Other types of board games
The beauty of board games is that you never play the same game twice, whether you rely on the outcome of the dice or the memory of those you play with. The same goes for slots, with the use of a Random Number Generator ensuring that no two games are alike. Add in the multiple features, the desktop, mobile and tablet gaming experience and the range of low and High Volatility Slots, and you'll find there is something for everyone.
IGT’s Battleship is one of the more popular non-dice games that many families still play today, and a slot version adds to the nostalgic, family feeling that many players look for in their slots.
To be classified in the board games category, a slot doesn’t necessarily have to include a board. If you like casino games, some software providers offer both slots and table games. An example is NetEnt free spins slots, coupled with their range of table games. Other slots, such as Ash Gaming’s Rubik's Riches, is another great example of a fun slot that draws inspiration from a family game. Yes, the Rubik’s Cube may not technically be a board game, but it still makes players feel the same joy they felt when they were young.
Lotto and bingo games may also appear in this category, with titles such as Double Diamond Bingo, Boss the Lotto and Bingo Billons also featuring.
From TV to board game to slot
Many board games begin on television with versions of family favourite shows being transformed into a game that all the family can play. From there, software providers have developed a range of slots based on these TV shows, which gives players the chance of winning just as much as those who appeared on them. Slots such as IGT’s Wheel of Fortune Ultra Reels, Endemol’s Catchphrase and Blueprint Gaming’s Deal or No Deal What’s in your Box all help create the sense of excitement that watching these shows and playing the subsequent board games created.
This SG Digital slot includes the popular Megaways feature, which gives you between 729 and 117,649 different ways to win. You will find cascading wins, free spins and replaceable symbols in this exciting and well-detailed slot.
Monopoly Bring the House Down
Barcrest has given the Monopoly theme its own twist with Monopoly Bring the House Down, a 40-payline slot. It is full of fun features, including free spins, multipliers and sticky wilds and plenty of references to the popular board game, including a Hotel Upgrade Feature.
Ash Gaming has created this 18-payline slot based on the popular multicoloured puzzle that became a household craze in the 1980s. This is anything but a traditional slot, with the image of a Rubik’s Cube changing before your eyes to create winning combos. You can receive free plays and trigger a bonus, allowing you to peel off stickers to cheat your way to a win.
This is another board game that you are likely to find in homes all around the world, and game makers IGT have done their best to create their own version. Featuring the same characters from the board game, this slot keeps it fresh by also offering wilds, free spins, multipliers and a great bonus feature in which you must solve the mystery.