I love board games and video games, but I've never had a desire to combine the two. I've always been a firm believer that board games belong on a table (or the floor if there is an ample supply of pillows). But when I got my iPad, I decided I'd give e-board games a try. I was pleasantly surprised by the results.
The iPad still provides the tactile experience of the cardboard games, but it eliminates the set up and cleanup. The iPad also serves as a built-in score keeper and allows you play alone (because let's face it; board game fanatics don't always have a lot of friends). Here is a list of my top five favorite board games on the iPad. Note that most of these games are also available on the iPhone and iPod touch.